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.