New Addition

A baby in the form of a pup named Bebe. She started off as my foster dog six weeks ago and I knew I’d be keeping her almost from the start (as did my Instagram followers who nicknamed my feed Bebe-cam!).

I picked Bebe up at the animal welfare shelter as a terrified stray who had been brought in. She was so scared, in fact, that I had to physically carry her to my car because she wouldn’t walk. For the next few days she was glued to my side and her little body shook every time she exhaled. Lots of time was clocked with her sitting in one place staring at the wall. But little by little her personality came through, and my-oh-my what a little firecracker! We believe she’s a Yorkie/Cairn Terrier (ALSO SEE: Toto) mix, but can’t be sure. What we do know is that she’s roughly a year to year and a half old and tips the scales at 8.9 lbs. Some small dog syndrome definitely comes with this tiny package as Piper can attest to. They’re still getting used to being sisters with the occasional dog fight, but time should take care of that.

I think I’m now maxed out with my animal menagerie, two cats and two dogs seems like a good combination and the right place to stop. Of course I’ll still be fostering dogs, just not adding to the permanent residents. And PS: Rusty is still up for adoption!!

  • Annie

    August 22, 2012 at 11:38 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, she’s adorable! So glad she’s at a happy home now.

  • Amanda

    August 22, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply

    I’m so happy you decided to adopt her, what a little peanut. Those pics of her sleeping make me CRAZY with dog love. Congrats on the new addition!

  • miss alix

    August 22, 2012 at 11:41 am Reply

    She’s so adorable. I’m so happy for you (and for her)!

  • Uncle Beefy

    August 22, 2012 at 11:45 am Reply

    Heart-meltingly *cute*!!! Congratulations! I’m a mess with all that adorable! xx

  • Emily

    August 22, 2012 at 11:52 am Reply

    omg she is so cute!! by the by, i’m loving your dog updates. they blend in nicely with the design posts 🙂

  • Kathryn

    August 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm Reply

    What a cutie pie! No wonder you couldn’t give her up! 🙂

  • Addie

    August 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm Reply

    oh my goodness! so, so cute!

  • Jasmine

    August 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Aww that’s so cool that you’re keeping her!!! Such a cutie! 😀

  • Brooke (DesignedByBH)

    August 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm Reply

    What a little doll baby!!!

  • jamie brunner

    August 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm Reply

    I love her! I’m especially fond of those ears and that great little tongue. So flippin’ cute!

    Isn’t it amazing to watch the transformation of what can only be described as a shell-shocked dog? We fostered (and, like you, ultimately adopted) an Italian Greyhound that would only look at us through squinted eyes and would only lurk in corners and hug-close to walls. Then, about six weeks in, her eyes opened full and her personality spewed forth. Nine years on, she’s the coolest dog ever and we couldn’t imagine life without her.

    It does my heart good to know you’ve given Bebe such a fantastic home. Now I’m off to stalk your Instagram for more pictures with those awesome ears and that adorable tongue.

    Congratulations on you new addition, Kelly!

  • rooth

    August 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Awww Bebe is just adorable!

  • Desiree // Bundts of Steel

    August 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm Reply

    GAHHHH..such an adorable face! Definitely a looker that little one. Congratulations and welcome to doggie mommyhood! I love that you went the rescue route, Bebe will love you forever for it.

    Enjoy the pup kisses!

  • adele

    August 23, 2012 at 2:23 am Reply

    Bebe is adorable & little by little will adjust to a normal life as a dog. We rescued a Miniature Poodle nearly 8 weeks ago now, it’s so rewarding to see them settle into a normal life with a loving family.
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

  • Susie

    August 23, 2012 at 6:44 am Reply

    What an adorable little lady! Good for you for adopting her and bringing her out of her shell 🙂

    Sea and Swank

  • Corrin

    August 23, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply

    I was so hoping you would keep her! She’s adorable.

  • abby

    August 23, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply

    What a beautiful baby! I have an 11 yr. old male yorkie, and even though he has small dog syndrome, he is such a love and a ball of personality! Wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Sara

    August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, Bebe is adorable! And so is Rusty! I wish, so badly, that we lived in the OKC area bc I would be on my way to meet that little guy right now! Good luck with Bebe and with all of your other foster babies! 🙂

  • amourette

    August 24, 2012 at 9:41 am Reply

    so sweet!

  • kate-arthound

    August 29, 2012 at 10:23 am Reply

    she is beyond adorable and perfect! your pet stories are so heartwarming. i’d LOVE to adopt a dog but my husband thinks two huge cats are enough.

    • Kelly

      August 29, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

      i have two huge cats AND two dogs. and i foster. tell him you’ve got room. 😉

  • Christina

    September 1, 2012 at 4:08 am Reply

    It might be a border terrier mix! My border terrier looked exactly like that when it was a puppy 🙂

    • Kelly

      September 1, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply

      she’s already full grown, so i doubt it. but your puppy must be adorable!

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