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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Starla's Story

It's funny. I don't think I've mention the story behind my doggie, Starla. She has quite a fascinating story, at least in my opinion. Zach and I had been toying with the idea of having a dog ever since we got married but he never really wanted to commit to anything. One day Zach and I were in Ghent partaking in a fun SPCA festival and I discovered the Dachshund Rescue tent and immediately made a run for it! Zach loved Dachshunds so I figured he couldn't say no! So we visited and I was wrong. Zach could say no. I thought he was crazy! Starla had to be without doubt the cutest dog in the bunch. Her face just screamed "Adopt me already!!!!" but nobody did. Well, as soon as we got home, I get on the computer and start filling out the adoption form and taking a test that seriously took me an hour. It's a rigorous adoption process, let me tell you! Zach peers over my shoulder and goes, "what do you think you're doing?" I froze. I knew I should have told him first, but I really wanted this dog. Zach eventually agreed, but made sure to tell me that he wasn't sure about it. I said, "Oh these things takes weeks!" How wrong I was! The next day the foster mom came over with Starla to see how she'd be with us and then 4 days later she was ours!!!


Now here's the kicker! Somehow this cute adorable puppy was found wandering the streets of South Carolina and she got picked up by Animal Control. There she sat for a month before anyone would adopt her. How could anyone resist that face! Hours before being euthanized she was snapped up by Dachshund Rescue of North America and they adopted her and put her in foster care. It really makes you think, doesn't it? What would my life be without Starla? I'm tearing up right now just thinking of it.

Well here we are again taking our daily walk and how I value these moments!





Tunic, H&M ($5) Cardigan, Target ($10) Jeans, Charlotte Russe ($20) Long necklace, heirloom from Grandma (gift) Clover necklace, Lia Sophia ($10) Sunnies, Forever21 ($3)


  1. Aww! That made me tear up a bit! I can't wait to meet Starla someday. It's amazing what a difference animals can make in your life..

  2. Aw, that was really sweet to hear! My husband and I fostered a Weimaraner (I am in love with those dogs, but our travels don't allow for us to have our own yet) from Oregon Weim Rescue. Her only family she'd ever had gave her up after 8 years because she couldn't be bred anymore! She was a joy, as I can tell Starla is to you! Enjoy as many puppy kisses you can get!

  3. I totally scammed my ex into our second cat. I just brought him home. Oops. He was not happy. Ah ha ha. Oh well. The hubs is a much better Daddy!

  4. Awww, I loved reading that story! Starla is lucky to have you and Zach! :)