Photo Of The Day: Man’s Best Friend Edition

A dog, ‘Leao’, sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on January 15, 2011. By Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty.

H/T: Andrew Sullivan

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Linda says:

    Please tell me someone is going to look after the dog. I see no dog food, no water, no shelter. Reporting on the dog’s unwavering loyalty is fine, but I’m more concerned with what’s going to become of the dog.

    Yes, I’m a soft heart when it comes to animals.

  2. It must have got dusty in here all of a sudden.

  3. Franklin says:

    Chopping onions here.

  4. jfoobar says:

    Doug, I both thank you and despise you for posting this photograph.

  5. nextvkin says:

    Rio de JanEIro – e before i