So I’m sitting with this awesome doggo and I thought, “this is what it feels like to have no home.” The Humane Society of Huron Valley is a very beautiful building filled with amazing people to help every animal that comes through the door. However, this not a home. I hear all the time from visitors, “at least they have a nice shelter.” That’s still not good enough. #adoptsontshop#doggo#adoption#humanesociety#foreverhomes
One week ago today we lost our pack leader Oscar. He was over 15 years old and my mom had him all of her adult life. He raised all of my packmates and taught me how to behave and what mom expects from us. Mom is having a very difficult time and I am trying my best to step up to the plate and be by her side the way he was for so many years. I know no one will ever take his place, but I’m glad he was my brother and teacher. We miss you Oscar 💔
Happy National Adoption Day to our little man Chester! We have had him about a week and a half now! We are slowly learning to go pee outside and don’t quite have the no biting under control yet! He is officially four months old today! Dylan and I love him so much already! #adoptsontshop#ChesterMichael#puppylove#rambunxious
I thought I’d do Five Fun Facts this Friday ‘cause I’m feeling alliterative.
1. I grew up in Southern California, and moved to DC for college with plans to change the world - still in pursuit of this dream every day.
2. I love to sing and was in my college a cappella group @guphantoms
3. My husband and I have two of the best pups in the whole world - Sophie and Bailey.
4. For a job, I once got to call Cher, yes THE Cher, for her birthday. I didn’t actually get to talk to her, but I still think it’s pretty awesome.
5. Cheese is my favorite food group.
How about you? I’d love to get some fun facts! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Come join us for some fun in the sun tomorrow at the Jackson city shelter from 10:00-12:00. 140 outer circle, Jackson, MS! Angie (featured) thoroughly enjoys her time on Saturdays out of her kennel and hanging with her friends. The weather is supposed to be beautiful! #adoptsontshop#saturdaysareforthepups#playtime#sunshineandpuppylove
These two hate posing. Sometimes I catch them almost posing like I did here. They’re both looking at me, and I’m happy to take what I can get in that regard 🙂
The almost pose here is from our walk yesterday - we thought we had a break in the rain but then it started down pouring again while we were still a ways away from home. The girls quickly ran over to a neighbor’s covered porch to take shelter from the rain. You can tell from their expressions that the rain caught them off guard, too ☔️
There are many things in life that can catch us off guard besides the weather. We were recently caught off guard by the passing of Sora (@longhaultrekkers), one of our favorite adventure dogs. Although Sora’s health issues were well-documented, it is still difficult to confront the end of a life, no matter how well you think you’re prepared for it. No matter how many hikes you go on and how famous on IG you may be, you won’t be exempt from the cycle of life at some point. .
Occasionally, I’ll get frustrated with B when she charges at a herd of deer full speed (which happened this morning), or Griffin when she just won’t let me put the chuckit down because she wants to keep playing (which happens pretty much daily). My husband will remind me that, they’ll be old someday, and that we will miss these moments, even the ones that seem irritating initially. 💕
Most of us here genuinely love our dogs, and don’t need an excuse to give them any extra love. But in honor of #sorasnextadventure , we ask that you join us in giving your pups just a little extra love today. Throw the ball one more time. Hike that extra mile. You’ll be more thankful for these moments than you realize some day 🐾❤️