On a wet but mild late November evening, I walked past Joaquin and his dog Bounty. The five-year-old rottweiler-pitbull mix was snoozing with his snout on Joaquin’s lap, oblivious of the passing crowds. I was drawn back to the pair and took this photo.
Joaquin has had Bounty ever since he was born. He named him after the chocolate bar because of his sweet nature. He’s sporty too — apparently, he loves riding a skateboard, then biting it in half.
Weighing in at a hefty 60kgs — just six pounds less than myself — he would make a fearsome defender if roused. With Bounty close by, Joaquin can sleep easy. I hope he finds a place to live soon.