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Sometimes, you just have to write a post about how much you love your dogs. Animal lovers know this. It's only a matter of time before you word vomit all the adorable things they did that week to your friends, family, and strangers on the street. I work from home and therefore am around our dogs all day, and I always have little stories or tidbits to tell Parker on cute things they did that day. We are dog people through and through over here! I thought I'd talk about each of our pups today, how they got here, and the little things about each of them that make our hearts smile. If you're semi-new around here, welcome! These are my dogs. 

Jenny is frequently referred to as my best girlfriend. This dog just has my heart. We adopted her 4 years ago from God's Little Creatures, a rescue group in College Station, TX. Jenny and her sister were dumped on the side of the road, and her sister had already been adopted by the time we found Jenny. Parker and I frequently went to their adoption events on Saturdays to "pet the puppies". This is such a dangerous game, yall. Sooner or later, petting the puppies will turn into going home with one, and that is exactly what happened. She was the best spontaneous decision we've ever made! Parker and I just think she's the coolest thing since sliced bread and frequently stop the other one mid-conversation to show them what adorable thing Jenny is doing. She loves to put cats in her mouth (it's a bad day for the cat), look unimpressed, and go on walks until her feet fall off. She is a mixed breed, and when people ask what she is, we just say pure dog. The truth is, we have absolutely no idea. She doesn't really care about most humans, but she loves Parker and me to pieces and knows we are hers. Seriously yall, she has my heart. 





Darla is our little miracle pup. For those who don't know the story of Darla, she showed up on our doorstep two years ago after being hit by a car. Nobody claimed her, but we had a friend who fell in love with her and wanted to keep her. Darla had surgery and is now a happy and healthy pup! Darla's mom is in the Navy, so she is hanging out with us for a year while her mom is away serving our country. It took me a few months to really get used to the idea of having two dogs around, and honestly it was tough for me to open up my heart and try to love another dog as much as I love Jenny, but I can safely say that I am officially obsessed with Darla and would be perfectly ecstatic if she stayed with us forever. It took a while for me to get there, but she's just the sweetest thing and has so much love to give. Her favorite thing (besides eating) is just being loved. She has been with us for about 6 months now, and we are not looking forward to the day we have to give her back. It will be so wonderful for her to be reunited with her mom, but I've been her mom away from mom and don't want to lose my baby! Darla is 3 years old but we call her the perpetual puppy because she just always looks like a puppy. This dog never ages. Darla loves food, people, annoying Jenny, and food. Darla is also a mixed breed, and we have no idea what is in her either. Another pure dog. 



So that's a bit about our girls. If there is one thing I have learned, it's that home is where the dog is. These two have brought us so much joy. I can only imagine how much joy having a baby around the house will bring us one day. Jenny seemed to know something was going on during my pregnancy with Taylor Grace and was very clingy/protective, so we are excited to see what a good big sister she is going to make one day. 

Jenny and Darla are both rescue pups, and Parker and I feel very strongly that we will always go through rescues or shelters for our pets. To each his own of course, but we personally love being able to save a dog and give them a loving home. These dogs just have so much love to give! The most perfect dogs for us were found on the side of the road and our doorstep. So glad they are ours, and don't mind us while we live in denial that Darla has to go back home this year. And now for some adorable snuggle pics from these two sisters:





Do you have furballs? Are you obsessed with them too?

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13 comments :

Kate Mitchell said...

So cute! Loved reading the story of the two of them. I'm just as obsessed with my fur babies!

Janelle Vannice said...

Aw, what a fun post! You can just tell from reading how special these pups are to you guys! :)

I feel the same way about mine - but I'm definitely more of a cat person. I love dogs too, but I'm definitely closer to the cats than the dog right now.

Ashley said...

I absolutely love dogs, especially my two furry little things. I'm still in awe of how you can get such amazing pictures of your pups.

Ladonna said...

Love the pictures. I love dogs.

Lisa C said...

Their pictures are so cute! I'm officially a crazy cat mom, and I'm totally okay with it.

Jen said...

People without pets do not understand how much joy and love they can bring into your life! I love this post.

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I can't believe I didn't know about Darla!! Of course Jenny is precious but Darla is a gem too... With my K9 expertise, I'd almost be willing to bet that Darla has some Pit Bull in her :)

Bailey Kay said...

Your puppy post is exactly what I needed to cheer me up today! Thanks! :)

Jamie said...

Theyre too cute!

Kirstie said...

I have been debating about whether or not to get a dog when I move back to Virginia, but if we did get one it would be a rescue as well! They are too cute!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

I love, love, love this post! Dogs are so special! Little Scout adds so much to my life!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Hana R said...

I miss having fur babies! Our rule is when Dannika is ready to pick up poop, we can get a dog. We ask her monthly, and she still is not ready to pick up poop. lol

Stephanie said...

Watching two dogs snuggle is just the best. Melting over here over the cuteness. We got both of our dogs from rescues too, and agree that it is the way to go!

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