Monday, October 28, 2013

New LOOK! Plus, Doggy Love

Well, well, well look who woke up on the right side of the bed this morning! THE BLOG! She may look better than me right now and I'm totally ok with that. We can all thank this gal for making it pretty and clean.

This weekend was absolutely perfect. The weather, the food, and the cuddles.

Emily does this every morning even when he's gone. She usually rests her head on my chest until I get up. It's really the most precious thing I've ever seen and I get to witness it every day.

When I moved to Little Rock, I knew Emily and I would spend a lot of time together, which is fine considering this place is definitely 'dog-friendly' and there are countless things to do with her. Hiking, swimming, dog parking.... the list goes on.

"Stayyyyyyyy, stayyyyy...." she's getting good!
The more I thought about it though, the more I wanted to give back to other dogs who aren't as fortunate as Em. She gets her fair share of exercising every day, so why not help another dog out? So, I looked up places to volunteer and came across The Humane Society of Pulaski County. It's 40 minutes away, but it's the only no-kill shelter in my area. I went through an orientation and started helping yesterday! Walking in, I knew I would get emotional, but to my surprise I didn't. These dogs have food, care, and a roof over their head. The only thing they're lacking is human interaction which is where the volunteers come in. I fell in love almost instantly. We walk the dogs, play fetch, teach them tricks, and just give them love so they can be adopted into a wonderful family. There's no schedule, so I can come in whenever I want to help. It's perfect.

I didn't take any pictures, because that may have come across as a creepy pet-detective wanting to save the world. I also was being jumped on, licked, and barked at.... nothing you guys want to see pictures of. I did however, race to the nearest tractor supply to get myself a pair of rain/dog park boots! Nothing says, "I belong here" like a dressing room selfie pic!

Why can't every boot be $20?! Maybe I should do more shopping at the tractor supply.....

After that investment, I drove home and thought about Em the entire way. I wanted nothing more but to give her a big hug and kiss and tell her that I love her. She may dig to China every time it rains, chew the hose to pieces, jump in the bath tub, destroy her toys, play in muddy puddles, chase the fedex man down the street, poop in the middle of the sidewalk, snore, bark at men, eat door stoppers, and only eat her food if there's turkey involved.... but this girl means the world to us. I couldn't imagine her being in a shelter begging for a home. I know I won't be able to give those babies as much love as I do with Emily, but I know I can give them a little bit of hope that there's a loving home out there for them too.

Don't let those eyes fool you. She's just wanting that piece of bacon you have in your hand.


  1. your blog design looks phenomenal. almost as phenomenal as emily's puppy dog face

  2. I don't know how you don't give in to those puppy dog eyes!

  3. love, love, love the new design and that puppy.

  4. My family just adopted a puppy and even though we rescued him, we left with such a heavy heart because we could only take one & not all of them! I definitely plan on volunteering at the shelter soon :) love the new look, by the way!

  5. I love the new blog design!
    That's so sweet that you decided to volunteer at a no-kill shelter!
    Emily is too cute, like usual ha ha :D

  6. Soooo John and I are hosting the tailgate during the last LR game. I've decided that you guys need to come. That's all.

  7. Kudos to you for volunteering at such a great organization! I volunteered at the Human Society during college and it was probably the hardest thing I've ever done, albeit rewarding. But it definitely made me even more of a "dog Mom" when we got Miley.
    Love the new blog design!