I thought everyone had already seen this photo but then I kept asking people about it and they hadn’t. Even my friends who have an arthritic cat hadn’t seen it. Even the cat himself hadn’t seen it.
The dog’s name is Shep. The owner’s name is John. You love him and his silver ponytail but not in an ironic way because this bond between animal and man is so powerful that it renders all your usual, cynical self-defenses useless. It’s like your heart was covered in plaque and this photo is the visit to the dentist that you’ve been avoiding for years mostly because it’s expensive and this country is ridiculous when it comes to taking care of it’s citizens but also a little bit because you’re scared of the drill.
Here’s a video with more of the story: