Today I walked up Elmwood Ave from my apartment to my bank, and I tried to take a picture of every dog I met along the way. I would say the route is about a half mile round trip. Most of the owners tried to make their dogs sit for the camera, but very few dogs complied. It is pretty hard to take a picture of a squirmy dog.
I don't think I would ever want to own a dog, but I would like to walk one from time to time. Dogs are funny. Most people seemed very happy to let me take a picture of their dog. I tried to imagine what would happen if I had done this same thing only with babies instead of dogs, and I had to laugh. If I started asking random people if I could take a picture of their baby, I would probably be arrested. But with dogs the folks were all, "Eh, sure."
Not that this was a competition, but here is the winning dog. His name is Jonezie. Granted, he had an advantage because he is just a puppy, but still, he blew his competition out of the water. Plus, he sat down and posed for the camera like a professional.