It is no secret that I LOVE animals – specifically adopting dogs. It seems I can’t walk past an adoption center without coming home with a new family member!
I have always brought cats and dogs home. One day, in highschool, my boyfriend and I were at our local feed store buying food for my fish (yes I love those too!) and there were 2 black kittens being given away. We took them both – he got the boy and I got the girl. We went home and I told my mom that someone had hit the mama cat on the road and so we just HAD to take the kittens otherwise they might get hit by a car as well. She didn’t buy my story one bit – haha. But she did end up letting me keep the kitten.
Another time, the same boyfriend and I went to a dog shelter and adopted a dog. Again – I didn’t tell my parents. We picked the dog up in the city about 45 min away from home and went to Petsmart – wouldn’t you know it! My mom was shopping in the store next door and caught us! But in the end my mom fell in love with the pup and when I moved out of the country for awhile she became my mom’s rock through her cancer treatments.
My next pound pup was actually my mom’s doing! We were Christmas shopping and SHE suggested that we go in an look at the dogs up for adoption across from the bookstore. Yup – if you guessed that I came home with another dog – you were right. My mom told me to call my dad to make sure it was ok that I bring a dog home (I was living with them at the time) – he didn’t pick up the phone but I told her he said it was ok
Are you sensing a theme here? A year or so ago I picked up another pup from SPCA. I knew my mom was going to go into shock so to tell her and dad I sent them a powerpoint presentation to introduce the newest member to my family.
I have adopted a total of 3 cats and 3 dogs from the pound, a shelter, or the SPCA. I love giving these forgotten animals a safe and loving home. And the joy they bring to my family is priceless.
(this is a screen shot from the skype conversation with my mom introducing her to the newest member – Peanut, the dog in my left hand – my husband was in the background trying to convince them that he tried to say no to a new dog – but we all know he wanted her as much as I did haha)
So how does my love for animals impact my business? That is what this post is supposed to about right? Well – starting this month, a percentage of every wedding booked will be donated to the Central Valley SPCA.
Brides! If you are interested in booking your wedding with me shoot me an email at email@example.com