Votes: 5

Violet and Bear

Best friends!

More: I realize Orvis catalog covers show dogs cavorting in nature, but this photo depicts a familiar "outdoor" experience for many dogs--that is, in the play area of a dog daycare. And it speaks to how wonderful that experience can be. My dog, Violet (black retriever mix), and Bear (my son's Aussie) go to Stand By Me Dog Daycare in Salisbury, Mass., and, while there, have forged a remarkable friendship. They're always seen together in the photos taken by the staff, and it's so, so sweet. This particular photo, which strikingly captures the dogs' relationship, was taken by Stand By Me's Cailin Bridges in January 2024.