8 years ago this little bundle of joy was no bigger than one of my shoes. Okay so maybe she never grew that much, but her heart sure grew into something bigger than I could’ve ever imagined. And if you’ve met her before, I’m sure you’d agree!
Happy Birthday to our little Miss Belle! Truly this man’s best friend!
Today Warner Bros., in conjunction with the Burbank Animal Shelter, hosted an dog/cat/bunny adoption fair on the lot. There were many many animals available for adoption ranging from puppies and kittens just weeks old to those with only a few years left in them.
This one in particular caught my eye, and I spent a great deal of time with her. In fact, I would’ve brought her home, if I didn’t already have a full house!
Her name is Sally. The shelter thinks she’s around 10 years old. She’s a Havanese. She was found about a month and half ago near the freeway. She has some dental issues due to lack of care from whoever had her previously. While all the other dogs ran around and sniffed and barked and interacted with everyone, Sally just lay there. Hoping someone would take her home.
It was hard to even walk away from her. Knowing if I didn’t have any other pets of my own, she would be sleeping in a warm blanket next to my bed tonight. I was so touched by Sally, I’m still trying to figure out if I can make this work! If you, or anyone you know in the Burbank area is looking to adopt a truly wonderful dog, let me know, or contact the Burbank Animal Shelter to learn more about Sally. If anything, at least share this with someone you know in hopes we can find her a warm loving home!
I also encourage you to visit your local shelter and determine how you can volunteer or donate. I do in a number of ways. Through a work program a percentage of my salary straight to the Burbank Animal Shelter, which the company also matches. And I also donate a percentage of sales from my photography prints to the ASPCA. Even the smallest amount can bring blankets, food or a little bit of care that makes a world of difference to these wonderful animals who don’t have a place to call home.
Sally will make a truly wonderful addition to any home. She may be a little older then the rest, but all she needs is some love! Too much to ask?
UPDATE** 7/16/11 I just paid Sally a visit at the shelter and I have good news, she has been adopted as of this morning! Thank you to whomever out there is going to give her a loving home and the care and attention she deserves!
Some of you know this story from the start. Others picked it up mid-way. The rest, this is probably your first time. So please feel free to search back for the beginning of this tale. I know this may be a cheesy rip off from an earlier photo. But I don’t think of it as that. I see it as Act II. And just as I stay true to the point of this project, this was a moment today worthy of capturing.
Everyone has that one person. That one person they can’t be without. Sometimes it’s not by choice. The moments they share together, whether long or short, spontaneous or planned, lavish or simple, are all they need. True love is just that. Love. It knows no boundaries. It knows no rules. There is no right way. There is no wrong way. In the end, you can wish for prince charming, you can expect gifts, you can hope for all these things. They mean nothing. Because the one true thing you will share with that special person, when all said and done…is Love, actually.
No shame in being lazy today.