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Rescue Dogs

By LynneJoyce  
These are not rescue dogs in the conventional sense but the dogs who have rescued me and others from the slough of despond and from going insane during the Covid crisis.

Ansel, the one at the head of the chase in the opener and featured on his own in V5 came into my life shortly after my two German Shepherds and my husband all died within a three week period. I didn't rescue him he rescued me. Alfred (V4) is Ansel's half brother and he came into our lives when I realised that Ansel needed a full time canine companion. The more photo geeky members among you will recognise that they are named after photographers both of whom were famous for their back & white images.

I will always be grateful to Ian O'Reilly of Gazegill Organic Farm for enabling me to have these two bundles of joy in my life and to my friend's daughter Amy who told Ian of my situation. Ian then waived the fee for Ansel and asked only for a contribution to his charity.

The other dogs featured in this set are Ansel & Alfred's buddies, those who we meet during our daily walk around Hirst Woods, along the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the River Aire. As you can see from the images they all get along famously as do all their owners. It is these encounters that have allowed me to maintain my tenuous grasp of sanity!

As ever the exif applies only to the opening shot. Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy st least some of these canine action shots

Tags: Dogs Labrador Spaniels River aire Jack russell Dogs in water Pets and captive animals Leeds liverpool canal Staffie Border collies Hirst Woods Shipley



capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 10:49PM
A medicine that really works.Smile
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
6 Jun 2021 11:10PM
Super set Lynne,
cooky Plus
19 6 11 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2021 11:23PM
Fabulous images and narrative to explain them Lynne. After all that trauma you are still standing and helped by your 4 legged friends.

The joy we get from our animals is priceless.

Take care and try and keep up with those dogs!

Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
7 Jun 2021 12:01AM
Nothing can keep you going and happy as much as a loving animal. They make us do things we wouldn't do without them. We'd be lazy and miserable without them. A wonderful set Lynne. We are picking up our puppy on Thursday hopefully. The fun will begin with it and the two kittens.
gconant Plus
12 32 1 United States
7 Jun 2021 12:58AM
Brilliant Lynn !!
I love the lead, and V 12, 13 & 14!!
I've had a couple of BC's, and they were the best.

Chinga Plus
12 120 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 1:36AM
All sooooo adorable... They are having such fun... You deserve all the joy after your hard times in the past.
Delightful images Lynne, happy days !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
7 Jun 2021 3:57AM
A magnificent lead with this wonderful set Lynne all a pleasure to view , glad to hear the support they have given you in these times.
RonDM Plus
8 428 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 7:12AM
Wonderful set animals are a great healer

7 Jun 2021 9:14AM
Good to see dogs being friendly and having fun no matter what bread (or make) they are.
A shame that more people can't be like that.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
7 Jun 2021 11:10AM
A wonderful set of them all enjoying the sunshine, they look to be having a great time! 🐕🐶🐕‍🦺 I love the Sunday Silliness of V9 & V14 😁😁
Trev 😀
7 Jun 2021 11:41AM
Wonderful set Lynne
7 Jun 2021 2:22PM
A splendid set
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
7 Jun 2021 3:17PM
A fine selection of these pooches at play, etc.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2288 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 8:29PM
A lovely set of happy pictures, Lynne. Your experiences always remind me of the end of the film Pretty Woman when Edward says "So what happens after he rescues her?" and Vivian responds "She rescues him right back."
johnke 10 232 17 England
8 Jun 2021 11:40AM
A cracking set of wonderful happy well presented Image Lynne...Joh

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