Three years ago, Agnieszka Gulczyńska started photography as a way to capture the graceful movement of horses. When she became pregnant with her first child, Igor, she found that couldn’t ride anymore, so instead, she ran after horses with her camera. Now two years old, Igor is Agnieszka’s favorite model to shoot along with her three dogs, Vega, Pikey and Canon. After her son was born, they moved from the big city of Warsaw to the quiet countryside. Currently, they live in Kampinos.
Looking through Agnieszka’s photos one can’t help but smile at the beautiful, budding friendship between Igor and their dogs, which were all adopted. Though in many photos his back his turned, one can still feel the warmth Igor shows his sweet pets. “Looking at the relationship between my son and his dogs,”Agnieszka tells My Modern Met, “I realize that no interactive toy will ever replace the touch of a dog’s wet nose. They make a very good team, giving each other a sense of emotional safety and an ocean of unconditional love. One of my dogs is disabled, he only has three legs, so he has taught my child tolerance and empathy since his earliest years.”
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Meet Brutus, a loving Rottweiler who was recently given a chance to enjoy a richer, fuller life thanks to four prosthetic limbs that were outfitted to his amputated legs. After the 1.5-year-old dog was left outside in the freezing cold when he was just a puppy, he suffered from severe frostbite on all of his paws. His breeder crudely hacked off the afflicted paws at home, leaving Brutus maimed and unable to walk without extreme pain.
Luckily, the sweet pooch was removed from the breeder by a Loveland, Colorado rescue group, who cared for him and found him a forever home. Wanting to make his life even better, his new human crowdfunded enough money to pay for a set of special animal prosthetics from OrthoPets. After undergoing surgery to correct some of the harm done by the botched amputation, Brutus has been working with OrthoPets and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, learning to navigate his surroundings on his new paws.
According to his owner, Laura, Brutus is noticeably happier now that he can enjoy life with greater mobility. Walking on hard and uneven surfaces no longer causes him severe pain, and he will be able to engage in more physical activities. Although he will most likely need physical therapy for the rest of his life, it’s heartwarming to know that this wonderful dog will be able to look forward to a healthy, joyful future.
(Via: My Modern Met)