No one was ready. No one was looking. Except Roscoe. And I started to edit the image and make a post as a joke, along the lines of… “When no one is ready for family portraits except the family dog.”
But as I started the edit, putting all of the focus on him — cropping the heads off his owners to really force the viewer to look at him.. his expression struck me and I started to cry. It wasn’t a joke any longer because he WAS ready. This is HIS family. These are his people. Heaven help me, I’m still crying.
I have a deep love for animals, dogs and all of their insanity included — Roscoe is surrounded by a ton of love in this portrait.