The dog is pregnant.
He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house..
...into her front yard, then he continued to fight the fire.
When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.
A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina news paper, noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman.
He saw her walking straight toward the firefighter and wondered what she was going to do.
He raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had just saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph.
XOX Bless this Fireman XOX