These are a few of my favorite things….

No, I don’t walk my baby in heels.  He just hates to be left alone… all he wants is to be with us – how can you not love something that loves you THIS much?   We’re so crazy about this little fella.

One of my favorite looks – jeans and a blazer.

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind    Blazer: White House Black Market   Shoes: SAKS    Bag: Chanel

Speaking of LOVE for dogs, I just picked up this little cutie-pie from our local shelter.  She’s for my son, who’s promised to love, honor, and obey this little gal. 😉  Her name is Maya.  She’s such a sweetie!

I Rescued a Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.

I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so
she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my
cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers
get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the
future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life. She got down on
her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up
against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her
cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened
and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her
safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see
that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.
So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At
least I could save one.

I rescued a human today. 

~ Author unknown ~


67 thoughts on “These are a few of my favorite things….

  1. i’m sure maya and your son will be happy together. maya is so a sweatie!
    you look pretty in your black jeans, even in jeans so elegant! tobi rounds up the pictures, he’s a super model! lieben gruß von sabine

    • Hi coastalmom!
      Thank you for visiting!
      I know what you mean! When I picked up Maya, I had to leave behind two siblings. It broke my heart. I wanted to bring all of them home. I’d like to have a house full of dogs when I retire….when I have time to take care of ALL of them. 🙂

    • Hi oomph!
      I totally agree with you about jeans & blazers.
      The shelter has Maya as a Boxer mix. We think there’s a Shepherd or a Lab in her as well. I suppose it doesn’t matter b/c she’s the cutest & sweetest mutt ever!

  2. Maya is officially melting my heart. So cute. There’s nothing like a pet to grounded, in love and speak in a silly baby voice! My very old dog still gets that puppy look in her eyes when she tosses her toy around. Congrats to your son.
    x Laura
    p.s. You’re lookin’ pretty cute too. 😉

    • Laura,
      You should see my 6’2″ son playing and talking to Maya in a baby voice….why do we do that anyway? His first very own dog (not a family pet), and he’s in love. He even takes her to the pet store and lets her pick out toys! Too funny! 🙂

  3. Hi there Ma’am !
    It’s been so long since I commented on your blog.
    You look stunning (as usual) !
    And your dog is the cutest thing I’ve seen !
    Happy little thing !

    Take care ! 🙂

  4. What a tear-jerker! I am so glad you rescued Maya; your son will love her I am sure. Our little Tito the Cat likes to be with us wherever we are too. We rescued him or he rescued us – I am not sure which! 🙂 You look fab!

  5. Awww… Maya is so darling! She reminds me of mine when I tried adopting one from a classmate.
    Tried because my mother did not like the idea of having pets. I had him for a week and renamed him, Storm was what I named him and he clinged to my legs with sad puppy eyes on the day he parted with me *sob*

    • Thanks Lynne!
      Tobi’s pretty much a constant accessory in my photos and ON my wardrobe.
      Yes, my son is in heaven. Maya is just so sweet and loving. It will be fun to watch how he handles the responsibility of caring for another being who’s so dependent on him.

  6. So nice from you to rescue the adorable Maya! Looks like she will be a happy dog, just like yours. You are lucky to be able to walk your dog with heels! Ours is a cute lab – our third kid in a sense… But she is so strong that flat shoes are mandatory when I go outside with her… Jeans, white shirt, scarf: this is my favorite walking-the-dog outfit…. Walking the dog, yes. Looking like a “rag” NO WAY!
    xo from Florida,

  7. I am in love with our little rescue dog too. And like your little dog, Rockefeller loves to be with us wherever we go. I hate leaving him to alone during the day–which can not be avoided at times, obviously. I have been completely surprised by the devotion we get from this dog.

    I love your bag and outfit! And I applaud your walking skills in being able to wear heels like that. : )

  8. Great concept in that poem! I got my two gorgeous cats from a neighbor who found them in her yard as kittens and it is so true that pets really save us–they make us laugh on bad days and keep our hearts engaged when they might otherwise take shelter, and fully bring the best out of us. They make our children more loving and kind. They give purpose to lonely people.
    And leave their white fur all over our black blazers, pants and anything else with a good contrast, just so we don’t forget.

  9. I just love this story 🙂 and I’m so happy you have a new member in your household! The proud owner of two dogs myself, I’ll tell you that it’s lots of fun.. never a dull moment.

    .. and I’m also loving those pumps, jeans, and blazer!

  10. I’ve never picked up a new family friend from any place other than a shelter. Our latest lil’ guy is a rescue handicap pit bull. He is amazing! Thanks for sharing your story and love for shelter animals too.

    • If I didn’t have to work (come on retirement!) and had unlimited income, I’d open a home for dogs and adopt all the dogs I could physically handle. I can’t imagine a life with out our little fur-kids, can you?
      It’s really wonderful that you rescued a handcap dog.

  11. This is so sweet! I bet both of your companions are happy to have chosen you! Lucky pups for sure. We also adopted our Corgi mix. We often talk about how crazy it is how much we love him and how tuned in to our every move he is. Dogs are just amazing. Both of yours look very smart too. Hey, smart looking just like you in your blazer and jeans. 😉 I especially love your shoes today….wish I could wear heels but those would make me about 6’5 for about 15 minutes and then I’d fall down. lol

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