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A shaggy dog story: Boy and
his pet pose for pictures every
day for his father while he is
away serving with the navy

Daily Mail [UK], by Sam Webb

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 4/11/2013 4:31:37 PM

These adorable pictures show Julian Becker and his 165 pound pet Max, the shaggy Newfoundland that never leaves his best friend´s side. Five-year-old Julian´s mother Stasha started taking pictures of the odd couple every day before they got in the family car in Whidbey Island, Washington state, U.S., although both Julian and Max were born in England. With her husband away regularly in his role as a U.S. naval officer, the pictures began as a way of keeping in touch. They have evolved into a charming document of a boy´s love for a four-legged friend he began walking

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: balogreene, 4/11/2013 4:47:18 PM     (No. 9270971)

I´ve loved all my dogs, none of them Newfies. But, the Newfies I´ve known, are the best dogs ever (except for the slobber). They are gentle, loving giants.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toinee, 4/11/2013 4:56:48 PM     (No. 9270987)

Great photos! My newfie mix was the best dog I ever had. Even though she´s been dead for ten years I still use her name as my user name.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/11/2013 5:11:55 PM     (No. 9271003)

Loved the story and the photos. I´ve never had a dog that large. I keep thinking of the shedding! But that is a beautiful animal and an adorable five year old, too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Shells, 4/11/2013 5:39:08 PM     (No. 9271035)

Thanks OP. Fantastic story and photos.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/11/2013 5:42:26 PM     (No. 9271042)

Terrific story. Love the pix with the dog wearing shades.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 4/11/2013 5:47:34 PM     (No. 9271047)

Beautiful photos of a priceless relationship.

A joyful article during otherwise grim days.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vivi, 4/11/2013 6:02:10 PM     (No. 9271064)

Oh man, little boys and their dogs get me every time.

Really fantastic photos, and what I love about them as much as anything is that Mom is in every one, even though you don´t see her. Her point of view and love jumps out of every picture.

Awesome.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/11/2013 6:18:10 PM     (No. 9271076)

Wow, what a dog! This was the breed of dog that Lewis and Clark took along on their excellent adventure out west. I believe a newfie won the Westminster Dog Show several years ago. I don´t have a dog but I love the W. Dog Show and always watch. That particular year I was hoping the newfie would pull it out. Lucky boy, lucky dog.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/11/2013 6:38:12 PM     (No. 9271102)

Oh, bless her for doing this for her husband! And what a great record of the little boy´s growth!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: nuclearnavymom, 4/11/2013 7:47:45 PM     (No. 9271178)

That is not a dog, that is a pony.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/11/2013 9:33:51 PM     (No. 9271285)

Love this....boy and dog ......wonderful! Thanks for posting...

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