THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE I was at the park when I saw this young woman and her new puppy. I watched from a distance while they played, then she picked the puppy up and carried it on her shoulder like a "baby". She would hold it down in her arms , talking to it and giving kisses...then put it back up on her shoulder again.
The puppy was a large breed, with a reddish color to it's coat...perhaps a Golden or an Irish Setter. I watched them for a long time, taking lots of photos using a telephoto lens.
She got into her car and left before I could get her name of the name of her "baby". I've thought of them often. It was a very touching moment, witnessing the love between this young women and her puppy.