Dead Man's Hand

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© Regenia Brabham
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This is Phoenix. He is my new foster pup and is looking for his forever home. Isn't he pretty?

Thank you Izlok for nominating my image!

61 responses

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    What a character he is! Great shot, Regenia!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    He's a cutie Regenia. Great idea for this theme!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    Great shot

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    too too cool!!!!!!!!! great entry

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    what a poker face!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    The fastest draw in the west....do not touch those cards! Well done, Phoenix and Regina

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    You are a real magician! Amazing photo and very unique for the theme!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    This photo is amazing, Reg! Phoenix is a great model!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    Masterful!! So creative and well carried out.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (6 Jun 2012):

    This is really a clever depiction of the "Deadman's Hand" ("aces" and "eights") that Wild Bill Hickock was holding when the cowardly weasel Jack McCall shot him down in cold blood in the Old No. 10 Saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1876, just two months after Custer bought it at the Little Big Horn. When the family visited Deadwood in 1958, we met an ancient lady who called herself "The Belle of the West." She was 4 years old in 1876, and she told us she remembered Hickock's murder. I wonder . . . Whatever, this is so unique, and captured so perfectly. BB

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    Regenia, This photo is amazing !!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    Wonderful shot Regenia...You are so clever and this is perfect for the challenge.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (6 Jun 2012):

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Jun 2012):

    Perfect shot for the theme! You really got creative with this one!!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (7 Jun 2012):

    That a dog with a great poker face.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (7 Jun 2012):

    This is absolutely superb and Phoenix is a great model. I hope that he finds his forever home soon although I know that both you and he will miss one another!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (7 Jun 2012):

    You made me laugh!

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto   gave props (7 Jun 2012):

    You just gotta love this image, how cool is this.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Jun 2012):

    ha! you need to print this on velvet and hang it in your living room. i love, love it!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (8 Jun 2012):

    Oh , love Phoenix and love the entry !

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (8 Jun 2012):

    Talk about a pose.. fantastic shot and entry.. Love it!! .. good luck Phoenix.. !!

  • Suzanne Naughton

    Suzanne Naughton   gave props (8 Jun 2012):

    Lovely! Both the dog & the setup.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    He looked suspicious and very reassuring. Very nice.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    And we have another winner - regardless of his hand.....

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Perfect for the challenge Regenia!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (9 Jun 2012):

    So clever & darling! Really cool! I bet they choose this!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (9 Jun 2012):

    I played poker with that dog once. I asked him if it was a game of chance and he said, "Not when I play it."

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Simply Smashing entry into JPG's Theme Park,

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Wonderful, creative, and so endearing!!! I love this shot....a real winner for this theme, Regenia. Hey, if he's any good at poker, maybe you should keep him!!!

  • David Delannoy

    David Delannoy gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    belle mide en scène ! David

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (10 Jun 2012):

    Thank you so much everyone. Phoenix is such a sweet dog. He was found wandering the streets and turned into Animal Control in Macon. That particular building had to be closed for extermination and there were almost 80 dogs and a bunch of cats that had to be placed or put down. There was only about two weeks to get this accomplished. The media and people on facebook kept reporting and sharing. When I called, there was only one small dog left and Phoenix was it. He had been adopted the previous day but had an accident on the floor and was brought back that morning. I went and picked him up right then and then carried him to my vet. He was fixed, microchipped, and had all his shots. Luckily, he was heartworm negative and started preventative right then. He is now over his surgery and gets his last booster on Tuesday. He will then be available for adoption. I am very happy to report that all the dogs and cats at Macon Animal Control were either adopted or fostered out by individuals or different rescue groups. Many of the larger dogs were transported up north. The internet can be an amazing tool if used for good.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Good for you Regenia!!! Oh, about the shot, there's something about the look in that hombre's eye. I wouldn't fool with him. Brilliant shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (10 Jun 2012):

    LOL James. He is really thinking, "She said to stay, but I really don't wanna" LOL.

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Lol! I laughed out loud when I saw this! He's bluffing.....I'm sure of it....he's bluffing....

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (10 Jun 2012):

    LOL Kristina. You comment made me laugh. Thank you!!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Outstanding!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Wow, so awesome

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    You are good.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    Lol a winner, and so is Phoenix.. what a little star!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    LOL!!! Clever!!!! And so, so cute and funny! Love it, Regenia!!!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    Very creative! Well done.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    Well done!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    His future was in the cards all along !!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (13 Jun 2012):

    Laughing. Absolutely brilliant, my friend.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (14 Jun 2012):

    Hope it makes it.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (14 Jun 2012):

    Regenia, I think you have another 'natural ham' with this one. Looking forward to more photos of him. er, by the way, removing equipment that is fully functional is NOT 'fixing' .... 'modifying' ok. ;-)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Jun 2012):

    LOL! I like that term OC. Thank you so much everyone.

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (17 Jun 2012):

    Love it! Way too cute! :D

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (17 Jun 2012):

    Brilliant..so cute!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Wonderful! And what a great entry....never even thought of this concept for the challenge. Nice one!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (20 Jun 2012):

    Now I had enough, I had laugh again, I am done for today!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (20 Jun 2012):

    I just shown to my husband, he laughed too!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (20 Jun 2012):

    Thank you everyone and I am glad you and your husband got a good laugh Roxana.

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Cute! Makes me smile.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (23 Jun 2012):

    Poker Doggy!

  • Liz Bennefeld

    Liz Bennefeld   gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    That dog's got an attitude!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    very creative composition!

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) said (5 Jul 2012):

    What a great shot and his stance and everything is wonderful! And he's cute too!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    You gotta know when to hold em, and know when to fold em... Good dog..

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    amazing!!! Phoenix is a model for you.... beautiful Regenia!!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (19 Oct 2012):

    how DID i miss this one - fantastic!

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