Dennis the Dashing Rescue Dog

This past weekend was quite eventful.

For starters, I participated in the Alexander’s Highland Market Pop Up Market for the first time. Despite the storm that decided to roll through, it was such a fun day!

I met a ton of new people, chatted The Traveling Apron Cookbook with just about anyone who would listen, and SOLD OUT of the aprons I had on hand.

I’ll share photos from the event soon!

Later that day, we hopped in the car and headed to Lafayette to pick up Dennis the Dashing Rescue Dog.

I mean, dashing is the most appropriate word I can muster for this face:

Dennis the Dashing Rescue Dog

Dennis is being fostered through Treasured Paws Small Spaniel Rescue and while originally believed to be a Cavalier mix, we’re all  seeing a carbon copy, smaller version of my Milo.

dennis and milo

(Milo wears a Thundershirt when it rains. He’s NOT a fan of thunder).

When I agreed to take Dennis into our home, I hadn’t seen a photo of him.

I didn’t know how insanely sweet of a dog he was going to be.

And I didn’t know that I would find myself in tears nearly daily that someone would mistreat or choose to toss him aside.

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but I knew that this dog needed someone….and that someone was me and I was prepared to take him in with open arms.

Brian and I are beyond grateful for the opportunity to show him what it’s like to be part of a family.

Dennis the Dashing Rescue Dog

I’m super attached already and it will be beyond hard to let him go, but I know that in my heart, the right person is out there that is equally deserving of receiving the love this guy wants to share.

And with an HOA limiting us to 3 dogs, I know that by keeping him (and don’t think I’m not still debating it) will mean I can’t help the next dog that comes along in need of a safe haven to call home.

It’s a tough spot to be in and this little guy makes it even harder because he just fits right in with our gang.

It’s like having my very own Cavalier oreo!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Dennis is on the right. He’s about 5 years old, completely house trained, doesn’t chew anything, really doesn’t know what toys are so isn’t interested, eats like a champ, sleeps great, and wants nothing more than to be next to you.

He does this little nudge thing with his nose to wiggle underneath your arm and sort of buries himself into your side.

He’s pretty shy when it comes to playing with other dogs and really just starved for affection so when you allow him your lap, he takes it and doesn’t ever want to leave.

He knows how to sit, and does extremely well on a leash.

Treats are his favorite and it took only 2 days for him to learn the word “cookie”.

If you want more information, or would like to fill out an application for adoption you can contact Claire at Treasured Paws Small Spaniel Rescue.

Also, if you would like to donate or participate in their upcoming online auction to raise funds for the veterinary care of dogs like Dennis you can do that also!

I’m making the most adorable something something and can’t wait to share. Hint: I ordered fabric with cavaliers on it.

Oh yes I did.

And for now, I leave you with my little Dennis face.

Dennis the Dashing Rescue Dog

I mean, seriously.

Is he not the cutest thing ever?


  1. Dennis is so handsome. You are doing such an incredible thing for him! I know you must be struggling to keep him to yourself. Good luck!

  2. I have fostered two German Shepherds in the past. Its a great experience to see them go to great homes! I was lucky enough to become friends with both families! Nadjah came from the streets and was going to be put down because of the red mange, but we nursed her back to health and put her through CGC training and set her on her merry way to MA, where she lives now. I cried for a week straight with Nadjah left. Major, was a owner surrender. He was a k-9 unit trainee, who didn’t make the cut or that is what the rumor is. Both dogs are living a fantastic life on East coast.

    1. I’m going to cry something fierce when Dennis leaves us! I know that I can’t save (and keep them all) so I have to just remind myself that he will make someone else very, very happy. Now, to just convince myself to let him go!!!!

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