national dog day (a day late) & a winner

“national dog day was started in 2004 to recognize the massive number of shelter pets looking for a good home and to encourage their adoption. ” huffington post.

we adopted brinkley through the Adopt-a-Golden foundation here in atlanta. we fell in love with him within moments upon visiting him at his foster home. i went purely because our “agent” loved him and told me he’d be the perfect dog. i had requested a box faced , thick, female i was going to name lucy. besides requesting a calm, 2-5 year old female i knew i wanted a thick faced, commercial-esque golden. well the agent i was working with & by working with i’m here to tell you, they truly place the best people matchup with the best doggie. so she calls & says there is an amazing dog available. it’s a “he”. not a lucy, but that “he” has manners & the sweetest old soul. two other families were asking to look at him, so i had one afternoon, period, to go visit & decide. so, purely to please her, she’d been so nice, we trucked over to meet him.

we rang the door bell & didn’t hear a barking dog. i figured “he” must be out back, playing catch naturally. well, as we were greeted & welcomed in, the foster mom opened a side door, where soon to be brinkley was sitting, all quiet & full of manners. he came out to the center of the foyer & sat down. i got down on my knees to pet him & lookedup within a blink & said “sold”.

he’s been our brinkley ever since.

yesterday was national dog day but i didn’t stop from 6 am until after 10 pm, so excuse the late entry. here’s some recent shots of brinkley including a little visitor from yesterday’s headshot session. ( just wait. ya’ll are going to flip when you see her shots)


brinkley , we sure love you. i love it that you laid by the door the entire time i was in guatemala and that you always follow me from room to room. and you never bark. and you run with me. i love you brinkie.

oh & ps. little bit created him his own instagram account, you can find him at the_brinkster

& just in case you thought i forgot, julie  you are the winner for the Creatively Made Home { home for the holidays} ecourse!! thanks for including your email & i’ll pass it along to cathy!


ps-tomorrow’s the day!

August 27, 2013 - 11:26 am

Ella - Oh My! Brinkley is such a photographer’s pet!
Look at Caroline with that long blonde hair. She looks beautiful.
How amuzing that he has an instagram account.

August 27, 2013 - 12:27 pm

chrissi - your sweet brinkley reminds me of our rescue, max. such sweeties. with pups like these i think dogs deserve more than just one day♥

August 27, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Susan W - They can steal your heart with just one look! Thanks for putting a smile on my face writing about Brinkley’s adoption, makes me love-love-love mine (jack russells and black mouth cur dogs) even more!
Looking forward to the post tomorrow!
Have a great day!

August 27, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Destiny - Brinkley clearly things he’s a person. Let’s not tell him otherwise! (The first B&W picture of B with the little girl is precious, so precious!)

August 27, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Andrea - He is simply adorable. His eyes…….