Our Dog Abe (2018-06-15 17-24-12a)
Abe is taking a rest out on our back parch. He’s a mutt, a mixture of Chou, German Shepherd, Black Lab and Rottweiler. He’s about 13 years old. We aren’t sure of his exact age because we got him from the city pound where he was picked up as a stray. That was about 8 years ago. We got him after my wife and daughter saw him on the Web page the pound had set up for him. The next day we went down and picked him up.
He’s a strange dog. He has what the vet called inappropriate vocalizations. Basically that means you can’t tell if he’s happy or upset from the noises he makes. They are the same for both. This tends to scare people who don’t know him especially since he is on the large size – about 90 pounds.
The photo was taken with a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone in RAW mode. I used ACDSee Ultimate 2018 to remove part of a chair leg that was sticking into the frame, adjust the lighting and the white balance, raise the contrast, vibrance and clarity and sharpen a bit. Then I cropped a bit.
Photo © 2018 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.