One of my awesome friends, Jess, asked me if I'd like to join in on the fun of doing a nail art manicure for
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.
Of course my answer was yes!
Here is a link to her blog so that you can see the awesomeness she has done as well!
If you know me at all, I am a HUGE animal lover and have had the honor of adopting many a puppy. Our latest addition to the family, Bella, was adopted only a year and a half ago from our local SPCA and is like no other puppy that we have had so far.
Hubby and I had to let one of our puppies go to Heaven a year and a half ago after only having her for a very short time. She had a rare condition that was genetic and she was getting worse and worse...we could not let her stay in pain no matter how much we wanted her to stay with us.
That day, hubby decided for us to take a trip to the SPCA to just look around...that does not happen with me and he should have known that! We looked around and I seriously had a smaller dog in mind. We have always had medium to big dogs and now that I am getting...ahem...older, I wanted a smaller dog this time. But all the poor poochies that needed a home were rather large, so since I didn't have my heart into getting a new puppy...all was good. Until I got to the LAST kennel.
I see this little cutie all by herself and no card on the kennel for us to pull. What was her story? She wasn't too crazy about visitors, but she did come over to me...leary, but she did come over. I thought she was adorable and showed her to the hubby. He thought she was cute as well, but no card on the kennel made me believe that she was already being adopted, so I told hubby that we might as well leave.
As we walk out, hubby stops at the counter and asks the girl about the little one we saw that didn't have a card. She states...'Oh, the people that were going to adopt her can't, so here's her card.' Hubby takes it and brings it to me. Oh gosh, we have got to go back now and see her again. The card states that she is a Rottie Mix. Hubby says...you know she will get big...very big. I don't care, she is too cute. We go into her kennel and should have known that she was going to be a cute, little devil!
The growling was hysterical...I took a picture of her:
But even with the devil in her, we still took her home...and yes, she is still evil,
especially when she is sleeping...but I love her.
Here she is on the swing with her pool next to her...yes, spoiled...
But I wouldn't have it any other way.
Her and our older dog Amber get along well...they are always looking out for each other,
but they do have their moments where I have to break them up! LOL!!!
Amber, we were lucky enough to bring into our home 10 years ago.
Another puppy that we thought wouldn't get so big.
Here they are together...
Yes, Amber is about 100 pounds...and Bella...she has stayed at 40 pounds.
So I guess she doesn't have the Rottie trait! LOL!!!
For Adopt a Shelter Animal month, I did a manicure for my two babies.
I used my favorite black nail polish by Orly called Liquid Vinyl.
This is my go to black.
For the copper color, I used Revlon Copper Penny.
One side is black and copper for Bella
The other is copper and black for Amber
Here is a close up of my accent nails
A Dog Paw and Bone...seemingly appropriate with my two that LOVE bones.
I used the bottom of a wooden skewer with both nail polishes to make the artwork.
My Amber nails:
My Bella nails:
I want to thank you for visiting and listening to my story of my Shelter puppies.
When you are looking to get a new addition of unconditional love to your home...
please remember that there are fur babies of all sorts hoping that you will make them a part of your family.
I also want to thank Jess for letting me be a part of this.
It was lots of fun, and anything to do with animals...I am there!
Again, visit Jess' site...Drunken Beauty.
She does the best reviews on all sorts of beauty items.
I am always in awe.
Take care all!