Shared Love

John Rivera Student 4/10/2012 5:06:20 AM

Great capture here Mary Beth! #1455629

Joy Rector 4/10/2012 5:07:46 AM

perfect shot, well done #10083674

Dayna Cain 4/10/2012 5:13:48 AM

What a beautifully captured moment Mary Beth. I bet Bob loved this! #10083690

Agnes Fegan 4/10/2012 5:18:21 AM

A sweet capture! #10083704

Phyllis Burchett 4/10/2012 6:03:53 AM

Awww, this is wonderful Mary Beth! #10083783

Terry Cervi 4/10/2012 6:29:44 AM

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! #10083826

Stefania Barbier 4/10/2012 6:41:24 AM

I am glad the puppy is well now... a special moment you captured! #10083875

Carolyn M. Fletcher 4/10/2012 6:50:55 AM

Such great news that Bailey is doing well. This is a wonderful shot. Makes me cry. #10083888

Mary Beth Aiello 4/10/2012 6:53:06 AM

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. #10083893

Danny B. Head 4/10/2012 6:58:53 AM

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... :) #10083905

Mary Beth Aiello 4/10/2012 7:15:38 AM

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!!!!!!! #10083940

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/10/2012 8:08:09 AM

Hi Mary Beth,So glad to hear Bailey is doing well.Beautiful capture!!!! #10084037

Tammy M. Anderson 4/10/2012 8:24:46 AM

Such a good outcome for the wonderful story and capture, Mary Beth. Beautiful close-up #10084073

Katherine Kuhn 4/10/2012 3:17:39 PM

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. #10084505

Claudia Kuhn 4/10/2012 4:38:07 PM

Wonderful tender moment you captured Mary Beth. So glad to hear that he's beating his cancer with the treatment. #10084601

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/10/2012 4:39:49 PM

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! #10084602

Mary Beth Aiello 4/10/2012 5:22:23 PM

Give Abber a special cookie. Bailey insists it's peanut butter. He loves it. And know that Abber will too. #10084652

David Phalen 4/10/2012 5:51:09 PM

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!! #10084681

Alex T. Mizuno 4/10/2012 7:07:48 PM

Very touching image Mary Beth. I was even more touched after reading the story of Bailey. Good to know he is in remission. #10084838

Ellen Hodges 4/11/2012 4:35:40 AM

Heartwarming and gorgeous image, Mary Beth!!! Glad to hear of the great progress with the illness, too!!! Super shot!! #10085363

Karen Slagle 4/11/2012 6:40:45 AM

Outstanding work of art, Mary Beth. Animals have the magic touch and are a gift from God. This is a winner... #10085571

Avril Mrs Young 4/12/2012 12:48:12 AM

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!! #10086793

Pattie Smith 4/14/2012 6:40:00 AM

Beautiful, beautiful capture and work! #10090238

Linda S. Smith 4/15/2012 9:31:28 AM

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!!! #10091758

Millie A. Talarico 5/25/2012 6:03:19 PM

Congratulations, Mary Beth!! #10150146

Danny B. Head 5/25/2012 6:22:35 PM

I hope he is still doing well....and he gets the Grand Prize! #10150267

Mary Beth Aiello 5/25/2012 6:32:38 PM

Bailey is very pleased, is wagging his tail, and thanks one and all. He remains in remission, and is a happy boy!!! #10150347

Ann Coates 5/25/2012 6:35:59 PM

Absolutely beautiful, congratulations on your finalist and I hope this goes Gold. #10150374

Phyllis Burchett 5/25/2012 7:44:39 PM

L O V E this Mary Beth, congrats. #10150814

R. J. Laudenbacher 5/25/2012 8:31:42 PM

If I could fav this a thousand times I would do it MB. IT IS GOLD...with or without the badge. LOVE IT! #10150999

Michele Peterson 5/25/2012 9:10:34 PM

Fabulous, Mary Beth, a wonderful portrait of friends, and a tender story. Congratulations on the finalist, it is well deserved! #10151116

Alex T. Mizuno 5/25/2012 10:57:17 PM

Congratulations on this heart-warming Finalist Mary Beth!! #10151300

Stefania Barbier 5/25/2012 11:25:10 PM

adorable... congratulations again Mary Beth! #10151405

Renee Doyle 5/26/2012 4:01:21 AM

Wonderful heartwarming portrait! Congratulations Mary Beth! #10151779

Lyn Darlington 5/26/2012 5:10:58 AM

Congrats on your finalist! Fantastic capture! #10151922

Dick Jenkins 5/26/2012 6:05:29 AM

I love it Mary Beth. You have my vote. #10152046

Leslie McLain 5/26/2012 6:22:48 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Mary Beth. #10152129

Carol Eade 5/26/2012 8:15:53 AM

Gorgeous finalist, Mary Beth, congratulations! #10152607

Christopher J. Budny 5/26/2012 8:39:53 AM

A beautiful capture of them, Mary Beth; congratulations! #10152673

Linda L. Ruiz 5/26/2012 8:53:06 AM

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Carla Capra 5/26/2012 11:17:27 AM

What an amazing dog, Mary Beth.
Beautiful moment you captured here.
Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist. #10152929

Joannie M. Bertucci 5/26/2012 11:32:16 AM

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! #10152978

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2012 5:50:49 PM

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

jo ann c. #10154078

Carol Flisak 5/26/2012 6:25:30 PM

Love the composition, love the treatment, mary Beth! Huge congrats on your beautiful finalist! #10154236

David Phalen 5/26/2012 6:44:58 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Finalist!! #10154350

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 5/26/2012 7:01:05 PM

Congratulations, Mary Beth.
Lucy #10154429

Kathy Reeves 5/27/2012 12:53:47 PM

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. #10155795

Lydia Williams 5/27/2012 6:40:48 PM

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. #10156327

Dave Montero 5/28/2012 2:45:56 AM

I love Golden Retrievers. So glad to hear he is doing well. Wonderful capture and congratulations on your finalist Mary Beth. #10156707

Boyd L. Alexander 5/28/2012 7:29:12 AM

A wonderful, wonderful portrait! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist Mary Beth! #10157046

Marilyn Cornwell 5/29/2012 3:55:53 PM

A very sweet moment with a Congratulations! #10159907

Stephanie Frey 5/30/2012 4:32:02 AM

How very sweet! Congratulations! #10160921

Dayna Cain 5/31/2012 12:56:41 PM

Congrats Mary Beth on your finalist but it SHOULD HAVE GONE GOLD! Lol Re-Sub!! #10163236

Thomas E. Hinds 5/31/2012 5:40:36 PM

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! #10163558

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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.

Fiddled in the digital darkroom and added a few textures.

Category -- Catch All.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/4 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 65.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/10/2012 5:02:27 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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