I was walking with Dusty a couple of weeks ago when her ball went into the water and was quickly swept beyond our reach. She stood at the edge of English Bay watching her toy slowly drift away while she made tentative forays into the surf but without the confidence to follow through. A young couple came along with their black lab and, after analyzing the situation, sent him in to get the ball. To our relief he brought the ball back. We spoke for a minute and as they walked away I took a picture of them against the backdrop of the city. I liked the way the photo turned out.
I fantasize that they might see this and would somehow get in touch and I could repay their thoughtfulness with a momento of a spring afternoon ... that's one of the gifts of photography, saving a moment that might easily be forgotten.