Sacrificing Himself

category: Dogs • 1 min read

king charles spaniel

King Charles Spaniel

Ripley, the King Charles Spaniel, is sacrificing himself to be petted by a stranger. It’s not too much of a sacrifice since for him, he’s going up the “totem pole”.

Dogs measure their status according to:

  • Who eats first, not just among the dogs but also including the humans.
  • Who is the center of the attention, also literally as who in the center.
  • Who gets petted/licked the most.
  • Who goes out the door, into the world, first.
  • Who leads and controls the hunt, aka the walk.


Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II ISO 3200 and 1/30
Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM @30mm and f/7.1
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.6: