Charlotte NC, Maeby, Shelter Pets

The Luckiest Dog in the World

Miss Maeby Smithson-Wood won the lottery.  When The Southern Belle and her fella decided to get a dog they felt strongly that a shelter dog would be in their lives.  The big guy wanted a big dog, The Southern Belle wanted a more petite pup.  They decided to go look for a pet at a local shelter.  A hairy white and black dog decided that she wanted to be their pet.  She won them over and all I can say is WHAT A SMART DOG!  The Carolina Kids found out that this sweet pup was left when a family moved away.  She had spent time with a golden retriever, but someone adopted the retiever and left Maeby alone at the shelter.
Let me tell you a little about my grand dog.

First of all, she is cute as can be!
She is famous!  See her in top right of  the Pawblo Picasso website header?

Her parents even commisioned a portrait of her.

Maeby gets to go on trips, even when she doesn’t act the best ever. Here she is at the Biltmore. 

She gets to hang out with her friends.

This is her buddy Midas.  They hang out from time to time.

See the dogs in the windows?  Maeby is allowed to sit on the furniture, and she keeps her nose in the blinds.  Midas looks out the door.

 Maeby goes to daycare from time to time.

 Yep, I said daycare.

 She loves it. See her smiling up at the window?

 But she love her mom and dad more.

She is such a happy dog.  She has a greatg back yard, she gets to chase squirrles and go for walks.

Maeby runs too.  She gets to go on runs with the kids’ running club on Thursday nights. She even won a doggy dash and has her own award for being the fastest dog,  She beat out some fancy breeds, and growled at them when they tried to pass her up.

Maeby did win the lottery when she convinced the Carolina Kids to adopt her, but they were pretty lucky to find such a sweet natured dog too.

Charlotte NC, the Southern Belle, Weddings

Wedding Dress Shopping

Before I start this post I wanted to show off The Southern Belle’s engagement photos.  Her photographer is great and did an amazing job in spite of an injury that The Southern Belle suffered during a race the morning of the photos and a rain storm.  I love that the photographer said she is as beautiful as an Ann Taylor model on her worst day.  I totally agree with the photographer. Click Here to see the photos.

One of the main reasons I decided to go visit the Carolina Kids was to shop for wedding dresses with my eldest.  I was so thrilled that the Southern Belle invited me that it brought me to tears.  It is tough on a mom for her daughter to be planning a wedding miles and miles away. 

Friday morning we set out to find the perfect dress. 

First Appointment:

Rock Hill South Carolina
A very nice lady had a LOT of dresses for the Southern Belle to try on.
It was a good place to start.  She was able to figure out what she did and did not like.
 I love her pasted on smile.  No way she liked this…
Second Appointment:
 More dresses to try on.

This one was a real contender, but not the winner.
Third Appointment
By this time the Southern Belle had a good idea what she really wanted.
Her ZTA little sister came in to check out the dresses.
And the winner is:
You didn’t think I would post the dress did you?
But a dress was bought and it is stunning.  The Southern Belle is going to be a beautiful bride.