Captain Rick: As a life-long amateur photographer, I recognized the photo below as a masterpiece. The therapeutic benefit that dogs and other pets offer to the sick has long been documented. This photo is a testament to that fact. I received it from a friend as part of a ‘Pets – gotta love ‘em’ email circular’. I do not know who captured this gem, but I thought it fitting to present the photo on my blog and offer my congratulations to the photographer and wishes of wellness for the patient and his companion.