Love before leaving

Love before leaving_StaatsI had the very special opportunity to photograph a woman and her chocolate lab today.  There is a wonderful love and communication between them, especially after the seven years they’ve shared together.  She had told me of a ritual they have before she leaves the house in the mornings.  Bella, the lovely lab, sits at the top of the stairs as the woman puts on her shoes to get ready to leave.  They then sit down together for a heartfelt good-bye, a nuzzle of love, and some carrots are left for the dog who obediently waits until she’s told she can eat them.  Then it’s on with their days as the woman heads off to work, and the dog patiently waits for her return.

2 thoughts on “Love before leaving

  1. Margaret May 5, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Lasting mutual love; the division between species is clearly not absolute. What a lovely beginning to my week. Thank you, Linda, for capturing and sharing this moment.

  2. Kerry May 5, 2014 / 11:53 am

    Some may say “diamonds are a girls best friend” but I say nothing can beat my Bella! Linda, I can instantly see the joy I feel, thank you.

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