Mr Laropi and Loobyloo

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© Clare Wise de Wet
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UploadedMay 13, 2009
TakenSeptember 17, 2007
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length16.8 mm
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I have uploaded this before a long time ago, but for some reason it has disappeared from my uploaded photos.

Loobyloo (the cat) was a rescue kitten, and Mr Laropi was a three legged piglet I bought for $10 from some local people in a village in Adjumani District. I felt so sorry for him because he only had three legs.

After living with our other animals for a while and mixing with our dogs, he thought he was a dog and would run like crazy around the garden making a funny noise that sounded like he was barking. He would also pinch the dogs' bones whenever he had a chance!

These two formed an unusal bond and would often be found snuggled up together on the back step.

Loobyloo is now a beautiful grown up cat. Mr Laropi went to pig heaven...

34 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2009):

    This is so sweet! I love it.

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2009):

    Beautifully composed and lit.This almost looks like a painting.Great shot!!!

  • Dav Akers

    Dav Akers gave props (13 May 2009):

    really amazing!

  • Frederic Charpentier

    Frederic Charpentier gave props (13 May 2009):

    Adorable shot, beautifuly Photographed !

  • Diego Jaramillo

    Diego Jaramillo gave props (14 May 2009):

    Very sweet

  • Christine Casano

    Christine Casano gave props (14 May 2009):

    wonderful shot!! check out mine

  • Michael Van der Tol

    Michael Van der Tol (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2009):

    Wonderful shot - I wonder if the pig thinks it is a cat - or does the cat thinks it is a pig :-)

  • Tatiana Zimina

    Tatiana Zimina gave props (21 May 2009):

    Adorable shot!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    sooo cute

  • Tatiana Zimina

    Tatiana Zimina gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    Adorable shot

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (16 Feb 2010):


  • Mandy Crandell

    Mandy Crandell (Deleted) said (11 Apr 2010):

    What a perfect pair!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri said (16 Jul 2010):

    why mr laropi doesnt got a leg?

  • Irina Bojariu

    Irina Bojariu gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Cute :) Love it.

  • LancelotLink

    LancelotLink gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Precious! Love it!

  • Phebe Myers

    Phebe Myers gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    this is just gorgeous

  • Heidi Morris

    Heidi Morris (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    gorgeous light and subject xxx

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    so this!

  • Mr Mann

    Mr Mann gave props (27 Feb 2011):

    Outstanding! Simply superb light, fabulous pose from your pets and well done for rescuing animals - as Rob Roy says, this is cover worthy. Vivid colour and stunning light. I am spotlighting this as i feel it deserves a wider audience. Outstanding!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Feb 2011):


  • J Rod

    J Rod (Deleted) said (14 Mar 2011):

    This is crazy. Great shot

  • Paul Zollo

    Paul Zollo said (16 Mar 2011):

    Little miracle, this.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    Adorable!!! What a great shot.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (14 Apr 2011):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (10 May 2011):

    Found this again. "Just because we are different, does not mean we can't be friends."

  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    A precious capture. Lovely.

  • Photo Shack

    Photo Shack (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2011):

    Great photograph with the story to go with it...tells us what kind of person you are too...pretty darn likeable

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (12 Jan 2012):

    i doubt there is a pig heaven,
    but i know,
    the kindness you gave,
    you showed,
    was received, and made this pigs life better.
    nothing could have been better ,....considering

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    Fantastic Shot! Fave!

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    Precious. Pay attention people.

  • Samar Soriano

    Samar Soriano gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    i love this story! well captured friendship

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    This is a wonderful picture...

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Loobyloo is not with my collection of those who went to Heaven. RIP Loobyloo

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