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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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Comments

Comment from John M Dooley
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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

Comment from Mike
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

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

Mike Reply:

should read…directions…

MAC Reply:

“The bubbles aren’t what you think”

Comment from john constance
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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

Comment from Meech
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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

Comment from Laura
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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

Comment from Meech
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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

Comment from Meech
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

Comment from Barbara
Time June 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

The GPS said turn right.

Comment from Carrie
Time June 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Who recommended this vacation to Duluth anyway?!

Comment from Sara
Time June 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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

Comment from Hugh
Time June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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

Comment from Dave
Time June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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

Comment from alisa
Time June 22, 2012 at 3:50 am

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

Comment from Tom
Time June 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

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

Comment from Robert
Time June 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

Comment from Mickey
Time June 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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

Comment from Andrea Miller
Time June 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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

Comment from Ricky Moe
Time June 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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!

Comment from Christine
Time June 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

“You told me you got the brakes done!”

Comment from Christine
Time June 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

Comment from Kim
Time June 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time June 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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