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.
Shayla & Milo both have spina bifida. Milo has a pair of wheels to help him get around & they both wear diapers. They are two of the cutest bulldogs I've ever seen. Shayla is still a puppy and Milo is just over a year old. They may have "special needs" and be a little extra work for their amazing mom, but there is no doubt that they are incredible. They spent more than half of the hour I was hanging out with them giving each other, me & their mom kisses.
I think Shayla is about five months old. I first met her shortly after she was adopted and moved to New Jersey. I witnessed her first footsteps on the sands of the Jersey Shore. Here she is at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on October 11, 2014. She is wearing a pink dress and a pink cowboy hat because she is awesome and all English Bulldogs look great in hats. She & her bully brother have spina bifada. I never cease to be inspired by them and their devoted human. It takes a special heart to voluntarily adopt a pet with special needs. It doesn't take much of a heart to find Shayla adorable though.
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.