Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dog Walks Man

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11 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Nice shadow play.

my name is Amanda said...

This is great, because not only is it dynamic that the shadow leash ends as abruptly as the arm begins, thrusting from the opposite edge, but also because you almost see the expression of the man, jugding only from the posture and stance in his silhouette. (And dogs are cute.) Nice!

Missy said...

My cat hates it, but I love it.

Blair Sorrel said...

http://www.ny1.com/1-all-boroughs-news-content/top_stories/113507/stray-voltage-shocks-woman-in-herald-square

Greetings! Unfortunately, most dog walkers discover a danger, only sadly, when victimized. And so I wanted to inform you of StreetZaps.com. And so you are aware, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat. Thank you.

WHY URBAN METAL ISN'T PRECIOUS- Blair Sorrel, Founder, www.StreetZaps.com

Of course, you want a worry-free walk year-round, so adopt this simple strategy:

EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AVOID A SHOCK.

Take just a few seconds to survey the immediate surroundings and make your trajectory toward a non-conductive surface, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard, rather than risking any metal or electrical fixture. The lowly, free-standing garbage bag, is you and your dog's best friend, most of the time, unless it's snowed and salted. Then you might contemplate indoor products. Consider the safer, hardware-free RopeNGo leash and harness to help shield against a possible zapping and for greater peace of mind.

CONTACT VOLTAGE DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE BY GENDER.

Your pooch's sex is irrelevant. True, the most gruesome scenario is that of a male dog electrocuted by its own urine. Our poster girl sidled a hydrant and limped for five days.Intuit your dog's cues, if resistant to an area, choose an alternative route. Elude potentially live work areas or carry your canine, if necessary. Opt for indoor products such as The Pet Loo, Hammacher Schlemmer's Indoor Restroom, or Wee-Wee Pads, if external conditions are ominous. Dog booties can leak and make your pooch even more vulnerable.

ARE YOU PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR DOG?

Any of these fixtures might be dangerous, so again, choose non-conductive where and when possible. (link to home page fixtures listed below and/or the visuals page):

View All StreetZaps' Home Page & Safety Images

– Street & Traffic Lights can leak if damaged internally, even if the compartment is fully closed and the light is not illuminated

– While wooden blocks anchor Scaffolding or Sidewalk Sheds, be aware that sloppy wiring by a contractor and/or the use of lighting equipment which is NOT WATER-PROOFED or even suitable for outdoor usage, may still shock a passerby.

– ATM Vestibules

– Decorative Lighting

– Dog Booties may increase
the risk of a shock

- Electrical Boxes

– Fire Hydrants

– Fire Police Call Boxes

– Manhole Covers

– Muni Meters

– Phone Booths

– Service Boxes

– Street Light Boxes

– Traffic Boxes

– Work Areas

After all, why chance it when there's a choice?

BETWEEN YOU, ME, AND THE LAMPPOST.

Tampered equipment can become pernicious so please map (Report Form) damaged fixtures and known hot spots to admonish other pedestrians and alert the utility and transportation department.

Globe Jogger said...

I'm loving the photos. Keep it up.

Minneapolis Realtor said...

That's great. As someone who prides himself on having a well trained dog I find it super funny how many people are being walked by their dogs. Walking around Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, I'm always seeing people who are nearly falling over because their dogs are pulling them so hard.

betty said...

This is a very interesting photo. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Cool photo!!

-Molly

RAW: Minneapolis

Galaxy CB said...

I see people all the time in the metro area with dogs that seem to be walking their owner. Why don't these people spend a little time and a train their dogs better? I hate when they don't pick up the droppings also!

Nissan Dealers Minneapolis said...

The dogs are actually the real masters; we just don't know it ;)
Lovely pic.

PVC Fabric said...

Oh man I love this one! So sinister, yet you know it's just a guy and his dog.