A cute and painfully true story about our man’s best friends.
It brings tears to my eyes.
Owning a dog is one of the greatest things in the world. Our pups fill us with more happiness than we can ever describe and more goofiness than we ever expect. There’s still sadness though, because you know that one day, you will have to say goodbye to your best friend.
This adorable illustration by Anything Comic reminds us that our dogs don’t know that sadness. They only know love, bacon and belly rubs. It also reminds us that we should focus on the joyful times that we have with our dogs, because we won’t have them with us forever – but we’ll always hold them in our hearts… and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see them again someday.
You can purchase some of the artist’s illustrations in her Etsy shop.
Dog’s are often called “man’s best friend,” but what about babies? When Chicago mother Ivette Ivens, 25, saw a French bulldog puppy that was born on the same day as her baby son Dilan, she knew it was a sign. “I saw Farley’s birth date and just knew it’s meant to be,” she told the Daily Mail.
Farley, the little bulldog pup, joined the family about five months ago and has been following around baby Dilan ever since. “I’m pretty sure Dilan thinks they’re both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything.”
“I saw Farley’s birth date and just knew it’s meant to be”
Photographer Amanda Jones has been photographing dogs for twenty years. The Massachusetts resident was inspired to put together this collection of dog portraits, Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now, by her dachshund, Lily, who passed away during the making of the book. The book features before and after photos of numerous breeds along with comments from their owners.
“Some don’t seem to age at all, yet others show the signs quite openly in their eyes, their jowls, and their gray hair,” Jones told the Daily Mail. “It is this semblance of ourselves and our souls in their eyes that gives us such a deep connection with dogs. One thing that remains constant is the love people and dogs have for each other. That does not change, no matter how many dog years go by.”
Fred: 2 years & 10 years
Maddy: 5 years & 10 years
Lily: 8 months & 15 years
Copper: 3 years & 10 years
Maddie and Ellie: 7 and 6 years & 14 and 13 years
Rufus: 6 months & 13 years
Kayden and Brodie: 11 months and 5 years & 7 and 12 years
Abigale: 4 months & 8 years
Poppy: 1 year & 7 years
Sydney and Savannah: 16 and 5 months & 10 and 9 years
Audrey: 3 years & 12 years
Briscoe: 1 year & 10 years
Paddington the dog and Butler the cat are inseparable. The droopy Shar Pei, often dressed up in costume, patiently sits beside his feline friend, putting up with her cat antics. The best friends live with their owner Annie Jacob and three other cats in Tasmania on the south coast of Australia.
One has to wonder—while Paddington seems to sincerely like Butler, can Butler tell Paddington apart from a wrinkled blanket?
Shar Pei’s are one of the world’s rarest breeds. It’s name translates from Chinese into “sand skin,” which refers to the texture of its rough coat. Shar Pei puppies are famously wrinkly, but as the get older, they “grow into their skin.” The American Kennel Club did not recognize the breed until 1991.
From dogs with three legs, to cats born without eyes, Perfect Imperfection celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment.
Photographed with care and sensitivity by leading Australian animal photographer, Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio, each image leads with the beauty of the animal subject, making their physical issue almost a subtle afterthought.
Cearns says “One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as “different” hold a special place in my heart. These are the creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse. Most animals with “afflictions” don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able bodied pet does.”
This series is dedicated to Savannah and Rowdy. Both lived with dignity and joy (RIP).
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After constant eye issues, Scrappy had both his eyes removed