Hey friends! Wow, it seems like forever since I have checked in here. It feels good to be dusting off the ol’ keyboard.
Before I start this post, I just wanted to take a moment to remember everyone who has lost on 9/11. What a sad day in our country. I saw an article on People.com about all of the children who were born after their parents died on 9/11 and it was such a sad reminder of everyone who was lost that day. Thank you to all of our service men and women who fight for our freedom every day!
I hope you are having a lovely September. I love the change of seasons, especially the transition from the hot Carolina summer to a mild and cooler fall. September always feels like a breath of fresh air around here.
So much has been going on in Casa de G&G so I thought I would stop by and check in with you!
This summer seems like it was been such a whirlwind. We took a mini vacation to Turks and Caicos, which was planned on a whim after Lily passed away and we both just wanted to get away. We stayed at the Gansevoort and it was so relaxing. The flight to Turks was just a little over 2 hours from Charlotte and the hotel wasn’t too far from the airport, so it was low-stress traveling. We mostly laid at the pool and caught up on sleep for a few days. It was so fun!
When we got back from vacation, we jumped right into fostering dogs. We basically saw a plea for fosters from a local rescue and the rest was history.
We started out by fostering some puppies from the same litter, and in the period of about 2 weeks had 3 different dogs come through out home. We loved them but it also made us see how much work puppies were… especially big puppies!
After the puppies were adopted, another rescue asked if we could take in a silver lab who was found on the side of the road. Initially we were hesitant but we ended up saying yes after the alternative was her having to go to the pound. We had her for about a month- I think she became an instagram sensation because people still message me asking about her! She was so much easier than the puppies because she was housebroken and fairly calm. She is living an amazing life out on the lake now- miss her a ton!
Fostering made us realize how much we missed having a dog in our home. Even though it is something extra to an already busy summer, taking care of a pet is something that B and I both really enjoy. Fostering was also a great opportunity to realize that we are not in a place where a puppy or a large dog would be a good fit for us right now. I also realized I’m allergic to dogs that shed <– never knew that!
Through one of our rescues, we were able to find a smaller dog at the pound and had the opportunity to foster her with the option of adopting her if she was a good fit. She was found as a stray on the side of the road with matted hair and covered in fleas. I picked her up from animal control when her stray hold was up and I will never forget going to the animal control spay/neuter clinic window to get her (on 8/27)… I gave them her AC number and they brought her out and put her in my arms. She was so tiny, had just woken up from surgery and was shaking. I knew immediately that I wanted to keep her. B met her that night and we both fell in love with her.
Meet Winnie! She is a shih tzu mix and the vet thinks she’s between 9-12 months old. She is super sweet but also has a little bit of spunk and sass.
The first two weeks have been kind of rocky because she got spayed, has had really bad kennel cough and we also think she was physically abused related to going to the bathroom inside. Thankfully she has a new home full of love and patience, and she is adjusting really well. Each day we see more and more of her personality, and I’m looking forward to seeing her blossom into the dog she was always meant to be <3
In other exciting news, we decided to move!
B and I started house shopping this spring and finally found a house that we loved over the summer. It’s in one of our favorite neighborhoods and has a huge yard, but the house itself needs a lot of work. We are planning a renovation that will hopefully start at the beginning of next year. The house has already turned into such an adventure that I decided to blog with weekly updates. We are calling it the Cat House… stay tuned for more :)
We recently listed our current house for sale and we are super lucky that it’s already under contract. Please keep your fingers crossed for us that everything goes well will the due diligence period!
Woo, that felt like a huge update. So glad to catch up with you guys. I have had a bit of an itch to jump back into blogging, so I will likely be checking in here more often with you. What has been going on with you this summer? I would love to know an update. Leave a comment below! Please stay safe as the hurricane gets closer to the coast <3