I have the most wonderful, incredible, amazing friend Andrea who loves dogs.
You get the idea.
In other words, her dogs are her family.
And ever since I have known her she has been on a mission to rescue every single dog on this planet and just between you and me….
….that is a really big job.
So this Christmas the twins and I decided to surprise her by donating to an incredible non-profit organization that saves shelter pets and helps them to find new homes and gives them a second chance.
Because everyone deserves a second chance.
Especially at Christmas.
And when they sent her the notice, she e-mailed me with 547 exclamation points and called us and told us how happy she was and wished us a Merry Christmas and we laughed and celebrated and the twins baked cookies.
And I thought that was it.
Until after the new year when Andrea went all Paul Harvey on me with the rest of the story.
You see, she wanted to surprise us and save another dog from a shelter.
And she did.
Except she didn’t just save one dog. It’s so much of a better rest of the story than that…..
….because the dog she saved?
She was pregnant with puppies.
And the best part?
The shelter called to see if she wanted to name them.
And so it is that there are now two little girl puppies named after two little blonde-curly-haired-blue-eyed giggling-cookie-making twins.
Whitney and Westleigh.
PS Our little Yorkie we rescued, Bonzai, celebrated, too.
PPS If you ever want to make a difference in the life of a dog who needs a second chance, you can find out more about Partners For Pets….here.