A Boy & His Dog
Photographer Ivette Ivens is famous for gorgeous, if somewhat graphic, photos of breastfeeding mothers, which you can see at https://500px.com/ivetteivens and on her website gallery http://www.ivetteivens.com/. I encourage you to look at her other photos, too, because this lady produces some truly beautiful work. But for today’s Observations from the Tub, I asked for and received permission from Ms. Ivens to share with you photos she took of two best friends: her son Dilan and a French Bulldog pup named Farley. Farley was born the same day as Dilan, and Ms. Ivens decided fate intended that the two should grow up together. Take a look at her photos of the pair, and I think you’ll agree!
Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one. —Anonymous
The following is a quote from Ivette Ivens given to DailyMail.com:
“Farley is always around us, and he follows Dilan everywhere,” said Ivens, who is from Radviliskis in Lithuania but now living in Chicago. “Farley patiently plays with him and tries not to snore while they both nap. It’s honestly the most loving connection – pure, unconditional, irreplaceable and inseparable. I’m pretty sure Dilan thinks they’re both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything. My little Dilan is a chilled-out baby and he’s always happy, but for some reason Farley really cracks him up. I love seeing them together.”
Thank you to Ivette Ivens for allowing me to share these photos!
Did you have pets when you were a child, and if so, were you pals? If you have kids or grandkids, do/did they have a dog, cat, or other critter?
Thanks for dropping by. See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering. Oh, and if you missed Wednesday’s post, give it a read and a comment, and your name will go in the drawing to win Martha Graham-Waldon’s book Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling’s Schizophrenia.
Have a great weekend!