Saturday, November 6, 2010

A dog operator and his dog

I go fruit-and vegetable-shopping at Jerusalem's open air market once a week, but this was my first time to see a police dog patrolling the shuk.
The Border Guard policeman saw a pile of bagged refuse on the ground inside a little side alley and took his dog there to sniff around.
The team was so intent on doing their job professionally and quickly that the man did not hear my request for photo permission the first time. I had to run after them and ask again in a louder voice.
He was nice to stop a second and agree to a photo, and even had the dog sit down so I could get the "Police dog" sign.
I was shocked last week when the Al Qaida of Yemen mailed a concealed bomb to the Chicago synagogue in which I grew up.
Actually the package was addressed to the small congregation of gay Jews which now shares our building by the lake.
Just imagine if the box had arrived and exploded and killed and destroyed. Oi!
Seeing the police dog sniffing for bombs in the Mahane Yehuda market makes me feel even safer these days.
I share this dog with Camera-Critters Sunday.


New Leaf said...

Dina, that is a lovely photo and a beautiful dog.

I'm glad he's on the job to help keep everyone safe.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty dog, I hope it is a happy dog.

tinyskillet said...

Dina, what a great post! It's nice to feel safe even doing some simple and everyday thing like going to an outdoor market. Something we take for granted. The photo is so interesting and such a pretty dog, they love to work!

DeniseinVA said...

A beautiful dog Dina. I too am glad this one is there to keep you all safe.

Snap said...


I really liked your post. It is not only people who are doing a job to keep us safe and we forget that sometimes. The dog is a beauty. Nice of them to have their portraits done.

Birdman said...

Sad commentary on the times. Dog doing important work!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Nice team!


Patsy said...

I wish our government would take some advice from yours on how to keep us safe.

Anonymous said...

Great photo - but sad that this is necessary.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photo of the police dog. It's sad that we have to live in so much fear. Luckily dogs are good at sniffing out bombs!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

That police dog deserve a raise hehehe

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Mott said...

Labradors are the most loyal and intelligent of dogs. Your photo shows the labrador at his best and most alert position.

Anonymous said...

Difficult times indeed. Peace and a patience for you.

daily athens

Petrea Burchard said...

I didn't know that was your synagogue, Dina. We are all connected, and I do mean all of us, even those people who want to live outside of society.

I live with a dog and I can attest to the fact that they are truly wonderful and amazing creatures.

Kay said...

I love that photo. What a cute dog. I heard about the Chicago bomb attempt, of course, but I didn't know it was to your temple. Oh gracious! Thank goodness it was intercepted. Our world has gone crazy.

Sahildeki Ev said...

A chocalate Lab..One of my favorite kind and color..and he is a working one..Very cute..