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A Dog's Honour
A Dog's Honour
Ulu Kelang, 13th September 2009: Give Her Food, Shelter and a Little Kindness. In return, a dog's honour is
to defend her master's property even though it is being razed to the ground. These two dogs from a kedai potong kereta
('half-cut' scrap yard) were caught in a pre-dawn fire. With fire engines screaming and explosions rocking the place,
they must have been scared like everyone else there. Yet, they put on a brave front and stood steadfast on duty.

I too was scared when I approached them to see if they were alright. The fire was intense and they looked like some
giant mutant Rottweiler-Doberman cross-breed. From experience, I know that no matter how fierce the animals behave,
they usually possess the instinct to sense and trust a stranger who mean well. When I reached them, I was rewarded
with rigourous licks on my face and on my camera lens. The dogs were later reunited with their tearful owner.

Exposure Info: Panasonic LX3, ISO 200, f2, 1/60 sec with pop-up flash
Photograph, title & caption by & copyright © 2009 TV SMITH

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