I’m such a sap when it comes to dogs.

This post from Madebygirl made me burst into tears!

I think shelter dogs are the greatest.  Really.  I’m so thankful for rescuing Buddy every single day.  I used to volunteer at an animal shelter when I was in college and these dogs can have  such an inspiring capacity for love…. I don’t think enough people realize they can adopt such amazing friends there.

Audrey & Eldad Hagar never imagined that when they began photographing the hundreds of fostered dogs (and other creatures) who came through their home, that they would actually create a book. They just wanted to remember the animals they had shared great memories with.

Below is their short story about a little dog named Bradley…


“We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist.

The doctor had only sad news for Bradley…

We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain).

I didn’t want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken.

We sat there for two hours, and after that I took him to the vet’s office right on the beach, and he went to sleep forever :-(

It was such a sad day… I cried like a baby for this little guy. Even now when I am typing these words, tears are coming to my eyes…” (The end)

-E&I