Portrait of a sleeping puppy

Renee Dawson

Carrying Place, Canada

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This is Miss Daisy May – a rescued shelter puppy. She was just 6 weeks old when this photo was taken and recovering from a traumatic experience and surgery.

At 5-1/2 weeks old Daisy was mauled by a larger dog. As a result of that attack she lost an eye and suffered a fracture to the bone adjacent to her eye. Daisy, her mother, and her siblings ended up at the local animal shelter after this incident.

I volunteered for the shelter by taking photos for petfinder profiles. One morning when I was at the shelter I heard wimpering from behind the front desk. I looked down into a large tote and saw this little puppy, with stitches in one eye, and a beautiful dark patch of hair around the other. I asked if it was okay if I picked her up.

From the moment I looked into her beautiful little eye, and let her snuggle into the hair around my neck, Daisy stole my heart. I decided to foster Daisy that day until she was well enough, and old enough, to be returned to the shelter and put up for adoption.

Daisy is now 2 years old (as of Sept 2015) and she is still with us. (smiles) We grew so attached to her we couldn’t give her back!

She is pictured here in a warm, rolled up bath towel under my living room window – feeling safe, secure & loved.

Photo taken with a Canon 5DMK3 & 24-70mm f2.8L lens @ 70mm.
SS 1/80, f/2.8, ISO 100
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Please note: My images do not belong to the public domain and may not be used, for any purpose, personal or commercial, without my permission.
© 2015 Renee Dawson – All rights reserved.

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