This shirt is SO amazing. First off, it is so soft. Its a suede shirt–but suuuuuuper light weight. I can dress it up with jeans and a leather jacket for going out at night and it is GREAT for a shirt to wear around in the day. It will even look great with jean shorts once spring officially arrives, BIG fan. Comes in this really cool ice-gray color–check it out for sure! The pants—THESE PANTS. I really can’t say enough good things about these pants. They hug and help in ALL the right places…. if you get what I’m saying…. 😉 These shoes, hard to find, but I bought them a couple years ago and stiiiiiillllll get compliments on them. My favorite part about them is that I can wear them all day long, while standing, and I am not sore from them. That is the idea of a wedge, but it is nice when it actually works.
((Shirt: Z-Supply // Leggings: Athleta // Shoes: Nike (old) // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Purse: Marc Jacobs // Hair Products: Shampoo, Conditioner, Split End Repair, Blow Out Spray, Serum, Messifying Goo, Hair Dryer: Sedu // Curling Iron: Hot Tools 1-1/2″))
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Deciding to get a puppy is such a fun time!!! Can be a little stressful, BIG decision. Little more long term than if you should “splurge” on the item that you want. This decision comes with lots of responsibility, but we all know that. All adults here (for the most part). When I graduated A&M, the question of whether or not to get a dog was pretty easy for me-I wanted one-BAD. My boyfriend at the time loved pit bulls, and I have loved great dane’s since I saw Scooby Doo. Our biggest hurdle in the beginning of this decision was coming to an agreement on the breed of dog we wanted. I knew that I didn’t want one that was going to need to run laps around the 2-acre large yard (that I didn’t/don’t have) but I personally wanted a big dog that could protect the house. (I have since met MANY a small dog that fit this bill! How size-ist of me!)
SO anyways, we found a great dane pit bull breeder in Houston. Mom was a pretty big pit bull, dad was a great dane. I expressed my interest and then we decided it wasn’t the right time. Fast forward 6 months, and the breeder called to let me know that the dane had died, and that this was their last litter. He sent me a picture, there was one brindle puppy, I fell in love through that picture that day– I knew I had to have her!!
We went to get her and named her Lady.
Lady was great as a puppy. Wouldn’t wander off far from me, HATED getting in trouble (I’m talking… 2 accidents TOPS), playful -but only for a second. Rearing her as a puppy was the easiest thing, ever. AND I feel like is the same with children, when its easy in the beginning — the hard part comes later.
Lady and I moved to Huntington Beach for me to go to chiropractic school. THANK GOD FOR THAT DOG, I would not have been able to leave my Texas if I had not had her to do it with, it was SO lonely to show up and know NO ONE. But we made it and I loved the beach enough to tough out the loneliness. Huntington Beach also has a HUGE off leash dog beach, perfect. We went there all the time. Lady had been socialized with other dogs, people, kids–you name it– I wanted puppy Lady to meet it. But then.. something changed.
One time we went to dog beach, and she was playing with herself in the waves (scared of them of course.. classic dane) and I was turned behind me to talk to someone and then I heard it. A noise I STILL start to shake when I hear, my dog attacking another dog. I turned around and Lady had a white poodle PINNED to the beach. Took ALL of me to rip her off of the dog, put a leash on her and apologized extensively… dog owner was SURPRISINGLY cool with it as soon as I pulled Lady off. She said hers had started it and it wasn’t the first time. WHEW close call! Walk 100 more yards, HAPPENS AGAIN!!!! SERIOUSLY LADY!? That day, she ended up pinning 3 dogs to the ground, all in the time it took us to go home from the beach (1 mile….. o-n-e m-i-l-e!!!!!!!) Terrified. I have a monster. I didn’t make her like this?? She was socialized, I raised her in a loving family not a dog fighting ring!
^^Scared me so bad that I put Lady into expensive training to help her learn that she is not the alpha, hoping that if she wasn’t protecting me that she wouldn’t lash out at other dogs. NO GO. Unfortunately I learned that dogs get out of their “puppy phase” of life around two years. At that point, their true temperament comes out. Most dogs at that point just become less hyper and rambunctious, but there is the occasional dog who’s demeanor changes completely. Lady is one of those dogs. I DO think that the mix of her breeds works against her. I think that she is scared of some things and then gets aggressive. NOT TO SAY that all pit bulls are aggressive, but I know you have met/read about those ones that just are a little more than the other. I think its in her brain to attack when scared, and I can’t blame her since its in her genes. Lady and I don’t do anything with other dogs anymore. I have learned that she can’t be around other dogs, mostly because OTHER dogs are threatened by her and she will not be the first one to start a fight, but she will NOT let you get away with saying bad stuff (aka growling/barking/charging… whatever).
Sorry LONG post. if you’ve made it this far I just want to say, that when you are deciding to get a dog, make sure you really research the breeds. As many posts, stories, books you can on the breed to know ALL possibilities that could come. ESP when you are mixing doggies. I love that people are so into adopting these days! It makes me so happy, but since I have a mix that is super aggressive I do encourage you to pay for the tests to figure out what your new adopted puppy is to that you can know what to expect, or if they are older–how to proceed from adoption day to make them into the great doggy that you want!