This was a totally random shot of people I do not know. Their dog caught my eye immediately. I did ask permission to take the photo. I always do. But I had already snapped this candid from a distance before approaching. I'm not sure I would have gotten this randomness if I had approached them first and snapped later.
My original plan for this week's theme, was to go to one of the smaller side streets in Scranton where there are some cute shops and take a photo of one of my own dogs in the doorway of a store, as well as walking down the street in front of the large decorated shop windows. I may still do that nearer to Christmas, as this is the perfect time of year for bright store windows.
The young owner of the dog above allowed me to snap her photo as well. I love her peace earrings. Although this photo was taken in the same spot, with the same benches, it has a different feel. A moment shared. I gave it a little warmer treatment during the edit process. At this point the dog was ready to settle on a lap for a nap. Lap dog? Maybe not quite the right size, but a very adorable pair, don't you think?