#501 Last Day
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mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Each year 4 Million dogs and cats are euthanized in America (1 every 8 seconds).

This is Lenny's last day at the local shelter



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Know what you mean Mark, just think soon we will all be dealing with too many exotic animals left loose . florida is already seeing more and more exotic animals being release into the everglades.

Norm



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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you should have taken Lenny home, I don't think I would have been able to leave there knowing what you knew...this is such a sad, all too common image, that poor dogs expression is haunting, as if he knows what his future holds.

Mark, your images lately are dealing with very difficult, darker subjects.



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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And Mark, photographically speaking, your images are raising the bar higher and higher, in addition to the thought-provoking, emotive subject matter...

I don't think any of us here will be content with snap shots...of course, the purpose of this particular forum is to prompt deeper involvement with our photography, and we - well, speaking for myself at least - need strong examples to give me something to strive toward...

Honestly, thanks (to everyone) for that...
Jerry



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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Another emotional subject. I will think positively and hope he found a new home at the 11th hour.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Hightraxx wrote:
Know what you mean Mark, just think soon we will all be dealing with too many exotic animals left loose . florida is already seeing more and more exotic animals being release into the everglades.

Norm


Hi Norm,

Thanks for the comment. I remember hearing about that exotic animal owner on the news. There are a lot of sad situations involving animals. I also saw where people have let their pet pythons loose in the Everglades and they are eating everything and anything.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
you should have taken Lenny home, I don't think I would have been able to leave there knowing what you knew...this is such a sad, all too common image, that poor dogs expression is haunting, as if he knows what his future holds.

Mark, your images lately are dealing with very difficult, darker subjects.


Hi Travis,

Thanks for your thoughtful response. I know these last few entries have been a bit depressing, but I'm trying to bring some emotion to the photos. I'm already looking forward to trying something humorous next week.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Tenn.Jer wrote:
And Mark, photographically speaking, your images are raising the bar higher and higher, in addition to the thought-provoking, emotive subject matter...

I don't think any of us here will be content with snap shots...of course, the purpose of this particular forum is to prompt deeper involvement with our photography, and we - well, speaking for myself at least - need strong examples to give me something to strive toward...

Honestly, thanks (to everyone) for that...
Jerry



Thanks very much Jerry,

The extra time you put into your detailed responses is not going un-noticed. The descriptive way you share your thoughts gives each of us a little food for thought concerning our images. You are very kind to take the time to do this.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Oregon Gal wrote:
Another emotional subject. I will think positively and hope he found a new home at the 11th hour.


Thank you Barbara,

I will also hope for the same. It's a cruel world in so many ways. I wanted to get a good emotional shot for the WA, but after I left this place I was not the same as before I went in.



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Nice Mark. I was thinking along the same lines for this week. Well done.



mark fadely
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twistedlim wrote:
Nice Mark. I was thinking along the same lines for this week. Well done.


Thank you Rich, I hope I didn't cause you problems in finding your shot for the week.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Mark, powerful image even if you had not told us his pending fate .

Birdie



Mado
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
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Such a sad and true image.



Klaus Priebe
Registered: Aug 28, 2007
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Mark,
Well done and a very sad fate. I hate to see animals in this situation.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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birdied wrote:
Mark, powerful image even if you had not told us his pending fate .

Birdie


Thank you Roberta. It is a very sad reality that these animals are discarded as they are. I'm glad that my daughter volunteers for a local pet adoption service on Saturdays.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Mado wrote:
Such a sad and true image.



Thanks for commenting Mado. It is so sad, and the image makes me uncomfortable too.



mark fadely
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Klaus Priebe wrote:
Mark,
Well done and a very sad fate. I hate to see animals in this situation.



Thanks Klaus. It's too bad that they have to suffer because of our mismanagement.



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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Mark i have 2 dogs (got em from shelter)I remember how happy these dogs when i took them home.Its really sad for those dogs that left behind. I just don't wanna think about it and this image mark really speaks a lot to me..



12bar
Registered: Jul 03, 2006
Total Posts: 277
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Great photo, it made me cry



Ianlacy
Registered: Mar 02, 2009
Total Posts: 245
Country: United States

Dang it man, I'm at work and there are no onions around here to blame this on.



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