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A quiet moment between a little boy and a puppy, at a backyard party.

Some background – the little boy is part of a family who adopted a dog from the rescue last year. We had reservations about adopting initially because he was very clear that he does not like dogs and was not happy about adopting another. We did elect to place her there after discussion with the parents as this was a great placement other than that. That dog, Izzy, has broken down a wall with this little boy and he was playful yet tender with all the dogs at this party (which was a birthday party for the litter of pups his dog had after arriving in rescue last year). I even heard him telling his family at the end of the party, “This was the best day of my life!”.

PJ is a rescued Labrador Retriever x puppy currently available for adoption through Barlee’s Angels in Ontario, Canada. We will probably be doing a fundraiser for PJ shortly as he appears to have high grade Canine Hip Dysplasia. He ran around with the birthday pups for part of this party but could barely get up by the end. He is about 8 months old.

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NIKON 18-200mm lens at 98mm
640 at F9
ISO 800
Sept 25, 2010, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada


barlees angels, child and dog, labrador retriever, little boy and puppy, sam the cowdog


  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Doggie & Kitty Paradise

  • Thank you for accepting it! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    Animals rock :-)

  • I agree! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Leslie Wood
    Leslie Woodalmost 4 years ago

    What a sweet and touching image! Beautiful!

  • Thanks Leslie! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely story…beautiful image Jenny..!!….I do hope poor little PJ gets all the medical attention he needs.

  • Thanks Meg! He’s safe with Barlee’s, it’s going to be a matter of raising the funds. We don’t euthanize except as a last last resort. Maybe I’ll set up my RB to sell stuff and dedicate some shots to him?

    – SamTheCowdog

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture. I am glad he is safe. Hope he gets the medical help poor thing.

  • He will joycee, thanks for caring about him. :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago

    Oh what a beautiful capture the expression of the dog saying you aresafe with me I will not hurt you and the little boy just looking at him wondering.

  • Everyone loved PJ, he REALLY loved kids. It was special. :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Bianca Turner
    Bianca Turneralmost 4 years ago

    Top shot! love it :)

  • Thanks again Bianca! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Jenni Atkins-Stair
    Jenni Atkins-S...almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much, so appreciated! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

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