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    Dude the Australian shepherd puppy was the smallest of the litter of 8. This was the first time outside for the litter. Being the smallest he climbed up my husbands leg to ask to be picked up out of the snow. My husband thought he might be cold. So he picked him up and tucked him into his coat. I was busy taking pictures of the litter when I turned around to see this!
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    19 comments
    Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth P.

    I just had to look at this again. So very sweet!

    Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth P.

    Love this. It's such an emotional shot. Tugs at the heart strings. I can see this image on many a greeting card. Well done!

    Nancy Bumpus
    Nancy Bumpus

    Such a sweet moment, Terri! You captured it perfectly. :) :) :)

    Cerrina Smith
    Cerrina Smith

    OMG! You captured a moment in this photo! I love this!!!!!!!!

    Koro Agote
    Koro Agote

    precious moment and lovely doggie

    USMAN HAMEED
    USMAN HAMEED

    the puppy is really thanking your husband... nice shot

    Glenda Sutherland
    Glenda Sutherland

    One of the best pictures I have seen in a long while.  I love it. 

    Leila Psaromatis
    Leila Psaromatis

    I love this image! Nice emotional connection. Great DOF. Well done.

    Ellie Nein
    Ellie Nein

    Beautiful, honest and touching.   Nothing like an aussie pup to steal a heart.

    Mark and Judy Harvey
    Mark and Judy Harvey

    Communication across species! Love, trust, warmth, caring, all caught in this instant composition. She had only a second to capture this pose. Aussies are quick. They do not spend time in 1 position. So - it is a miracle that Terri was able to capture this emotional conversation. No words. Heart to heart, mind to mind, without verbalization!

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Dec 29, 2012
    Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2014
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    Focal Length: 125 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Terri Hirsch
    Categories: Animals, Portraits, Weather
    Assignments: The Moment
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