Thursday Photo Caption Contest: June 21

"Underdog Bess readies for the hand to drop, certain that, in this heat of the race, she shall be faster than Fido."

Nothing is sweeter than a girl and her dog . . . competing for treats? We enjoyed your captions suggesting the competition between a girl and her same-size canine companion, but like this little girl, the winner seemed just out of our grasp.

So we turned to guest judge Sarah Malcolm, who writes for the blog “In Roosevelt History” for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Sarah has had experience with historic dogs: the blog has featured Fala’s Christmas stocking and little sailor hat!

Congratulations to Amanda! Sarah chose your caption as the winner! Check your e-mail for a treat—er, code for 15% in the eStore.

Although Fala might be the most famous of the Roosevelts’ dogs, this is a different Scottish terrier from decades before Fala joined the family. This photograph was taken in 1907. The dog, Duffy, is competing with Anna Roosevelt for a treat from the hand of FDR (who is standing over them, not yet stricken by polio).

It’s very, very hot in Washington, DC, today and so we couldn’t resist a picture that made us feel cool. Give us your wittiest caption in the comment below!

Your caption here!

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24 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest: June 21

  1. John M Dooley says:

    “Are you sure this is the way out of Vietnam?”

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  2. Mike says:

    After looking at the direction on Google maps, the Johnsons set out for a nice pleasant drive from New York City to London.

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  3. john constance says:

    Ya know…I’m beginning to think that this global warming thing is for real.

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  4. Meech says:

    It then dawned on Joe that the Secret Service team had forgotten their floaties once again.

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  5. Laura says:

    Lyndon’s creative driving inspired Lady Bird’s wildflower scenic enhancement project.

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  6. Meech says:

    Washing crossing the Delaware? HAH! We’re Washington in the Delaware!”

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  7. Meech says:

    Washington crossing the Delaware? HAH! We’re Washington in the Delaware!

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  8. Barbara says:

    The GPS said turn right.

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  9. Carrie says:

    Who recommended this vacation to Duluth anyway?!

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  10. Sara says:

    Not quite “King of the World,” Don is forced to settle for “Disgraced Duke of the Convertible Top.”

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  11. Hugh says:

    Being piped aboard and then it’s full steam ahead for the USS National Archives.

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  12. Dave says:

    Does this Duck float or are we just making an Aflac boat commercial?

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  13. alisa says:

    Don’t worry! The auto manual said it would float!

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  14. Tom says:

    Dang it! Don’t argue with me, son…just paddle!

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  15. Robert says:

    I must say Lyndon, the Ranch does look wonderful from this advantage!

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  16. Mickey says:

    George spent the rest of the trip in the back after he opened the door in the new amphicar. Poor Curious George.

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  17. Andrea Miller says:

    Now Bob, I told you we should have pulled over for directions!

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  18. Ricky Moe says:

    How many times did I tell you to pack your swim fins? If you’d listen to your mother we’d be to shore by now!

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  19. Christine says:

    “You told me you got the brakes done!”

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  20. Christine says:

    ” I swear! I don’t mind the traffic on the beltway!”

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  21. Kim says:

    Although his passenger numbers were small, Earl thought his water taxi business was going quite swimmingly.

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  22. Gary Lutz says:

    “This is the last straw, darling! You’re not reading James Bond before bed anymore!”

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