On a wall underneath a train bridge in Annandale, in Sydney's inner west, there is a multi-coloured mosaic of memories. It's a celebration of love, life and loss: the spontaneous memorial gives mementos to both long-lost pets and those who have recently passed.
They are framed photos, engraved dog tags and messages are scattered across the wall, paying tribute to pooches who have passed away.
The more we get to know each other, the more we realize that dogs are a part of the family. We love them like our children and would do anything for them.
And it’s really awesome when you see a bunch of photos and other mementos that someone has left for their dog, and you get the feeling that you're seeing something personal, something intimate. It's like you're looking into someone's life, and it makes you feel a little closer to them.
That's how you feel when you walk through Annandale's Federal Park and see the memorial wall for dogs who have passed away. It's not just a bunch of random stuff thrown together, it feels like someone took the time to make sure each memento was special, meaningful. That someone cared enough about their dog to honor their memory in such a personal way.
It makes us want to go home and hug our dogs extra tight. This spontaneous memorial proves that a dog truly is a man and a woman’s best friend.