My friend Jim McLaurin squatted down to pet and engage one of the dogs, and suddenly a bunch of photographers started snapping photos.
Jim, a long-time journalist, immediately thought of the photos in daily newspapers. Jim would be on one side, with the greyhound on the other.
"They'll probably write, 'Jim McLaurin, left,' " Jim said in wry humor. He was referring to the cutline (you'd call it a caption) under the photo.
People can tell a man from a dog, of course, but Jim was alluding to the fact that some copy editors like to make absolutely sure you know who's who. I wouldn't be surprised if some copy editor somewhere has felt the need to identify a dog and a man that way.
I wish I had a copy of one of those photos.
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