Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A dog waiting for his surfer's return

I thought a Costa Rica version of a dog waiting for his master would be a good choice for the worldwide Daily Photo theme of "waiting." There are few things better than the patience of a waiting dog and the excitement, affection and joy that a dog shows upon his master's return.

In Tamarindo, you would not expect a dog to be waiting with a newspaper and slippers for the master to return from a busy day at the office. Here is a more typical pose for a waiting dog in Tamarindo -- a dog waiting for his master to finish surfing!

The patience of this dog is even more admirable when you consider that this dog would not seem to be the most suited to the climate along the warm Pacific coast of Costa Rican. I am sure that he enjoys the breeze off the ocean, and of course he can take a dip in the ocean to cool off, but in the warm weather 12 months of the year in our area of Costa Rican he will never experience the temperatures for which his thick coat was intended.

Maybe his owner is on vacation in Tamarindo from the central highlands that I have shown in my photos during the last few days. This photo was taken very close to our Langosta Beach condo.


We are showing photos this week of the unique Mayan pyramid of Ek Balam in the Yucatan, Mexico at Viva la Voyage.

To see how other Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted the theme of "Waiting," Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

15 comments:

Nathalie said...

What a great idea for today's theme!

I enjoyed catching up with your latest posts too. I loved your pasture lands and mountains shots - and congratulations on your hummingbird photo, these little creatures are so hard to photograph, aren't they?

Kate said...

This photo of WAITING is perfect for theme day. As I've mentioned on other posts that featured dogs, when they wait for their masters, canines are the picture of patience.

Jilly said...

Oh yes, dogs - the most faithful creatures who wait for us forever. A lovely shot and as you say different to the dog with pipe and slippers waiting. Beautiful image, Dave.

Sharon said...

You are so right, his coat was made for a cooler climate. He is a loyal friend, waiting patiently.

brattcat said...

I, too, was surprised to see this breed on the beaches of Costa Rica. Really interesting entry for theme day, Dave.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Great image of a dog on the beach. i bet dogs really love the ocean and the waves just like people do. truly excellent image for theme day

Jarart said...

This is a beautiful shot for the theme! It reminded me of the dog that I photographed on the beach along the Oregon coast waiting for the return of his surfing master. Dogs are faithful friends where ever they may live.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Yes, that's a good theme photo! I picked a dog waiting for mine, too; dogs wait. I'll have to go look at your Mayan pyramid photos now as well.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

cieldequimper said...

Strange, I don't associate these dogs with that climate! Excellent post!

Ann said...

Great minds think alike but you have a much better location for your background, I needed to zoom right in and cut mine out.

ρομπερτ said...

Dogs are said to be the 6th sense for us humans - many times knowing more, maybe time to sit and wait and see what he's looking at.

A wonderful Wednesday for you all.

glenda said...

This looks like an Alaskan Malamute and you are correct this is not his favorite temp. zone. This is such a good choice for theme day. I know my dogs have done their share of waiting.

Susie of Arabia said...

This is such a beautiful portrait of this gorgeous dog. Great choice for Theme Day!
Sorry I haven't been around - I was traveling and had lots of family business to tend to. Trying to catch up now!

JM said...

Here is the dog you have mentioned on your comment. He looks great and so does your photo! Wonderful light and composition too.

Chin said...

so cute.

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