Happy Girl by Josie Eldred
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Love this one of her :)

I rescued Scarlet around two years ago. She was bred by a backyard breeder and dumped at a shelter very early on in life. She spent 6 months in the shelter and was to be put to sleep – no one had shown any interest in her and she was going kennel mad. I didn’t think I could let this dog, who had been brought into the world, only to spend her entire life in a kennel get put to sleep, so I put in an application to adopt her and within 3 days, she was mine.

I’ve not once regretted the somewhat impulsive decision to rescue her. She is my heart dog and I love her to pieces. All she ever wants to do is be with me and all she has ever shown me is love.

I’ve been sick for 5 years and having her in my life has made being unwell just that little bit easier. When I’m feeling down, she persists with silly behaviour until I crack a smile and when I’m unwell, she simply sits or lies with me – just being in her presence makes me feel more relaxed.

She has most certainly made a positive difference in my life and I’m very thankful for it.

Featured in- Playful Photogenic Pets, ABPT Group, Man’s Best Friend and In Dogs We Trust :)

Taken with: Canon 40D
Lens used: 1.4 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/100
F number: 1.4
ISO: 400

22 year old nature photographer with a chronic illness and a passion for beautiful photos.

“If your pictures aren’t good, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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Comments

  • Chelsea Brewer
    Chelsea Brewerabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful photo Josie! I love the DOF and the expression on her face!

  • Thanks a lot Chelsea, I do too :) Bullies have the best smiles, hehe.

    – Josie Eldred

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designabout 6 years ago

  • Thanks so much, I really appreciate that :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designalmost 6 years ago

    So glad that you were able to rescue her! Animals have a way of making people feel better if you let them!!

  • They sure do :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • riverotter
    riverotteralmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous image of Scarlet and a wonderful story too!

  • Thanks so much Emily!

    – Josie Eldred

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designalmost 6 years ago

  • Thanks so much, I really appreciate it :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • riverotter
    riverotteralmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations on placing in the top 10 in the challenge! Awesome image! This one certainly had my vote! Hugs to you and Scarlet from me and Olivia!

  • Thanks so much Emily! Yes I have to admit, it’s my favourite shot of her :) It’s a great reflection on her personality.

    – Josie Eldred

  • Casey Herman
    Casey Hermanalmost 6 years ago

    Great photo, she looks like a highly intelligent companion!!

  • Thanks very much, she is indeed :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Great catch of her Josie! Nice catch light in the eyes and great DOF. I’m so glad to read that you two have found each other. Hope you’re feeling better.

  • Sorry Ginny, also missed this one. Thanks very much! It would have to be my favourite shot of her :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    !
    thank you for adding this great work to our group!

  • Antony Cole
    Antony Coleover 5 years ago

    I really like the depth of field in this shot, looks great!

  • Thanks a lot Antony, I do too :)

    – Josie Eldred

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