It’s Friday, which means the vote is on the most recent MBF caption contest and we have a winner. It was another great group of captions, and with a big chunk of the nation currently residing somewhere deep within one of Dante’s circles, perhaps the subject of keeping cool was on everyone’s mind.

At any rate, it was – as it always is – a difficult task choosing only one. As for the photograph, I snapped it a few years ago in our backyard as my oldest son was sharing an impromptu drink with my then-young chessie, Tess. It nicely illustrates one of my own personal rules of thumb, which is “Never trust a man who won’t let a dog lick him in the face.”


Many of the captions alluded to the special bond between boys and dogs. A few honorable mentions include MrsMac with “The Sheriff and his trusty steed takin’ a break,” along with Proverbs’ “Reason I love this boy #283” and Arlo269’s “If a Dog is a man’s best friend then this kid is definitely a Dog’s best friend” and Sherril Philip’s “Best friends… Forever!” Ain’t that the truth…

Others took the humorous route, but the one that made me laugh out loud was ckRich’s “I hope this kid’s had all of his shots…”

Congratulations, ckRich. I’ll get your contact info and send you your supply of Zuke’s dog treats. Thanks for all the great entries. I enjoyed reading every one of them.