52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

48. Three of A Kind


A tasty new chewy collar!

A tasty new chewy collar!

Recently, my husband and I visited Southeastern Guide Dogs during a “Puppy Hugging” morning session. We arrived a bit early since it had been quite a few years ago that we attended one of these. While waiting, we walked around peering into the pens containing some of the cute little puppies who had just been bathed. Even though it had been a warm morning, they were huddled together in their family groups. We realized quite a change in the rules between puppies and visitors since our last visit: we were not allowed to reach into the pens to pet these little fuzzy babies even though they would bark and jump at their gate for attention. They had been weaned from their mother recently and were now sporting individually colored and patterned collars enabling their handlers to tell them apart. These collars were new to all the puppies and they were alternately fascinated and frustrated having to wear them. Many wanted to scratch them as unwanted pests. The three pictured “Goldadors” (part Labrador Retriever and part Golden Retriever) approached this problem from a different perspective. Two siblings decided to chew on the collar of their brother in the middle — one on either side. Somehow, I look at the eyes of the middle puppy and see a bit of desperation.


Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

8 thoughts on “48. Three of A Kind

  1. I would not dare go because I would want to come home with one…to keep!

  2. They are so cute. I wouldn’t be able to leave them alone and not touch.

  3. We went in 2011 when my husband was in Afghanistan. I thought it would be a good distraction for my kids. When our dog went to sleep this past April my husband & I talked about going out there just to love on a puppy. I couldn’t believe that puppy hugging now cost $10! So needless to say, we didn’t go.

  4. They are darling! I have not heard of this breed. Amazes me what they keep coming up with.

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