Sunday, March 1, 2009

Alfy

Orange County, CA -- During a walk around Balboa Island, I couldn't help but hear a weak, yet endearing bark from behind a fence. A small, cartoonish dog with stiff legs and a gray face was militantly defending his land. Some people laughed as they walked by, ignoring the impish canine. I couldn't resist stopping.

I soon learned from Alfy's "mom" that he is ten years old and has endured 2 surgeries. Alfy won my heart and vote for "Best Face" in February of 2009.

Balboa is a small, congested yet charming island of multimillion-dollar cottages built between the early 1900s and late 1940s. Many homes have been built and rebuilt since, leaving no more than a few lots about the size of a double-wide. One lot was selling for $2 million. More to come on Balboa Island...

5 comments:

Petrea said...

Alfy has lemons to defend. That's worth a bark.

This is a great portrait, JT!

Mame said...

I love the Brussells Griffon and I have to admit, I'm not usually a huge fan of the little dogs. But I love the Griffons and the Pugs. Alfie is a riot and I like the fruit in the frame with him.

Looking forward to hearing more about eh island!

altadenahiker said...

this Alfie knows what it's all about. I like a man who takes his job seriously.

Hope said...

Alfy I'm sure is a softie when you really get to know him. Bless him protecting his home like a good dog should! You were right to honor him with Best Face of Feb. 09!

B Squared said...

Gotta love the face!