Bah! Humbug!

© Mitch Spence

Bah! Humbug!

AEK 12/20/2009 7:42:56 AM

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. #1217979

Susie Peek-Swint 12/20/2009 8:06:06 AM

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! #8235001

Les Rhoades 12/20/2009 8:06:58 AM

It's a Wonderful Life!

HTD! #8235002

Monnie Ryan 12/20/2009 8:07:17 AM

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! #8235004

Nikki McDonald 12/20/2009 8:08:16 AM

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. #8235006

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/20/2009 8:43:43 AM

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 #8235065

Nikki McDonald 12/20/2009 8:59:46 AM

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 :) #8235097

Leslie McLain 12/20/2009 9:06:59 AM

Adorable capture, Mitch. #8235117

Liz blahh 12/20/2009 9:08:17 AM

Excellent capture and story with a happy ending! WTG Mitch!!! #8235123

Mary Beth Aiello 12/20/2009 10:07:07 AM

Mitch -- This is just too precious. Wonderful composition and colors. And those eyes. Glad to know he will have a family soon. So sweet. #8235238

Judy A. Lawhon 12/20/2009 11:02:30 AM glad George has a new home! A wonderful capture, Mitch! #8235359

Joy Rector 12/20/2009 11:22:12 AM

love this shot, and so glad he found a home #8235398

Dr Silly 12/20/2009 12:03:26 PM

Hahahaha funny capture. :O) #8235456

David Phalen 12/20/2009 2:29:18 PM

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!! #8235730

Michelle Alton 12/20/2009 2:46:57 PM

A gorgeous portrait, Mitch...and an equally gorgeous story! Merry Christmas to George! (and You!) #8235765

Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall 12/20/2009 3:47:50 PM

Success ... for George finding a home ... and ... for the excellence of this image. #8235833

Tammy M. Anderson 12/20/2009 5:05:30 PM

Fantastic capture and such a wonderful story, Mitch. #8235930

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/20/2009 5:54:13 PM

AWESOME story and image, Mitch!!! I'm so glad he is going to get a home...finally!!! :-) k #8236024

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/20/2009 7:10:53 PM

You made me smile Mitch! George is beautiful!!! Great capture! HTD! #8236180

Kim L. Ludwig 12/21/2009 3:42:40 AM

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!! #8236681

Anne M. Young 12/21/2009 3:47:36 AM

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 #8236689

Tiia Vissak 12/21/2009 11:56:32 AM

a cute capture! #8237770

Monnie Ryan 12/21/2009 12:44:52 PM

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! #8237890

Amy M. Wilson 12/21/2009 1:45:41 PM

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! #8238028

Tommy E. Burgess 12/22/2009 4:55:00 AM

What a wonderful capture, and such a touching story Mitch!! #8239149

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/22/2009 8:41:27 AM

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! #8239674

Tammy Espino 12/22/2009 1:55:33 PM

I'm so glad he found a home!! :) YAY!! Fantastic capture of this adorable face! #8240233

Patricia A. Stalter 12/23/2009 10:25:49 AM

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. #8241976

Ryan Murphy 12/24/2009 8:24:08 PM

adorable, mitch. and glad the story has a happy ending. merry christmas! #8245112

Mitch Spence 12/27/2009 8:52:42 AM

Thank you everyone for your great comments. It did indeed turn out to be the perfect Christmas story. #8249129

Nikki McDonald 1/1/2010 11:27:18 AM

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 :) #8261536

Mitch Spence 1/7/2010 10:05:29 AM

George and I thank you, Nikki. #8278333

Nikki McDonald 12/18/2010 8:50:54 PM

So glad to see George again this year. Sure would love to hear he got adopted! I love that woebegone expression! #9113777

Mitch Spence 1/1/2011 9:48:04 AM

Thanks, Nikki. :) #9136951

Michelle L. Frick 1/14/2012 11:22:55 PM

And who on earth could resist that face? I hope lots of treats were given to this beautiful model for such cooperation! #9920801

Mitch Spence 1/19/2012 10:27:35 AM

Thank you, Shell. #9929438

Liz blahh 12/5/2012 6:58:06 PM

Just look at that face, who couldn't love him, wonderful image! #10452715

Julianne Bradford 12/7/2012 9:24:18 AM

Oh..poor baby. I don't think he likes those reindeer antlers. Great capture tho mitch! #10454690

Mitch Spence 12/26/2012 7:47:37 AM

Thanks, Liz and Julianne. #10479212

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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.

Category: Animals

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 12/20/2009 7:24:38 AM
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