A Bulldog Is The Best Sister A Little Girl Can Have
For some kids, a dog is a sibling. Case in point: Harper and her Bulldog, Lola. The two have grown up together for the past four years, and mom and photographer Rebecca Leimbach has documented the relationship in a series of adora-bull photographs.
Although Rebecca and her husband wanted a large family, it just wasn’t it the cards. To make up for a human sibling, Harper grew up with Lola, a cuddly Bulldog who enjoys being dressed up, sharing bath times and will gladly crawl into bed during naps. We’ve featured a few of the photographs here, but more can be seen on Rebecca’s Facebook page.
And even though Rebecca has struggled with infertility, Lola helped her come to terms with the guilt she felt that Harper didn’t have a little brother or sister to play with. “Realizing that Lola was helping to fill that void has helped me to embrace what is right in front of me,” she said. “They are pretty amazing together, they really do love each other.” Just one more reason why dogs really are part of our family!
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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