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 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.
(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.
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!
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.
I mean, seriously.
Is he not the cutest thing ever?