I Don't Get Tired of You

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© Pamela Haberman
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2012
TakenJanuary 16, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/25 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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"I don't get tired of you. Please don't grow weary of being compassionate toward me."


This dog was kept by his owner in old abandoned leather tannery without food. His water bowl is an empty tuna can. He wallows in the trash and his own feces. When I approached him to take this picture he jumped up trying to get out of the vat as if begging me to take him home. It nearly broke my heart to leave him there.

28 responses

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    This pup only wants a good home. What a sad picture- but well captured.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    I hope this sweet pup finds a good home with lots of love. Let us know what happens.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    poor little guy! super entry.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Poor baby! I see you said was kept. I do hope he has a happier home now.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Planting a Winner in the Dirt of JPG's Theme Park (I'm diggin' your entry).

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Shameful. His expression says it all. Well captured.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    This poor dog has sad eyes ... Shameful to treat it so

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    This breaks my heart ..the sadness in his eyes.

  • Lisa Fournier

    Lisa Fournier gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    it's break my heart, so sad :/ but so emotive photo

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Do you really think I like being dirty? :-(

  • ArMaS

    ArMaS gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    very dramatic picture and unfortunally real

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    My heart aches for him. Such a powerful image.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Feb 2012):

    My heart is broken too I cannot even begin to fathom how anyone can be so cruel. You could always report the owners if he is still there.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (29 Feb 2012):

    Oh my gosh....breaks my heart and makes me sick....:(

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    Poor thing. He's adorable.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    What a powerful image of this poor little pup who has a tough existence....It is heartbreaking!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2012):

    It is such an excellent photograph, but so sad, shouldn't this be reported?

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (4 Mar 2012):

    Such a powerful shot........

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (4 Mar 2012):

    what a beautiful expression of the dog well done

  • Marcy Tumbarello

    Marcy Tumbarello said (6 Mar 2012):

    OMG Where and when was this? Couldn't you save him somehow?

  • Denise Regan

    Denise Regan said (8 Mar 2012):

    I bet someone would go rescue him if you let them know where this is....

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman said (8 Mar 2012):

    This photo was taken in Miraflores Mexico (in Baja). Sadly, this is pretty common there. A group of American ex-pats has formed a group to rescue the homeless dogs, have them vaccinated and spayed or neutered, and then adopted or released. Thanks to all for the concern.

  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (11 Mar 2012):

    There is such real emotion in his eyes. Eerie. A beautiful sentient being.

  • Barb Rexroat

    Barb Rexroat gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Great pic, great title

  • Caitlyn Chapman

    Caitlyn Chapman gave props (8 May 2012):

    this photo is extremely well done. you really captured the expression in his face... and it broke my heart. jeez.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    I'm not a dog person but this one would have been comin' home with me. The face.

  • Ward New

    Ward New gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Oh my! Now I'm sad.

  • Julie Ann Newell

    Julie Ann Newell gave props (4 Jul 2014):

    this photo breaks my heart. I am such a dog lover and this photo moved me to tears. Great work on capturing such a beautiful dog. Hope he has a home now.

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