Dog Day Afternoon

Ladybug is a rescue dog who came to live with us at the age of 4 1/2. Until then, life as she knew it was behind the bars of a cage.

She showed many signs of being emotionally unstable and the big one was her inability to use her nose or accept treats from us in public.

As you can see, she is now a very stable and happy little dog. Using her nose here on her first day at the beach is a big sign of her phenomenal recovery. So was asking if she could join the picnic lunch fifty feet away.

Instead, she got a treat from us...which she ate!

That's entirely too cute! I have two yorkies, I know how much fun they are!! :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
@amoment We put braids in her hair to keep it from tangling while she romped in the surf. She also chose laying in the sand to laying on a towel. She seemed to love the beach and we had a great afternoon there with her.
posted May 7th, 2012  
ahhh, bless her, hello Ladybug...she's gorgeous. Glad she has a safe new home. How people can be so cruel to animals is beyond me...
posted May 7th, 2012  
@swguevin -- they are really an amazing breed of animal. They're very smart!
posted May 7th, 2012  
What a little cutie! Great light and texture in her fur, and a lovely beach shot!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Love your perspective and composition for this shot; it makes it such a wonderful portrait of her. And, I'm touched to hear you have made such progress with her. She's lucky to have found you!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Aww bless. I love her, and the story. Good on you for saving her. :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
Beautiful portrait capture - and thnaks for sharing about Ladybug. She looks like a happy dog now!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Nice shot Sheila.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Very nice capture and i love your little baby and her great story.
posted May 7th, 2012  
there is an air of superiority in those eyes.... how do you get all that sand out of her coat?!
posted May 7th, 2012  
@calx She does have those Yorkie eyes! As for the sand, when she was dry, she just shook it off. I brushed her out later that night and rebraided her for the next day.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Fav! I love this pic!!!
posted May 7th, 2012  
@cjwhite Ladybug said "Thank you. Do you have any treats?"
posted May 7th, 2012  
How cute! I miss my Brownie :( Ladybug is so beautiful! :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
She's such a star and so happy looking! Love the POV too.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Aww! Such a cute shot! Wonderful story of her recovery, too!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Love the pov - great shot of your sweet companion.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Very nice dog portrait! Indeed a happy dog. Love the bright picture.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Awww, so adorable! It's wonderful she's been able to make such a great recovery!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Beautiful detail!!
posted May 7th, 2012  
This is such a gorgeous shot, and she looks like she has made a wonderful rcovery
posted May 7th, 2012  
Beautiful shot of your sweet doggie. She's beautiful and looks to be loving every minute of her romp on the beach.
posted May 7th, 2012  
like your story ! And the shot of course :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
What a darling picture Sheila! And I'm glad you rescued her. She looks like a real sweetie.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Very nice pet shot.
posted May 8th, 2012  
colours in this picture are heart touching....beautiful shot....
posted May 8th, 2012  
I wonder what she's thinking, great shot Sheila!
posted May 8th, 2012  
Love your pov. What a happy shot of your lovely dog. Poppy did her fair share of picnic sniffing this weekend!
posted May 8th, 2012  
It's awesome to hear that she's made such a big recovery! She's so cute. A great shot!
posted May 8th, 2012  
love this picture and here I was thinking she was sniffing the fresh sea air, only to read it was really a picnic on her radar
posted May 8th, 2012  
sigh shelia - sigh - thank goodness for you - thank goodness she was rescued - sigh - so does look happy - hooray for love!
posted May 8th, 2012  
Love this - very funny - got the feel of a seaside postcard - needs a caption - "Can I smell sausages?" perhaps? Fav!
posted May 8th, 2012  
I love a good end to a badly treated pet story! This is a great shot - love the composition
posted May 8th, 2012  
Lovely capture!
posted May 8th, 2012  
Great shot! She's happy now :-)
posted May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful colors and story.
posted May 10th, 2012  
Lovely capture! What a cute dog & an awesome story :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
Ladybug lives well, kicking on the beach! You lucky to have found each other!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Cute lil dog!! :) Nice composition!!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Well she is trained well... my little Griffon would just rush over without asking and pretend that the other people were her favourite people! The beach shot is lovely!
posted June 3rd, 2012  
Wonderful story!! Precious picture!!!!
posted June 18th, 2012  
Nice photo!
posted January 15th, 2013  
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