By Mark McConville
THE WHAT’S IN a bag trend has moved to include man’s best friend as shown in this amusing project showcasing these pooches’ most treasured possessions.
The amusing pictures show Bear the neurotic English Bulldog with all the items he chews throughout the day including shoes and skateboards; and a ‘princess’ Maltese Shih Tzu mix whose daily items feature pink everything including cute dresses, tiny dog shoes and a plenty of treats.
Other funny photographs show a long-haired dog with a variety of hair products, and older dog with his mix of vitamins, ointments and bandages as well as a keen fetcher whosemost loved objects include Frisbees and balls.
A Dog’s Life is LA-based lifestyle and animal photograph Alicia Rius’s (35) take on the popular trend ‘What’s in the Bag’ but with our canine friends.
“I wanted to portray each dog’s unique personality, so I spoke to each owner, looked at photos and asked questions,” she said.
“Each dog has or does certain things in his life that define who he is or what he is going through.
“I took a look at each dog’s belongings, and understood how his possessions ‘matched’ what the owner had to say about their dog’s lifestyle and personality.”
When people see the images, they tend to find them humorous but many also have a soft spot for ‘the stray dog’, Marmaduke.
He is a rescued Pitbull mix, who was abandoned and lived on the streets to survive as a scavenger.
“Life on the streets is very rough, tiresome and hopeless,” added Rius.
“I knew I had to capture his journey in his eyes next to all the rotten food, which was basically what he are before finding his home.”
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