Couple Says Goodbye to Their Beloved Dog by Taking Him on One Last Adventure

0Dogs can be some of the most loving, loyal, closest companions that a person can have—which makes losing them that much more difficult, as photographer Zhenia Bulawka learned when she was forced to say goodbye to her beloved, 11-year-old pitbull named Dyuki (a.k.a. Mr. Dukes). For two years, Dukes had fought against Grade III mast cell cancer, but Bulawka and her boyfriend Christian knew it was only a matter of time before the dog’s life drew to a close. Knowing that the end was near, the couple took Dukes and their two other dogs, Ruby and Violet, on their very first—and Dukes’ last—trip to the ocean in order to properly say goodbye to their wonderful pet

The family’s vacation to the beach in Assateague, Maryland last August was a bittersweet time, but Bulawka and Christian were determined to make it special for Dukes. After driving for three hours, they finally arrived at the seashore, where they played, swam, and had a picnic on the sand. Back at the hotel, they watched a beautiful sunset together before curling up and snuggling together on the bed. A month later, Dukes passed away, but his humans and his canine sisters can take comfort in remembering those magical, sunshine-filled days together by the sea.

“Dukes was my best friend,” Bulawka writes on The Dodo. “He was also my muse, as his passion for life served as a constant source of inspiration to me. I could never tire of photographing him. Since his passing, I’ve been told numerous times ‘how lucky Dukes was to have me.’ But in fact, it was me who was so lucky to have him. He was the smartest, funniest, most loyal, incredibly strong, yet equally sensitive dog—all wrapped into one perfect pittie package. He changed my life and I will miss him forever.”00 000 0000 00000 000000 0000000 00000000 000000000

Rest in peace, Dukes (left).
Rest in peace, Dukes (left).

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Rescued Canine Gets an Incredible Dog House Modeled After the “Up” Home

0Two years ago, a sweet abandoned dog found a home with a man named Steve Minty. He’s a huge fan of the Pixar film Up, and he even named his canine pal “Dug” after the beloved dog character. And now, Dug has a fantastic new home fit for her name. Minty’s best friend, Esteban, nominated him for the YouTube show Super-Fan Builds, where they construct one-of-a-kind items for super fans. They decided to build Dug her own miniature flying dog house affixed with a bevy of balloons – just like in the movie.

Prop maker Tim Baker and his team began by roughing-out the wood frame, and afterwards the magic starts to happen. They meticulously worked to get every detail right, down to the shingles, weather vane, and garden hose. The entire process is really impressive, especially when they formed the cluster of balloons. For that, they created a giant mold using over 750 tiny plastic eggs that mimicked the shape of the real thing. There’s even a miniaturized Carl that looks out the window.

Watch the video below to see the house built from scratch to finish. It’s safe to say that Dug is a lucky dog!

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(Via: My Modern Met)

‘Rich Dogs Of Instagram’ Pokes Fun At Photos Posted By Rich Kids

After seeing some of the insane photos posted by The Rich Kids of Instagram, it’s pretty hard not to daydream about their designer-dripping, diamond-encrusted luxe lifestyles. Here is another creative parody account that will make you break into a smile. Called ‘Rich Dogs Of Instagram’, the account features posh pups going for exotic holidays, dressing up in lavish accessories, and even driving around in their own luxury vehicles. Scroll down to view photos of these “rich dogs”, or follow them here for more updates.

I’m in love with da Coco.
I’m in love with da Coco.
Coach? No. I only fly private.
Coach? No. I only fly private.
Dom P facials can only mean one thing: K9 Kirill was here.
Dom P facials can only mean one thing: K9 Kirill was here.
Forget chew toys, rich dogs only play with real toys.
Forget chew toys, rich dogs only play with real toys.
Just sunbathing on Swan Lake.
Just sunbathing on Swan Lake.
I woke up like this. #cashflowflawless
I woke up like this. #cashflowflawless
And it’s not even my birthday.
And it’s not even my birthday.
Shout out to Kim K for organizing my canine closet.
Shout out to Kim K for organizing my canine closet.
I didn’t choose the limo life, it chose me.
I didn’t choose the limo life, it chose me.

(Via: Design Taxi)