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Very Special Dogs

By gingerdelight    
As promised, here are some more photos of Lily, Bailey and Benny. They are all so special that I could not decide which one to put in "prime" position, but I loved the expression on Lily's face, together with the fact that she is wearing her special coat.

V1 is Lily, whose picture I have uploaded before from an earlier visit. She has started her official training now but is also being considered for use as a breeding bitch.

V2 is Bailey, and I just loved the way she is sitting in this one!

V3 is Benny, the only male. He is like a cuddly bear and has a wonderful roundness to his head.

I hope you enjoy these pictures of very special dogs.


Tags: Dogs Portraits Labradors Pets and captive animals Guide Dogs for the Blind

Voters: fentiger, EAS, James_C and 45 more

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fentiger 18 920 24 England
24 Mar 2011 7:46AM
A delightful candid.


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James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 7:52AM
What a sweetie. Love it.

EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
24 Mar 2011 7:54AM
They are all so gorgeous with their silky soft looking coats and wonderful faces. I too just love V2 and that arrangement of rear legs! Seems unfair giving just 1/3 of a vote to any one of these beautiful images but have only one full vote to offer, so a share it has to be!!

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 8:08AM
So very special
pdcche 9 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 8:11AM
Lovely photos Carol, cute littlle dogs with a worthwhile mission, V2 for me today.. Peter
saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
24 Mar 2011 8:26AM
Fantastic and lovely set of images,
24 Mar 2011 8:33AM
lovely animal three great shotsWinkGrin
NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
24 Mar 2011 9:02AM
V1 ,is my fav,of a lovely set.
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 9:31AM
Lovely shots of a lovely dog Carol, they do such good work.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
24 Mar 2011 9:49AM
Absolute darlings, Carol, and soon they will be doing a marvellous job being the eyes of a human, simply amazing animals. Carol
Alvar 12 23 2 France
24 Mar 2011 10:05AM
Really delightful Carol I wish them well Smile
Rock 17 10 2 England
24 Mar 2011 10:37AM
We simply do not appreciate the intelligence and loyalty of assistance dogs until you come involved with them.

I have a hearing problem and my Hearing Dog for the Deaf, Mr Mervyn , is my complete helper and even picks up on noises he has not been trained to respond to and draws my attention to them.

Grand shots.

AshTree 10 1.7k 6 England
24 Mar 2011 10:44AM
I love the alert expression on Lily's face - looks like she'll make a good guide dog Wink. Also love Bailey's 'puppy sit', so cute.

10 10 10 England
24 Mar 2011 11:15AM
All so lovely Carol.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 11:20AM

Quote:We simply do not appreciate the intelligence and loyalty of assistance dogs until you come involved with them.

I have a hearing problem and my Hearing Dog for the Deaf, Mr Mervyn , is my complete helper and even picks up on noises he has not been trained to respond to and draws my attention to them.

Grand shots.


I have seen some photos of Mr Mervyn and he is a real cutie - I am sure he is an extremely important part of your life Rob. I have nothing but admiration for all these assistance dogs, especially as they are mostly funded by contributions.
24 Mar 2011 12:09PM
My daughter will mad looking at these pics.She loves dog.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
24 Mar 2011 1:15PM
Goldens have been our family' choice for years--- these are beautiful! and will make wonderful companions!

Re: Mervin-- I have learned to appreciate my cat as an assistive hearing critter--- he hears vehicles coming down our lane and can sort which are familiar sounds long before I hear them-- Animals are great helpers!
User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
24 Mar 2011 2:29PM
Gorgeous dogs and isn't it wonderful how they bring so much love and help to others! I love the little jacket in v1!
danbrann 15 640 17
24 Mar 2011 2:31PM
What a beauty. These dogs are extremely photogenic.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
24 Mar 2011 3:13PM
Wonderful set, Carol, but love the way Bailey's sat in V2! Grin Has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
24 Mar 2011 4:45PM
A lovely shot of this dog ( I can only see ver1 for some reason but I'll look back later Carol )
24 Mar 2011 5:30PM
Lovely set of shots Carol - I just love Bailey ! (I had a brown tabby/white persian called Bailey, he was wonderful, unfortunately we lost him to cancer at just over 2 years of age - I still miss him).

SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 5:42PM
Beautiful captures of these wonderful dogs.
acousticmist 9 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 6:08PM
Three excellent shots with nice detail..............Martin
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
24 Mar 2011 7:51PM
I like V2 Carol,but that is no way for a lady to sit !!
Good shots.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
24 Mar 2011 8:40PM
3 lovely captures. Love V2 and the way she has her legs splayed. Moira
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
25 Mar 2011 4:57AM
What a sweet puppy, lovely set of images...........Sandy
NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
25 Mar 2011 1:12PM
Lovely set and what gorgeous puppies Smile
Have a great weekend Carol.
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
25 Mar 2011 4:28PM
Update: I like versions two and three also Carol.
26 Mar 2011 7:55PM
My favourite is Lily although all are lovely.
Adderwatcher 10 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2011 1:23PM
Wonderful set of captures Carol!!
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
27 Mar 2011 9:34PM
A fine set of canine portraits Carol, they are all posing so beautifully for you and look very amenable
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
29 Mar 2011 3:18PM
Loving these shots Carol.
To date we have had nine pups through our home.
Some for short visit some from the puppy walking programe.
It's brilliant that you have shown these beautiful dogs of to the rest of us.
Where would anyone of us on here be with out our eye sight,,its one hobby that just wouldnt be ours after all it's what we see we record.

Beautiful dogs,


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