The Power of the Dog.

Neil Gaiman, britisk forfatter bosatt i Usa, har mistet hunden sin Cabal.

Cabal var en hvit gjeter, som Neil Gaiman reddet fra et ubehagelig liv. Han skriver fint om forholdet de fikk i de årene Cabal levde og sorgen over å miste vennen din. Hele bloggteksten kan du lese her.

Tittelen på blogginnlegget hans, The Power of a Dog, er tatt fra et dikt av Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), som han siterer i teksten;

The Power of the Dog

THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way

From men and women to fill our day; 

And when we are certain of sorrow in store, 

Why do we always arrange for more? 

Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware

Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Reklamer

Dogblog (San Fransisco)

Iblant kan man få følelsen av at noen blogger kun er ute etter å more seg på andres bekostning. Dette gjelder ikke sjelden for blogger som handler om hunder. Men iblant snubler man over prosjekter som skiller seg ut. Dogblog er et av disse.

"Ordinarily I'd say something about these two being possibly related, but I can't get past the eyes on the right-hand one. Maybe it's just my monitor settings, but I never knew dogs could be goth. Or maybe I did. Maybe I secretly knew, inside, all along." (Dogblog)

Bloggerens prinsipp er enkelt: «As I walk around San Francisco, I encounter dogs tied to things, take their pictures, and offer them up to the world with whatever commentary springs to mind. Enjoy.»

"Not only was this guy able to fall asleep outside a pretty rowdy-sounding bar on what I think was Haight St. on a weekend night, he ... well, that's an achievement in and of itself, really. Check out that jacket wrapped around him. Someone knew they weren't going to be coming out for a while and wanted their dog to be comfy. I can respect the hell out of that." (Dogblog)

Han startet dette prosjektet i 2005, og nærmer seg nå portrett nummer 500. Med en god penn og et våkent blikk serverer bloggeren både morsomme og underfundige tekster til bildene han knipser av de tålmodige bikkjene. Tekstene tar form av alt fra enkeltstående statements, til dialoger og små historier.

"Holy fuck, it’s MagicDog! … The fuck do you mean you’ve never heard of MagicDog? This is the dog, man! This is the one you get when you’ve reached that point in your life where you need a dog around who can help you with all the problems you’ve accumulated. He doesn’t make them go away, you just hug him and pat his fuzzy head and your problems become 50-80% less important. No, I don’t know how it works. That’s why it’s called magic." (Dogblog)

Han startet bloggen sin her: http://www.automatedredemption.com/flavorcountry/dogblog/

Han flyttet og fortsatte bloggen sin her: http://dogblogsf.tumblr.com/