Beloved Dog Refuses To Leave Owners Side While She Gives Birth
If we could take our dogs everywhere with us, we definitely would, whether that be to our dentist appointments or even to give birth.
Well, one devoted dog refused to leave his owner's side, even when she was giving birth to her youngest daughter, and now he won't leave her daughter's side either.
Ranger, a one-and-a-half-year-old Corgi, pleasantly surprised his owners after making an appearance in every single image that was captured during her water birth with daughter, Berkeley.
Brooke Ellington, 35, was surrounded by family and newborn photographer, Kristen Water, and of course, Ranger, during her home birth in June earlier this year.
But, it wasn't until she received the gallery back that she realised her white and ginger furred pup was featured in every single image and no further than an arms lengths away.
Four months after the birth, the affectionate Corgi is mesmerised by his new baby buddy and remains by her side at all times, often providing kisses in the form of dog licks.
The mum-of-three said: "Even though Ranger was extra attentive during my pregnancy with Berkeley, it still came as a surprise to see how close he was to me during my labour.
"He's always been my little buddy and now he's Berkeley's. He follows her everywhere and keeps his eyes on her.
"The moment she was born, he jumped up on the birth pool and I introduced him to his little sister."
Brooke, who also shares two sons, Boone, 5, and Boyd, 3, with her husband of seven years, Steven, is a full-time mum and home schooler, and part time doula, a birthing companion for other women.
Photographer Kristen said: "Ranger was there for the entire time Brooke was giving birth. He laboured with her in the bedroom either by her side or under the bed when she was on the floor. He was so curious and excited, he was sweet and was never in anyone's way.
"It seemed like he knew Berkeley was a new little baby and needed her space. He followed her everywhere she went and still does to this day - she is his baby.
"When Brooke first saw the gallery of photographs, she was so shocked because she was unaware he was there the entire time.
"She loves Ranger so much and I'm just so glad I could document how special he is. I pay more attention to the small things that I photograph now that I ignored before.
"You never know what can be special to some people that they haven't noticed themselves yet."
Featured Image Credit: Caters/Kristen Waters