Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bruno



At my local coffee shop, you better like dogs.

Dog owners huddle together to discuss Bruno's latest trim.  And the parentage of their dogs.  And the dogs' diets.  And the dogs' inoculations and operations.  And their foibles.

Nancy and Leslie and their dogs sat down beside me while I was having a coffee and reading a book.  They had a lovely conversation, which I can quote verbatim if you would like.

Bruno was bored by the conversation.  He cuddled up next to me and helped me read my book until he fell asleep.

Nancy and Leslie agreed that I am a very patient man for sitting so calmly with Bruno sleeping on my leg.

23 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Dog people are like that. At my favorite cafe one of the human guests will always greet any new dog arriving with it's owner. He is very popular.

Sharon said...

I'm sure I would enjoy sitting for a while at this coffee shop. I'd love watching all the dogs with their people.

Kate said...

This dog looks very well-coiffed. Dogs cannot get inside any of our coffee shops, but there are legions (packs?) of them outdoors in the summer.

I've heard that having a dog is a good way for males to pick up chicks; I wonder, does it work, for women, too? Be careful, Jack!

Susie said...

Oh, there'll be plenty of dog talk here soon, I promise! (I think people without babies just talk about their dogs instead...)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This dog does not look like a "Bruno."

I get all of the talk about dogs that I can take from my mother-in-law, who is obsessive about her and other dogs. I cut her off only when she starts talking about bodily functions.

Lois Evensen said...

Love it! :) And, when I think of a dog named Bruno, I don't think of a poodle!

Mersad said...

As a dog owner and lover, I appreciate these a lot. Where I live you can't enter anywhere public with dogs which I find quite stupid. Some dogs are cleaner then most people that they let go inside. But as I see these were also taken outside. And Bruno is so cute!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Randy said...

I really like the last shot. That's what I love about Santa Fe, it's such a dog city.

Ali Crehan said...

Bruno is a cutie! Scituate is a big dog town, too, but we're not allowed to bring our dogs into the coffeeshops. ;-)

~ Ali at <a href="http://www.ScituateDailyPhoto.com>Scituate Daily Photo</a>

Sylvia K said...

Aw! What a good guy you are to let Bruno nap on your leg!! The only reason I wouldn't want to be there in person is that I would start missing my Sam Schnauzer all over again -- well, actually I've never stopped missing him!! Have a fun day!!

VP said...

I always feel uneasy when adults talk too much of dogs or... to dogs!

Malyss said...

How strange to call a white dog "Bruno" !But he's cute !And dogs are a good way to meet new friends , your post proves it! :o)

RedPat said...

You can't take a dog inside a cafe here and I think even on a patio they have to stay outside the fence.

Karl Demetz said...

Bruno is very cute, nice portraits!
Until now, I knew some people with the name Bruno, but not a dog with that name...

JM said...

Bruno's top shot is amazing! :-)

Tanya Breese said...

oh bruno is a cutie! i had one just like him when i was growing up named mimi :) great portraits!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely portraits but I think I'd go crazy...

Taken For Granted said...

Love your b&w shots. They show such a strong bond between owners and their dogs.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots of the pooches.

There's a cafe here that caters to people with pets, since they can happen to have a coffee or whatever... in a place filled with goods for cats and dogs. You'll often see dogs in there.

Bob Crowe said...

I don't get it. Never did. People are enough stimulation.

Halcyon said...

Very cute! You see alot of people with dogs here in Berlin. I only think it's a shame owners don't "tidy up" after them like they did in Canada.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah so that's how you do it Jack :) with a bit of patience you captured super portraits here...must try this technique real soon :)

Kay said...

Bruno's a handsome guy; nice shots! There aren't a lot of places around here where dogs are welcomed inside. The interesting thing I've noticed when walking trails with our pooch is that people will exchange dog names and ages but the people remain anonymous. When we needed to try a new boarding place for the pup we were referred by "Daisy's dad."