Showing posts with label cute. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cute. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

olivia

anyone who knows me knows that my pug, olivia, is my favorite person in the world. yes, person.
we don't play, we hang out. she sleeps in my bed with her head on a pillow and her little, wrinkly body under the covers with me. when we go out in public, she sits in the chair next to me. she gets carried like a baby and she wears a seat belt in the car.
since rescuing olivia this past october, my life has changed so much and i can't remember what i ever did without my little bundle of pug joy. but mine isn't the only life thats changed--olivia came from a terrible backyard breeding situation where she literally had nothing--not even a name. she was relinquished to a wonderful animal rescue called Pug Nation LA because the breeder had too many pugs (somewhere around 15) and couldnt deal with them anymore.

i had never had or really wanted a pet before, but was partial to the loving, snorting, flat faced little dogs. i found out about Pug Nation and randomly decided to go with my boyfriend to one of their adoption fairs. i had promised my parents i was going just to look, but when hector and i got to the adoption we saw and fell in love with the tiny pug with the huge fluffy neck sitting alone, minding her own business in the corner of the pen while all the other puggles jumped up and pined for our attention. both hector and i knew immediately that this was our dog. we filled out the foster forms and learned that olivia had been at the rescue for months and no one had adopted her. it was fate.
when i sent the picture above to my parents and told them we had filled out forms to foster they were less than thrilled. after i told them of the situation olivia had come from, they reluctantly agreed to let me have a trial run with her as her foster mom. i brought olivia home and to everyones surprise, she won over my mom and, even more shockingly, my dad who is not exactly what you could call an animal person. a few weeks later with my parents on board i signed olivias adoption papers and the rest is history!

it pains my family and me to think of olivias situation before she came into our lives and what would have happened if she had not been relinquished to Pug Nation and to a kill shelter instead. we are so incredibly grateful to pug nation for all that they do and for the happiness they bring to so many people AND pugs.
there are so many other pets like olivia that need our help! 

if you cant adopt, or already do and want to do more to contribute, here's what you can do:

i am participating in an event called Strut Your Mutt to save the lives of homeless pets. please visit my PAGE and see how YOU can help stop the 9,000 homeless pets that are killed in america's shelters each day.
thank you so much!
have a great tuesday, loves.

xoxo,
olivia and me :]

Sunday, April 28, 2013

meet the teeniest new addition to our little family!

this sweet little kitten is jax <3 
hector's dad is an exterminator who was doing some work on a church when he found this fluffy little baby on the roof. she was without a mama, so he brought her home to hector's house to feed and take care of her. a few days later he found the rest of the litter on the roof as well, but still no mother. hector's dad brought them home too. for a couple of days we played with the babies, fed them milk with little syringes, and watched in amazement as these tiny creatures, who couldn't possibly have opened their eyes more than a week earlier, cared for each other.
unfortunately, hector's family couldn't keep all five of the kittens, and we had already grown to love jax and she seemed to love us, so they took the other four babies to a shelter. the rest of the litter has since been adopted, obviously, how could anyone resist tiny little faces that look anything like jax's?! hopefully they are now in loving homes with caring families who love them just as much as we love our new little baby.
jax is definitely one of our new favorite forms of entertainment around the house. we recently showed her her reflection and watched as she tried to figure out where in the world this other kitten was hiding. she pawed at the mirror, jumped behind it to see where the other cat was, backed up ever so slowly and then whipped her head around to see if it was behind her, and ducked down so it couldn't see her and then popped up like lightening, shocked to see the kitten still staring back at her! seriously, way better than tv. she also manages to fall in her food and water bowl every time she eats and drinks. to give her credit, it's not that hard to do seeing as she is smaller than any of the bowls we can find to put her food in. still, my favorite right now is the way she lies on her back and uses all four paws to hold my finger while simultaneously gnawing on it with her teeny tiny baby teeth. or maybe the way she stretched all the way up on her tippy toes to reach the top of hector's little 7 inch trash can and suddenly, with a tiny "meow!", we watched as jax fell backward. with the trash can on top of her. still holding on. because she refuses to let go of anything :] she's just the sweetest. hector can't wait for her to be a bad ass teenage cat. i wish she could stay this little forever but she's already gotten so much bigger!
how cute is she?!

**all photos from my instagram: dahli_lammaa