This is Bane. He was one of the first bulldogs I met at MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue's Bullypalooza. His parents were super nice & we stayed in touch. This is from the last time I saw him. He had Cushings disease & wasn't expected to live as long as he did. I have cried more for this guy than I have for any other animal that wasn't my own pet (& definitely more than I have for a few pet turtles & birds that passed). Bane really had a way of getting into your heart & making you care. I am sure the way his parents shared his story had at least a little something to do with that. It is hard to see a photo of a pup like Bane eating a burger from the drive through with a caption about "the magic window" and not fall in love. Rest in Peace. Thank you for the people & pups you brought into my life.
While walking on the Ocean Grove boardwalk last night, I met Precious. She is 14 1/2 years old and this was her first time walking on the beach & in the ocean. She and her humans were visiting from Staten Island. Just a month ago, she had her second stroke but, looking at her huge smile last night, you could never tell.
My apologies for the grainy photos. Sometimes it is better to capture the moment than lament the poor lighting.
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I am a photographer. Most of these photos depict casual encounters with dogs that have crossed my path. I hope they make you as happy as they make me.