This is our granddaughter who is almost two, and Gemini, our English Golden Cocker Spaniel who has just turned three. He knows to not lick her face. She pushes the boundary, often. I couldn’t resist getting my camera while they were sitting in the morning sunshine on this crisp winter morning in July. I took quite a few shots of her cuddling him, talking to him and just sitting together. I like Gemini’s expression in this shot.

Canon EOS 1000D SLR
Canon EFS zoom lens 55-250mm
f5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO100, focal length 90mm
flash used


toddler, girl, child, dog, cocker spaniel, pet, sunshine, interaction

Hi, my name is Robyn J. Blackford. I am a retired nurse who loves photography, pyrography and writing. I live with my husband in the rainforest of Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, Australia.

All my photos are what I see through the lens.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    lol! Love it! What a great capture! :D

  • Thank you very much Donna, so glad you like it. You made my day. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Classic catch,,Gemeni looks a bit stand mate.

  • LOL, I think he puts up with a lot from her, but he is SO well behaved. Thanks for your comment Wazza, appreciate it very much. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    darling capture

  • Awe thank you SO MUCH. Robyn:)

    – aussiebushstick

  • outbackwriter
    outbackwriterabout 3 years ago

    Simply too cute. What a well behaved dog. Favourite for me.

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comment, it made me grin. lol. And thanks too for the fave. Much appreciated. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • seetofeel
    seetofeelabout 3 years ago

    Such an endearing shot Robyn!…….Love the expression on Gemini’s face……fabulous capture!…:)Alan

  • Thanks Alan. You have made my day. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Robyn! So adorable!! Hugs to Gemini!!!! LOVE IT!:)

  • Thank you so much Mary, glad you like this. Gemini LOVES hugs from you. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • David Ford Honeybeez photo
    David Ford Hon...about 3 years ago

  • Thanks David for accepting this shot. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 3 years ago

    Adorable! Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Monica, I appreciate your visit and comment. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

    Love This Image

  • WOW thank you SO MUCH for this feature, you have made my day. Robyn:)

    – aussiebushstick

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 3 years ago

    Priceless and beautiful!!!!! A tremendous capture!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thanks Bill, for your lovely comment and the congrats. I really appreciate it. Robyn:)

    – aussiebushstick

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