Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Shared Love

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Shared Love
Shared Love
My husband, Bob, was sharing a very special moment with Bailey, our Golden Retriever, during a morning walk at Hilton Head Island.

Bailey is a registered therapy dog and has literally brought smiles to hundreds of children and adults during visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and grade schools over the years.

In January, our 10-year-old pup was diagnosed with lymphoma, and has been going through a chemotherapy treatment protocol. He's in total remission, and is doing very well. He has taught us that every day is a gift.

Fiddled in the digital darkroom and added a few textures.

Category -- Catch All.
© Mary Beth Aiello
mary-beth-aiello-pho...
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
John Rivera
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2005
Contact John
John's Gallery
    Great capture here Mary Beth!


To love this question, log in above
4/10/2012 5:06:20 AM

 
Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2002
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery
 

perfect shot, well done


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 5:07:46 AM

 
Dayna Cain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2010
Contact Dayna
Dayna's Gallery
daynacainphotography.com
 

What a beautifully captured moment Mary Beth. I bet Bob loved this!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 5:13:48 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/20/2004
Contact Agnes
Agnes's Gallery
emptynestphotography.com
 

A sweet capture!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 5:18:21 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
Contact Phyllis
Phyllis's Gallery
 

Awww, this is wonderful Mary Beth!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:03:53 AM

 
Terry Cervi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery
 

I'm so happy to hear that your Baily is in remission, Mary Beth. How did he manage his chemo treatments? I sure wish him the best and this shot is just so precious. What a wonderful moment captured! Well done!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:29:44 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

I am glad the puppy is well now... a special moment you captured!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:41:24 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
PickYourShots.com
 

Such great news that Bailey is doing well. This is a wonderful shot. Makes me cry.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:50:55 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Bailey is tolerating the chemo pretty well. He's now beginning the final of three cycles of chemo -- with an every other week schedule. He's in the home stretch.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:53:06 AM

 
Danny B. Head
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2009
Contact Danny
Danny's Gallery
springcreekphotoart.com
 

It's so good to hear that Bailey is doing so well. This is a great capture that I am sure you will hold on to forever. Give Bailey a special treat. My pups get a bowl of milk about three times per week.....spoiled rotten... :)


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 6:58:53 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Danny -- I think we have the prize for spoiled. Since his taste buds are a bit wacky, I feel like a short-order cook. But I think the hard-boiled eggs hit the jackpot!!!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 7:15:38 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

Hi Mary Beth,So glad to hear Bailey is doing well.Beautiful capture!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 8:08:09 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
 

Such a good outcome for the wonderful story and capture, Mary Beth. Beautiful close-up


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 8:24:46 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2005
Contact Katherine
Katherine's Gallery
 

Such a beautiful capture of your husband and dog -- you can see the love being exchanged between them. Glad Bailey is doing well with treatment.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 3:17:39 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2003
Contact Claudia
Claudia's Gallery
 

Wonderful tender moment you captured Mary Beth. So glad to hear that he's beating his cancer with the treatment.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 4:38:07 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/14/2008
Contact R. J.
R. J.'s Gallery
 

The love that is shared between the two of them leaves me speechless MB. The emotion is pouring from this capture and is priceless. So happy :) that Bailey is in remission and doing so well. Abber is doing the happy dance too!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 4:39:49 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Give Abber a special cookie. Bailey insists it's peanut butter. He loves it. And know that Abber will too.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 5:22:23 PM

 
David Phalen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2004
Contact David
David's Gallery
 

So sorry to hear about Bailey's health issue but thrilled that he is in total remission!! Didn't know Bailey was a Therapy Dog. God Bless him and you. I know how much comfort our dog at the time gave me in a couple of health issues I had. There's nothing better than having your dog jump up on your bed and snuggle up.

How's Bob doing? I remember when I was there in 2010 he was still in therapy. Hope he too is doing well.

Oh, the photo is magnificent!! The love they share is clear!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 5:51:09 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2007
Contact Alex
Alex's Gallery
 

Very touching image Mary Beth. I was even more touched after reading the story of Bailey. Good to know he is in remission.


To love this comment, log in above
4/10/2012 7:07:48 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

Heartwarming and gorgeous image, Mary Beth!!! Glad to hear of the great progress with the illness, too!!! Super shot!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/11/2012 4:35:40 AM

 
Karen Slagle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2005
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
 

Outstanding work of art, Mary Beth. Animals have the magic touch and are a gift from God. This is a winner...


To love this comment, log in above
4/11/2012 6:40:45 AM

 
Avril Mrs Young
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2007
Contact Avril
Avril's Gallery
 

this is a winner!! outstanding portrait!
So happy that your Bailey is doing well...and yes everyday is a gift...Beautiful Beautiful!!!!
may Bailey go from Strength to Strength!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/12/2012 12:48:12 AM

 
Pattie Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/4/2010
Contact Pattie
Pattie's Gallery
 

Beautiful, beautiful capture and work!


