July 31, 2012

It's All In The Details.



Dress:  Maggie Sottero Adorae
Rustic Wedding Ring Pillow / Christmas Ornament - BluePearls on Etsy
French Script Wedding Guestbook Postcards: Design4U on Etsy
Vintage Hand Stamped Wedding Cake Forks: Baby Puppy Designs on Etsy
Venue: The Log Cabin, Holyoke Massachusetts
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July 30, 2012

July 26, 2012

That Day We Got Rejected To Be Pet Parents

Isn't she a cutie? Her name is Cloet (pronounced Chloe) and I was rejected to be her adoptive fur mama. While I'm not completely shattered and torn over the situation, I am upset over what caused my big fat ... 

When TJ and I began talking about getting another dog we both agreed immediately that we wanted to adopt a bulldog. So many people purchase this breed and don't realize the amount of time and money that go into keeping these pups happy and healthy. Many of these pups, like Cloet, end up being dumped at shelters, so we knew that when the time came for a second bulldog that adoption would be the route that we would take.

Along with my $10 application fee I had to give our basic information and answer quite a few questions. The adoption organization wanted to know how we would handle Cloet's skin allergy that requires two allergy baths a week and $80 in pills each month. No problem, Brutty is on allergy meds and has to take special baths, too. I'm clearly very familiar with English Bulldog issues so I'm pretty confident that I can handle French Bully problem as well.

The organization wanted to know about our living situation. They wanted to know if we rented (...ummm, nope) or owned (...errrrr, nope), how big our backyard was, if it was fenced in....you know, all the important questions to ensure that Cloet would be going to a good home. 

Well, let's see....how do I explain our living situation - We lived in Germany a year and a half ago and recently spent seven months in Texas. We left Texas in early May, spent two weeks in New York, lived in Massachusetts for two months, we are currently back living in New York for a few weeks but going back to Massachusetts in early September for a couple of weeks before moving to our new hockey home.

Did anyone follow that?

Needless to say, we got rejected because we don't have a permanent residency. 


As I said above, I'm not heartbroken. I know that I'm a good fur mama and care for Brutus as if he were a real living breathing child (yes, sometimes I do have to wipe his bulldog butt), but I'm so irked over this situation. 

Baby fever has slightly been kicked up a notch since the wedding (PS did you see my bff's announcement? Go check out her blog post and send her some congratulatory love and wishes!) but I keep thinking to myself...if an organization is going to reject me from adopting a dog because of my lifestyle with no permanent home, should I wait for some stability to bring a baby into this crazy (hockey) world, too?
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July 4, 2012

BRB.

 

I just wanted to hop on and say a quick too-da-loo. Mr. Fox and I will finally be tying the knot this Saturday and then we're off to Mexico for our honeymoon!!!! I'll be back on the 16th a married woman with lots of pictures and details to share. xoxo =)
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