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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Seen In San Francisco: Dogs are Strange, When You're a Stranger

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 5:30 AM

click to enlarge Bow-what? - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
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When someone places a sign reading "Beware of Dog" on his or her gate, the intention is evident: Stay away. Yet when a sign like the above is exhibited, the opposite occurs. People begin milling about -- and snapping pictures, even.

Your humble narrator noticed the resident of the home smoking a cigarette on his front porch a moment after spotting this sign. I asked permission to take the above photo; it was granted. I asked what manner of dog the man had. "It's a husky," he replied.

Somehow, intangibly, it became clear that this was the only question about the dog he was willing to answer. I departed, not knowing what the hell made this husky so strange. We will all have to accept the mystery.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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