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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.

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John Rivera
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    Great capture here Mary Beth!

4/10/2012 5:06:20 AM

 
Joy Rector
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perfect shot, well done

4/10/2012 5:07:46 AM

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

4/10/2012 5:13:48 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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A sweet capture!

4/10/2012 5:18:21 AM

 
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Awww, this is wonderful Mary Beth!

4/10/2012 6:03:53 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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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!

4/10/2012 6:29:44 AM

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

4/10/2012 6:41:24 AM

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

4/10/2012 6:50:55 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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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.

4/10/2012 6:53:06 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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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... :)

4/10/2012 6:58:53 AM

 
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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!!!!!!!

4/10/2012 7:15:38 AM

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

4/10/2012 8:08:09 AM

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

4/10/2012 8:24:46 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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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.

4/10/2012 3:17:39 PM

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

4/10/2012 4:38:07 PM

 
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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!

4/10/2012 4:39:49 PM

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

4/10/2012 5:22:23 PM

 
David Phalen
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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!!

4/10/2012 5:51:09 PM

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

4/10/2012 7:07:48 PM

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

4/11/2012 4:35:40 AM

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

4/11/2012 6:40:45 AM

 
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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!!

4/12/2012 12:48:12 AM

 
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Beautiful, beautiful capture and work!

4/14/2012 6:40:00 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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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!!!

4/15/2012 9:31:28 AM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Congratulations, Mary Beth!!

5/25/2012 6:03:19 PM

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

5/25/2012 6:22:35 PM

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

5/25/2012 6:32:38 PM

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

5/25/2012 6:35:59 PM

 
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L O V E this Mary Beth, congrats.

5/25/2012 7:44:39 PM

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

5/25/2012 8:31:42 PM

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

5/25/2012 9:10:34 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations on this heart-warming Finalist Mary Beth!!

5/25/2012 10:57:17 PM

 
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adorable... congratulations again Mary Beth!

5/25/2012 11:25:10 PM

 
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Wonderful heartwarming portrait! Congratulations Mary Beth!

5/26/2012 4:01:21 AM

 
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Congrats on your finalist! Fantastic capture!

5/26/2012 5:10:58 AM

 
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I love it Mary Beth. You have my vote.

5/26/2012 6:05:29 AM

 
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Mary Beth.

5/26/2012 6:22:48 AM

 
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Gorgeous finalist, Mary Beth, congratulations!

5/26/2012 8:15:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A beautiful capture of them, Mary Beth; congratulations!

5/26/2012 8:39:53 AM

 
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5/26/2012 8:53:06 AM

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

5/26/2012 11:17:27 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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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!

5/26/2012 11:32:16 AM

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

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5/26/2012 5:50:49 PM

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

5/26/2012 6:25:30 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Finalist!!

5/26/2012 6:44:58 PM

 
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Congratulations, Mary Beth.
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5/26/2012 7:01:05 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
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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.

5/27/2012 12:53:47 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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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.

5/27/2012 6:40:48 PM

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

5/28/2012 2:45:56 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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A wonderful, wonderful portrait! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist Mary Beth!

5/28/2012 7:29:12 AM

 
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A very sweet moment with a Congratulations!

5/29/2012 3:55:53 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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How very sweet! Congratulations!

5/30/2012 4:32:02 AM

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

5/31/2012 12:56:41 PM

 
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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!

5/31/2012 5:40:36 PM

 
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