Violet Mae

Before the cuteness of this post, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has shown me love and support over the past two weeks, from the house excitement to thoughts about my mom to encouraging words about my business.  You will never know how much it means to me.  Its times like these that I really feel the community of this blogging world.  It is a very real thing to me.  So, thank you!

Now, on to the cuteness!!!  I post pics of my kitty Bella quite often b/c she is always right next to me, and frankly, always napping, so she is super easy to get good snaps of.  Violet on the other hand is always moving and shaking!  But since it was freezing last week, she spent more time inside then she probably would have liked.  I opened the curtain in the bedroom so she could still see what was going on outside, and she was glued to it!  I mean like a statue, just staring out the window!  It was so funny.  I was all up in her face with the camera and she didnt even blink!!!  I loved every second of it.  She is such a pretty girl.  

I cant really describe how much I love this dog.  I never thought I would have a dog until I found her.  She was a stray living under a shed next to my house.  Someone had obviously dumped her and abused her b/c she was soooo scarred and skiddish.  I sat in my yard every afternoon after work calling to her.  Each day she would get a little more curious.  Until finally she worked up the courage to come all the way over to me.  Once she saw that I was wanting to pet her and love her, she pretty much just rolled over and ate it up.  She was desperately in need of love.  From that moment, I pretty much claimed her.  I talked to my boyfriend at the time and he agreed.  So I started naming names, of course all of the names I had saved up in my head for children... and when I got to Violet, she got all excited, so it stuck!  And now, she is half of my business name!

Okay, so is she not the cutest pup ever???  In these pics, she needed a bath, so her furr is all sorts of crazy, but I think she looks cute like that.  Oh, and she never smells like a dog.  Best smelling dog ever, I actually love to smell her when she comes inside b/c she usually smells like campfire.  And one really weird thing about me, I love to smell her paws.  Just about every night before we go to be we have Violet cuddle time in bed, and I take huge whiffs of her paws!  Kind sounds gross now that I wrote that, but I love it!!!  Now just look at her sweet eyes, her little black mouth, her teddy bear ears (i seriously think she traded her ears with another pup), her crazy hair, her skunk tail, the way she crosses her paws when she sits.... okay, Im a bit obsessed with my dog.

Her middle name Mae comes from the little girl in Totoro, for her sweet adventurous spirit.