t-shirt, necklace ~ Kohls
headband ~ F21
boots ~ b. (a resale shop)
earrings ~ swapped
skirt ~ vintage, estate sale
belt ~ vintage, thrifted
i found an old picture of desi the other day. for those of you who don't know who he is...he is the furry brother to our kids. he is my favorite puppers, who has been in our family for 13 years now. he is a crazy dog, and is just now starting to show his age. he is an australian shepherd, and anyone who knows that breed knows that they are so energetic.
as a puppy, i didn't know what i was in for. on one hand, he was a genius. he needed no potty training...seriously, the first night, he whined, i let him out, and that was that. no accidents, ever. on the other hand, he was a genius. somehow, he always knew (and still knows) how to outsmart people to get what he wants. it's almost like he's human...it's pretty weird. through his sneakiness, we have found out (accidentally) through the years that he loves both martinis and chocolate. he is also fiercely loyal, has grown so close to the kids (he even sleeps with them...henry one night, eva the next), and still loves his mama the best.
but as a puppy...i have got stories! i never kenneled him, which was probably a mistake. there were days that i would get home to ripped up couch cushions, broken plates, or torn clothing. he loved to chew on woodwork, which probably cost me a few dollars in home value when i sold my first home. and one day, i got home to a basement that looked like burglars had ransacked it. it turned out that he was looking for some vanilla scented candles. he did, in fact, find them, and ate them, and then proceeded to "dispose" of them later, on a run. and let me tell you, they looked just like candles again (without a wick)...not that i would ever keep and/or use them!
and now he's 13, and he's still got lots of energy – only i can tell that he's getting older. i can see his hips getting a little tight, and he's getting a little whinier with age (grumpy old man). but show him a squirrel in the yard, and you will see him with that old energy of a puppy again. i love my dog. that's all. i just wanted to share a little about him. i talk about my kids all the time on this blog, so i thought desi deserved a little post time, too.
and for those of you who follow me already on instagram (@meglets), you may have already seen this...but it's too cute to not share again. desi at 8 weeks, right when he came home with me.