To love this comment, log in above
4/14/2012 6:40:00 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2011
Contact Linda
Linda's Gallery
 

So sweeet! Very glad every one is doing fine as well Mary Beth. You really know how to capture the moment & tell a story! WTG!!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/15/2012 9:31:28 AM

 
Millie A. Talarico
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2010
Contact Millie
Millie's Gallery
 

Congratulations, Mary Beth!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 6:03:19 PM

 
Danny B. Head
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2009
Contact Danny
Danny's Gallery
springcreekphotoart.com
 

I hope he is still doing well....and he gets the Grand Prize!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 6:22:35 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Bailey is very pleased, is wagging his tail, and thanks one and all. He remains in remission, and is a happy boy!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 6:32:38 PM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

Absolutely beautiful, congratulations on your finalist and I hope this goes Gold.


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 6:35:59 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
Contact Phyllis
Phyllis's Gallery
 

L O V E this Mary Beth, congrats.


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 7:44:39 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/14/2008
Contact R. J.
R. J.'s Gallery
 

If I could fav this a thousand times I would do it MB. IT IS GOLD...with or without the badge. LOVE IT!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 8:31:42 PM

 
Michele Peterson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2010
Contact Michele
Michele's Gallery
 

Fabulous, Mary Beth, a wonderful portrait of friends, and a tender story. Congratulations on the finalist, it is well deserved!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 9:10:34 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2007
Contact Alex
Alex's Gallery
 

Congratulations on this heart-warming Finalist Mary Beth!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 10:57:17 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

adorable... congratulations again Mary Beth!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2012 11:25:10 PM

 
Renee Doyle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2005
Contact Renee
Renee's Gallery
renee-doyle-photography.com
 

Wonderful heartwarming portrait! Congratulations Mary Beth!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 4:01:21 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2010
Contact Lyn
Lyn's Gallery
sabvaningphotography.com
 

Congrats on your finalist! Fantastic capture!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 5:10:58 AM

 
Dick Jenkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/4/2007
dickjenkinsphotography.com
 

I love it Mary Beth. You have my vote.


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 6:05:29 AM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2007
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery
 

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Mary Beth.


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 6:22:48 AM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Gorgeous finalist, Mary Beth, congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 8:15:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
chrisbudny.com
 

A beautiful capture of them, Mary Beth; congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 8:39:53 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2003
Contact Linda
Linda's Gallery
 


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 8:53:06 AM

 
Carla Capra
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/1/2010
Contact Carla
Carla's Gallery
 

What an amazing dog, Mary Beth.
Beautiful moment you captured here.
Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist.


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 11:17:27 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
 

Can't help thinking of my Flash! This is one amazing image and a very heart warming story Mary Beth! May Bailey continue to work her magic for years to come! Congrats on your finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 11:32:16 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Mary Beth, I love it, sooo sweet!

jo ann c.


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 5:50:49 PM

 
Carol Flisak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
carolflisakphoto.com
 

Love the composition, love the treatment, mary Beth! Huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 6:25:30 PM

 
David Phalen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2004
Contact David
David's Gallery
 

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Finalist!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 6:44:58 PM

 
Lucille "Lucy" Abrao
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2009
Contact Lucille "Lucy"
Lucille "Lucy"'s Gallery
 

Congratulations, Mary Beth.
Lucy


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2012 7:01:05 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/18/2005
Contact Kathy
Kathy's Gallery
kathyreeves.com
 

Outstanding and touching image, Mary Beth. How wonderful that a dog who has given so much joy is getting a second chance. The treatment is perfect for the image. I so hope this wins big---it deserves it.


To love this comment, log in above
5/27/2012 12:53:47 PM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

Fantastic image...your added story touches my heart and soul...You captured this beautifully and as Kathy said, it deserves to win a gold...God Bless You and Bob, and especially Bailey and the many lives he has touched.


To love this comment, log in above
5/27/2012 6:40:48 PM

 
Dave Montero
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2006
Contact Dave
Dave's Gallery
 

I love Golden Retrievers. So glad to hear he is doing well. Wonderful capture and congratulations on your finalist Mary Beth.


To love this comment, log in above
5/28/2012 2:45:56 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/12/2008
Contact Boyd
Boyd's Gallery
 

A wonderful, wonderful portrait! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist Mary Beth!


To love this comment, log in above
5/28/2012 7:29:12 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2008
Contact Marilyn
Marilyn's Gallery
marilyncornwell.com
 

A very sweet moment with a Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/29/2012 3:55:53 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2007
 

How very sweet! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/30/2012 4:32:02 AM

 
Dayna Cain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2010
Contact Dayna
Dayna's Gallery
daynacainphotography.com
 

Congrats Mary Beth on your finalist but it SHOULD HAVE GONE GOLD! Lol Re-Sub!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/31/2012 12:56:41 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/7/2008
Contact Thomas
Thomas's Gallery
 

This is absolutely beautiful, Mary Beth! Another stunning image from your amazing gallery! Big 'WOW' from me! And such a touching story about your ten year old pup, too!


To love this comment, log in above
5/31/2012 5:40:36 PM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions