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Who Needs A Sister When You’ve Got A Bulldog For A Best Friend?

Who Needs A Sister When You’ve Got A Bulldog For A Best Friend?

Photographer Rebecca Leimbach has captured the special bond between her daughter, Harper, and English bulldog, Lola, since the day her little girl was born.

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They explored together…

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…Snuggled together…

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…And graduated to “big girl” chairs together.

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They swam in the ocean…

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…as well as the bathtub. <3

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Harper was Leimbach and her husband’s bright spot in a long struggle with infertility, and the couple was distraught that they wouldn’t be able to give their little gal a sibling and playmate. Until they realized she’d had one all along!

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“One day Harper came out of her playroom with Lola dressed as a princess and I realized, she has a playmate, the best kind in fact, one who doesn’t argue over being dressed up,” Rebecca told My Modern Met.

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She goes on, “I hope that people see what wonderfully amazing animals dogs are, and how their connection with people shape our lives. Like Harper, for example, she’s never bored with Lola around. She’s completely happy drawing with markers all over Lola’s face as she sleeps, or taunting Lola until she can’t take it anymore and body slams her. When Harper looks back at her childhood through these images, she will remember ‘my first best friend’ Lola. I hope people take away from the images that sometimes without us even realizing it, dogs fill an empty space in our hearts.”

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Whoever said “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” clearly never owned a dog.

Note: When it comes to introducing your tiny bald hooman to your dog, there are many precautions to consider – luckily, these two took to each other like peanut butter to Kong toy. 😉

H/T to My Modern Met and thanks to adoptaBull English Bull Dog Rescue for the tip!

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