The perspective of this image is a canine one, the same kind, in a way, used in Jack London’s famous novel The Call of the Wild. There is an owner, but she’s out of sight and immaterial to the life of this dog.
Well, almost immaterial. I took this photograph in mid-April at State Line Lookout, near the New Jersey/New York border, in mid-April, on the first truly gorgeous day of the spring. The owner, like many others that day, wanted her dog to have the benefit of exercise on a beautiful day.
It would have been a different story these last couple of hot and humid days, when prolonged walking outdoors would come close to constituting animal abuse.