Riba and Madame

Photograph by

Dianne Drew (UK)

About this image

Riba was born a pedigree ‘working type’ English Setter, but ended up as an Italian street dog. She had one of her front legs amputated after an accident and I adopted her when living in Italy, in 2014. This candid photo was shot during a tender moment while she sat with a friend. Despite her past ordeals, the benevolence and genuine affection she bestows upon everyone is astounding. The moment seemed to encapsulate this.