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We actually had the dog first, but when Gordy was born in 1956 it immediately became apparent that we really had two children. They instantly became inseparable,eventually traveling all over Canada as my work took me. Babe, an American Cocker Spaniel, was baby-sitter, watchdog and constant supervisor, as well as having the patience to be the favourite play-thing for ten inquisitive fingers.

Taken in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, around November 1956, I think.
Camera, Exakta Varex 35mm. SLR, 50mm. Biotar lens, Kodak Super XX film, ASA 400
Scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000DPI scanner.

Sunday Morning Special Feature in the
Dogs and Cats Group, Feb. 13, 2011

Featured in Days Gone By

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child, dog, canine, cocker spaniel, baby and pet, george cousins, baby boy

Comments

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent picture, George! What memories!

  • Thanks David…yes, I do get a bit teary when I look at those old ones. So much water under the bridge :)

    – George Cousins

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 3 years ago

    Priceless! Very cute.

  • Hi Wanda, so nice to see you again. Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – George Cousins

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 3 years ago

    fantastic nostalgic image George

  • Many thanks Chris, adds real meaning to “my beautiful old camera”..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful portrait of these two companions, George. A wonderful keepsake!

  • Thanks Mike..those old B/W ones survived quite well. Those two were great models..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macover 3 years ago

    Great photo, thanks for sharing the memories George!

  • Hi Sarah Mac, many thanks..glad you liked it! Long time ago :)

    – George Cousins

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    OMG! Images like this are simply Priceless! What a fabulous keepsake…..laura

  • Thanks so much Laura, I’ve always been so glad I started playing with cameras before my kids were born :)

    – George Cousins

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • Wow! Thanks a ton Susan, I’m really honoured!!

    – George Cousins

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    So beautiful. What a treasure!

  • Thanks so much Joycee, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting!

    – George Cousins

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on Your Sunday Special Feature In The Cats and Dogs Group, Fabulous Photo…laura

  • Thanks very much Laura, it was a nice surprise, especially for a photo that’s almost 55 years old..lol!

    – George Cousins

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