A dog is a man’s best friend. But a dog can also be a little girl’s best friend, protector, sibling and playmate. Photographer Rebecca Leimbach has spent the last 4 years capturing the incredible bond between her 4 year old daughter and the family’s 7 year old English bulldog, Lola. These photos make my heart melt into one big puddle of gushy love. And the fact that Lola is indeed sitting up and asleep in many of these photos is just priceless. I can’t . . .

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(images from My Modern Met and Rebecca Leimbach)