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and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Slice of Life Sunday: Dog days

Growing up with cats, I never imagined my life would ever surround around 3 dogs.

It started in 2006 when my sister moved to Australia and I inherited her dog for a year. She was only supposed to be gone a year, so watching Bexley was just a favor you do for family. The fact that he was aggressive and had "special needs," affecting my relationship with my boyfriend and forcing me to walk at Memorial Park everyday (a blessing in disguise, thank you Bexley!) was all okay because it was only temporary. So when a one-year contract turned into 4, Bexley was shipped to Australia and I was dogless again.

My mom watched him the last month before being shipped over. The day he was shipped off, she felt a vacancy that could only be filled by another dog. And thus, poodle Giggles was adopted in December 2007.

Fast forward to 2008 and I've moved out on my own again. I was lonely after the dissolution of a very long-term relationship, and mourning the loss of my father. And then a trip to the Galleria the weekend after Thanksgiving sent me home with a Beagle mix from the window of Nieman Marcus.

So where are we today? Madly in love with 3 pooches I never imagined we'd have. Mom's always been afraid of dogs, and my heart always belonged to cats. My Barley and Kim's Bexley are going to meet at the dog park today and all fingers are crossed that it goes successfully! Giggles and Barley are already BFFs and it would make things a lot easier on Kim and me if our dogs got along for dog-sitting purposes.

These were taken a few weekends ago of Giggles (left) and Barley (right) on a weekend visit to Mom's. Hopefully Bexley will fit into the pack nicely!

Poodle and Beagle


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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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