Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Catching Up

It's been a bit crazier than usual around here this week!  On Friday the 13th, we welcomed my brand-new niece into the world - her name is Claire and she is, of course, beautiful.  On Monday, I was offered a job at an animal hospital - I've been waiting for an opportunity like this for a while now, and I'm beyond excited to help save some doggie and kitty lives!  I start Monday and can't wait. :)

On top of all that wonderful news, tornado-dropping storms blew into the area Monday night.  Our little town was fine apart from some fallen trees and power lines.  We only got our power back Tuesday afternoon, which is why I didn't participate in yesterday's Tuesday Tails.  To catch up, I'm featuring a sweet Siamese by the name of Brielle.

(Photo courtesy of Southern Belle Photography)

Here are the stats on this beauty:

* About 8 years old (and I always say that older pets make the best pets!)
* Came in as a stray in March (can you believe this princess was a stray?!)
* Incredibly sweet, loving, and friendly (she never wants to leave your lap!)
* Big ball of brown-and-tan fluff with gorgeous blue eyes
* Available for adoption at the HSNI!  

In other news, Riley and I were very excited to learn that we were the lucky winners of Kelsie, Mauja, and Atka's giveaway!  We received a package on Monday, and as soon as I cracked it open, Riley went a little bit nuts...

This green toy smells like other dogs!  Let me roll all over it, shake it in my mouth, and growl!
(Riley loved the ChuckIt! Floppy Tug toy - once he covered it with his own scent, of course!  Buy your own ChuckIt! toy here for $15!)

Phew!  Now I rest.

Can't...take eyes...off...treat... 
(This is a dog who usually turns his nose up at biscuits - he only wants meaty treats.  Until he became aware of the meaty biscuit that is a Merrick Kitchen Bite!  Riley could not get enough enough of these, and we can't wait to blow his mind with all of the other flavors!  This was the Cowboy Cookout flavor, which you can buy here for $6, or you can visit the Merrick website for more yummy treats!)

Don't worry, Mom, these pieces of grass just enhance the flavor!

Whaddaya mean, I look goofy when I chew?!

THANKS, Kelsie, Mauja, and Atka!  You guys are the best!


  1. Congratulations on the new job and the prize package! Winner, winner!!

    1. Thank you so much!! We're all very excited :)

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    1. I was excited to see that there were lots of other flavors for Riley to try! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Congrats on the new family member and the new job.

    1. Thank you! Exciting week over here :)

  4. Congratulations on your new job! That is PAWESOME news! Can't wait to read about how it goes :) And congratulations to Riley for winning some cool toys and treats! Brielle is beautiful - hope she finds her furever home soon. Sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm both very excited and very nervous :) Excited to learn lots and write about it!

      And thank you for sharing...Brielle found her forever home this week!! <3

  5. Congratulations on the new job! That is fantastic!!!! You had a busy week!

    1. We sure did - thank you! I'm super excited :) I'm sure I will be writing a bit about it here on the blog.