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  Bah! Humbug!
Bah! Humbug!
This is George, who's thinking "Bah! Humbug!" What George wants is a home for Christmas.He and six littermates were left at the shelter. All the pups were adopted except him.

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    mitch - you reach into the souls of all - look at those eyes. what a glorious image with a story that is making me cry - I wonder why he wasn't adopted? i'm so glad he'll be "coming home for christmas." again - wonderful image and heartwarming story. -a.

12/20/2009 7:42:56 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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I agree with Arlene ~ this one touches the heart .. wonderful capture Mitch and I'm so glad he'll have a happy ending .. hugs to George!

12/20/2009 8:06:06 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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It's a Wonderful Life!

HTD!

12/20/2009 8:06:58 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Oh, who could resist those sad, soulful eyes? I'll keep my fingers crossed that someone's spirit of Christmas extends to taking in a new family member! Cute photo, Mitch!

12/20/2009 8:07:17 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I am just loving this one too, Mitch -- all the entries are not in yet but I'm betting on it for a big score in the 101 theme. And more! What a wonderfully soulful look -- he's not too happy about those antlers at all, is he? And what a great ending to his story -- you must be so very pleased to know the part your photos played in his placement. Wonderful composition.

12/20/2009 8:08:16 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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What a wonderful gift he and his new family will make each other. Good good story, Mitch...and great capture of it in his beautiful eyes and demeanor.

Patti

12/20/2009 8:43:43 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Funny, when I started my comment, I thought it would be right after Arlene's -- but Susie, Les and Monnie all got in between us. Says something about my verbosity but says more about the immediacy of the impact this image has on the viewer, I think :)

12/20/2009 8:59:46 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Adorable capture, Mitch.

12/20/2009 9:06:59 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Excellent capture and story with a happy ending! WTG Mitch!!!

12/20/2009 9:08:17 AM

 
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Mitch -- This is just too precious. Wonderful composition and colors. And those eyes. Glad to know he will have a family soon. So sweet.

12/20/2009 10:07:07 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Awwww....so glad George has a new home! A wonderful capture, Mitch!

12/20/2009 11:02:30 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love this shot, and so glad he found a home

12/20/2009 11:22:12 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Hahahaha funny capture. :O)

12/20/2009 12:03:26 PM

 
David Phalen
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OK you made me cry!! When I read he had been in the shelter for three years I was about ready to fly out and adopt him. I am sooo happy he is going home after Christmas and I bet he will be the most loving pet anyone cpould imagine. Rescue dogs are the best!! You photo is perfectly captured and those eyes are so expressive!! HTD!!

12/20/2009 2:29:18 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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A gorgeous portrait, Mitch...and an equally gorgeous story! Merry Christmas to George! (and You!)

12/20/2009 2:46:57 PM

 
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Success ... for George finding a home ... and ... for the excellence of this image.

12/20/2009 3:47:50 PM

 
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Fantastic capture and such a wonderful story, Mitch.

12/20/2009 5:05:30 PM

 
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AWESOME story and image, Mitch!!! I'm so glad he is going to get a home...finally!!! :-) k

12/20/2009 5:54:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You made me smile Mitch! George is beautiful!!! Great capture! HTD!

12/20/2009 7:10:53 PM

 
Kim L. Ludwig
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I am so happy he has a happy ending!! I can't believe he's been there that long! I also volunteer at our local spca photographing the animals up for adoption, and know how rewarding it is to help find these sweet babies homes with our cameras and stories!!

12/21/2009 3:42:40 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Should be cover boy for Pet Adoption - such a delightful albeit sad face! My son has just adopted to rescue greyhounds - rescue's are the best! Bet we see this again...

Merry Xmas

12/21/2009 3:47:36 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cute capture!

12/21/2009 11:56:32 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Hey Mitch, one of our best friends is from Omaha (now in Ohio), so we've been cheering Nebraska on since somewhere in the mid-1960s. And, we Ohio State fans have an extra-special reason to rejoice if they beat Arizona in the bowl game! We'll cross our fingers that everything comes up roses and corn!

12/21/2009 12:44:52 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Awwww..... he's a beautiful dog, that makes me so sad to know how many are in his same position but I'm so happy that he'll have a new home soon and I just pray that the rest of his life will be so wonderful that he'll forget his difficult first years!

12/21/2009 1:45:41 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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What a wonderful capture, and such a touching story Mitch!!

12/22/2009 4:55:00 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Ohhh, I have tears and a smile.....I am so happy he found a home...I hope he will be loved a lot. Beautiful dog, story and image. Merry Christmas, Mitch!

12/22/2009 8:41:27 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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I'm so glad he found a home!! :) YAY!! Fantastic capture of this adorable face!

12/22/2009 1:55:33 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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He made a great card too! So glad he found a home. I didn't want to come out there! At least not this time of the year.

12/23/2009 10:25:49 AM

 
Ryan Murphy
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adorable, mitch. and glad the story has a happy ending. merry christmas!

12/24/2009 8:24:08 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you everyone for your great comments. It did indeed turn out to be the perfect Christmas story.

12/27/2009 8:52:42 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I simply cannot resist this one. It's my pick for fav from your Animal entries in December. Wouldn't I love to see it go on :)

1/1/2010 11:27:18 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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George and I thank you, Nikki.

1/7/2010 10:05:29 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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So glad to see George again this year. Sure would love to hear he got adopted! I love that woebegone expression!

12/18/2010 8:50:54 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks, Nikki. :)

1/1/2011 9:48:04 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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And who on earth could resist that face? I hope lots of treats were given to this beautiful model for such cooperation!

1/14/2012 11:22:55 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Shell.

1/19/2012 10:27:35 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Just look at that face, who couldn't love him, wonderful image!

12/5/2012 6:58:06 PM

 
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Oh..poor baby. I don't think he likes those reindeer antlers. Great capture tho mitch!

12/7/2012 9:24:18 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks, Liz and Julianne.

12/26/2012 7:47:37 AM

 
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