Recently, one photo “project” that’s been taking candid photos of dogs at a drive thru window has started trending online. The account is called ebdogs4096 on Instagram and is run by an Einstein Bros Bagels employee named Natasha. Her goal: to take a high-quality picture of every cute dog that comes through her drive-thru.
The accounts bio reads “Hi! I work the drive thru at Einstein Bros Bagels on Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida! Stop by with your best friend and have a doggie bagel on me!” It’s clear that this Natasha not only has a particular liking for coffee and bagels, but she’s a huge animal enthusiast as well.
The page is currently home to 61 different posts, but Natasha only has 31 followers at the moment. Let’s bump that number up, shall we? Her work is pretty good, and the pictures are of a way higher quality than you might expect. It looks like she posed a lot of these animals herself, like they were having professional photos taken.
I suppose Natasha just has a way with these animals. I mean, look at some guys. They all look so content to have their picture taken. Her page has all manner of different breeds and their humans on it. Some people seem pretty excited to have their photo taken with their dog, while others seem a bit more camera shy than their pets.
The crazy thing is, all of the pictures of these pups were taken during the weekend of December 29-31, meaning that the Einstein Bros drive-thru must be pretty busy. That, or there’s a record number of dog enthusiasts in Melbourne, Florida. Either way, I’m happy to have seen so many adorable dogs.
Another recent, uplifting story that has to do with dogs has come out of the woodwork over the past few days. On January 3, it was revealed that several dogs were saved from death in Bermuda. There are seven pit bulls total, and it appears as though they’re going to be spending a little time relaxing at Martha’s Vineyard.
The rescue attempt was completed by an organization called Angels Helping Animals Worldwide. According to AHAW’s website, their mission “is to rescue animals in need. We provide medical and emotional support while finding rescues a loving, caring and permanent homes through out New England.”
The reason these dogs were at risk in the first place might come as a big surprise to you. Pit bulls, as a breed, are simply illegal in all of Bermuda, based on their appearance. “Simply because of how they look, they’re an illegal breed in Bermuda,” said AHAW counselor Ashley Medeiros. I suppose the idea of the ban, which also makes German shepherds illegal in Bermuda, is to reduce the amount of dangerous dogs.
The issue, of course, is that dogs only become dangerous when they’re raised poorly. No dog is evil simply out of the womb, but the ban has been in effect since 2003. “Bermuda has a barbaric way of thinking toward dog breeds,” Medeiros explained. To complete the rescue, AHAW had to work with minister of home affairs Walton Brown.
The dogs are currently being held in Delaware, where they’re being assessed for any kind of diseases or medical difficulties. Of the seven pit bulls, it’s estimated that at least 3 could end up on the Vineyard for adoption in the next few months. Two of the rescues are going to families in Bermuda who are currently searching for other homes and trying to acquire visas for the animals.
We can thank Medeiros and her team for helping us keep the world a better place (as in, a place with more dogs in it). There’s still plenty you can do to help, though. I’d recommend checking out their website at ahaww.org, where you can donate or inquire about adopting a pet of your own.
As always, let us know in the comments about how you feel towards these dogs. Would you ever adopt a pit bull? They really are loving guys, even if they look and act a bit intimidating at times. And be sure to share this story with any dog lovers you know. There’s only so many dogs in the world, so we best keep them safe.