1 month ago
Happy Mama’s Day, everyone! 🌷
(And to those that find this day particularly sad or challenging, I’m sending a big ol’ slobbery kiss your way 😘) 📸 of me with Sophie Gamand’s book: @marthak12
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"My name is Maddie. My boyfriend, Jamie, and I adopted a mama dog named Houston a year and a half ago! Jamie and I both grew up in LA, so this is our first dog together in NYC. We’d been talking about adopting in #NYC for years but our living circumstances just never afforded us the opportunity, until a couple years ago when we moved into a place of our own.
Houston is a rescue from @AnimalHaven in NYC, pulled from an overcrowded shelter in TX, with her four babies in tow, right before Hurricane Harvey hit. Initially, Houston was our foster, but alas, this sweet face just stole our hearts, and we very quickly realized that she was in her forever home (and the gal literally made herself right at home from day one, no qualms about hopping on the couch or on the bed for a snuggle). She came to us with Lyme Disease and positive for heartworms. We went through all of those treatments with her, plus a heat cycle (eek!) before she was well enough to get spayed! She was such a good sport, and we discovered her absolute ADORATION of the vet!
Neither Jamie or I had ever adopted a bull and terrier ('pit bull') type dog; but Houston has totally changed the game for us, and we both now remark how she has made us #pittie people for life! We have grown tremendously and learned loads together over the last year and half—she has been the brightest light in our lives. Because of Houston, we’ve formed a beautiful group of dog and people pals alike, and we are just so grateful for her love and for her presence in our world! She’s a pretty rad chick. Her Insta handle is @houstie_the_pittie for more fun. -Maddie" (Purple background photo and flower crown #pitbullflowerpower photo by @sophiegamand. ) ❤️ #mamadogseries #adoptdontbreed #spay #neuter #adopt