Originally uploaded by oiseau.
This is Job.
Job is the frog family dog and he's getting a bit old. Father Frog used to take Job hunting with him but now he can't keep up the pace and he spends most of his time sleeping or looking for attention. He's sweet but also rather smelly.
I included Job in a set of photos I posted on Flickr. Now, I don't put any photos of family & friends public there (just a few of myself) since the world and his wife looks across these posted photos. There's a certain element of privacy I extend to people who wouldn't choose themselves to share their image.
But Job is a dog and I didn't really think about his feelings of privacy.
However, I found the other day that some random Flickr user had selected Smelly Dog as one of their favourite photos.
What? This is not a great photo - it just makes me laugh because it captures an old smelly dog. So, I clicked through to the profile of the person who had selected this photo as a favourite.
I can now see why this guy chose the photo. He has created a portfolio of hundreds of other peoples posts of their dogs.
This is really weird.
I feel a little disturbed by this dog obsession. And that I have put Job in the middle of it. Did anyone ever read John Fowles' The Collector?