Memories of Qingming – Part 2

The Pirate And Cupcakes. Lonely As A Cemetery Dog.

It was both heartbreaking and heartening to see this eye patched dog that turned around to smile at me when I called out in 2016. I am guessing she was probably abandoned here as a puppy.

The dog must have grew up very lonely in the normally deserted and vast graveyard where she ruled. Heartening because, once a year, there is an abundance of food for her to scavenge. Visitors leave behind prayer food such as Chinese cupcakes.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f10, 1/320 sec.

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The Day I Met Mutt Rempit

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo (Mutt Rempit).

Went to Sekinchan today to test Sony’s new HDR Sky Camera App. At the paddy fields, I met a farmer raking his field, accompanied by his pet dog.

Asked him where he stays and he told me it is quite far. Naturally, I asked how the dog travels. He showed me.

The dog balances himself quite well on the back of the motorcycle, even when going around corners. Occasionally, the un-neutered dog jumps off when he sees a female.

Quite an amazing sight and Winter Solstice must be my lucky day.

“Me And You And A Dog Named Boo” was a hit song by Lobo. It tells the story of two friends and a dog taking a cross-country road trip. Sung like an ode to carefree days and freedom (gone).

I remember to this day, they stopped at the wheat fields of St Paul. It was Kansas and not Saint Paul, Minnesota, as I originally thought.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f13, 1/200 sec.

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Cat Roar

One of my cats getting up on a lazy Sunday morning. I saw him yawning in front of nice window light and went to get the camera.

To make him yawn again for the camera, I pretended to yawn a few times as he looked at me sheepishly.

Eventually, he yawned again. Don’t know if it is contagious yawning or he was bored by the whole thing.

Is cross-species contagious yawning even possible? Some scientists believe, in the case of humans, it is triggered by empathy.

Didn’t spend too much time wondering. We went back to sleep.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 500, f4, 1/60 sec.