Do you remember Robyn Arouty, the photographer who brought you the story of Duke Roberts and turned you into a puddle of mush? (His full story's here).
Here's what happened. Arouty and a friend were waiting for a train when these two came wandering up.
Arouty noticed that the brown dog had infected-looking scars from bites.
The black dog, meanwhile, was shy. According to Arouty: "She appears to be a bull & cairn terrier mix…a very exotic result whatever the real breeds are."
Arouty began talking to the man.
She wrote: "His name is David B***, which he stated clearly with pride a few times. We spoke about his life situation & he admitted that he loves the dogs, but has been down on his luck & has nothing to provide for them properly.
"He’s been fearful of animal control taking them, but is struggling to get his life on track with no home & a history of alcohol abuse. I offered to take them temporarily…explained that I work with several people who help dogs & we could get them vet care & get them fixed so there will be no more puppies, the risk of aggression & cancer will decrease considerably, & they would be safe."
"I told him that when he gets his life together we could return the dogs. They have been caring for him – now it is time to care for himself & let them enjoy doggie life for a while."
It was Arouty who named them Madonna and Anthony Ciccione.
She wrote: "Statistics would likely not predict a favorable outcome here. Let’s be honest. But I will remain hopeful of his future success. We exchanged information…well, as best he could give it; living in between 2 homeless shelters. He said sweet goodbyes to the dogs and I could tell he cared for them deeply."