When I first noticed this man, he was watching his dog, who was
running around on the other side of a chain link fence that guards an old
oil field. The gate was padlocked, but could be held open just enough to
let the pooch go through. It took me a while to figure out that the man
would bring his dog here periodically so it could romp around on the other
side where there is plenty of traffic-free open space.
Newport Beach police officers tend to dress rather casually.
I couldn't resist taking a shot of this little cutie who was
waddling along, trying to keep up with her mother and brother as best she
could. Right after I took the picture she waddled right out of her
sandals, leaving them on the sidewalk behind her, where they would have
remained had I not called, "Seņora," and told the mom what happened.
Naturally, she smiled and said "Gracias" as she recovered the fallen