Sit Tight, Pooch, I’ll Just Be a Minute

Images of dogs left in cars.

It’s a common sight: man’s best friend left alone and whining in a car, awaiting his owner’s return from a quick errand. But what is that silent emotion expressed on the face of a dog staring through a fogged window? That face you’ve only seen in passing? The camera lingers on forlorn puppy mugs in this slideshow; each image exposes a nuanced feeling of rejection.

Prospero the pointer sitting in his owner’s car.

Bear and Kessie. Huskies sitting in their owner’s car.

Alfie the Great Dane standing in his owner’s car.

Bones the Staffordshire terrier sitting in his owner’s car.

Peggy sitting in her owner’s car.

Prospero the pointer sitting in his owner’s car.

Lottie sitting in her owner’s car.

Prince sitting in his owner’s truck.

Flo sitting in her owner’s car.

Lottie sitting in her owner’s car.



Headshot of Editor in Chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery

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Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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