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Identity crisis

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 7 July 2009 in Animal & Insect.

When I went to the doggy parlour this morning, I had no problem. When I came out, however, and looked in the mirror, well – I just couldn’t believe my eyes! And it raised the question - am I a dog, or am I a lion?

Well, I have a mane, so I must be a lion. But my tail isn’t quite like that of a lion (oops - maybe that’s why I’m booked in at the parlour again tomorrow!), so I must be a dog. But that guy with the camera looks quite juicy and edible, and I haven’t barked at him, so probably I’m a lion. But I’m in the streets of a suburb, and though this is Africa, it means I’m most probably a dog. However, I’ve got the look, so I must be a lion. But if I was a lion, I definitely wouldn’t have let my owners shave me like this, especially in winter time (what were they thinking!!), so I am almost certainly a dog. Oh - I’ve just lifted my leg, so - proof positive – I am a dog! I think.

With a hot head and a cold body – someone’s gonna pay for this!

Silly Tuesday submission - for the rest of the posts, take a look here.

Canon EOS 40D 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 320 85 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Lol that is funny. Best ST so far :)

7 Jul 2009 5:28am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

LOL. awesome -- and a perfect accompanying write up!! :) faaabulous!

7 Jul 2009 5:31am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Funny One! Looks a bit cuddly, though (just his front bit!). Ha ha.

7 Jul 2009 6:55am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great shot - that actually is a quite typical lion expression!

7 Jul 2009 7:00am

zOOm from Paris, France

Who Am I and Where Do I Go ?
Unusual cut for such a dog ! ;-)

7 Jul 2009 7:09am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

very unusual dog.. and very funny :).

7 Jul 2009 7:49am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

LOL, love it.

7 Jul 2009 8:21am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Hillarious post Rob!

7 Jul 2009 9:16am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Great catch, Rob!

7 Jul 2009 9:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Now I call that disturbing. Even his expression is pained. Nice piece of funny/sad social commentary

7 Jul 2009 10:00am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

That may be animal abuse. Great find.

7 Jul 2009 10:14am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is the funniest I've seen today ........ and the commentary is wonderful.
I've got a funny-looking animal today also! :D

7 Jul 2009 11:10am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I just LOVE what they did with you hair, darling! Too funny!

7 Jul 2009 11:13am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This is sooooo good Rob, I adore him, lion or dog, I'll take care ofyou sweetie, no matter the breed lol

7 Jul 2009 11:53am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific! You go to the top of the class.

7 Jul 2009 1:44pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack - much appreciated!

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

WHAT!! There are no lions in Africa. Great silly shot, Rob.

7 Jul 2009 3:45pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Now, this is cool !! and I love your story, hilarious !!!


7 Jul 2009 4:36pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

From a dogs POV he is silly but I think his mane looks is pretty sharp for a chow. He is starting a fad for sure. Great ST entry.

7 Jul 2009 5:25pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

hahah - fantastic shot Rob and I LOVE yor comments...I can see why he'd be confused! :)

7 Jul 2009 9:33pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull dog portrait

7 Jul 2009 9:50pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, poor thing. Great shot for today!

7 Jul 2009 10:01pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Best Silly Tuesday! Great capture! Your write-up just added to the pleasure! :)

7 Jul 2009 11:46pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

gotta love this one. so funny and the look on his face is priceless :)

8 Jul 2009 4:48am

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Just adorable.

8 Jul 2009 8:08am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Love it! Great post. Made me smile and I needed a smile!

10 Jul 2009 1:13pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/100 second
ISO 320
85 mm