I know. Real original title, huh? As cheesy as it is, I just can’t help myself when it comes to a dress like this one! I spied it in one of my favorite vintage Etsy shops and snapped it up the moment it went up for sale. There’s really no resisting those bright red fire trucks and spotted dalmatians, is there?
I’m a dog person, and there’s no getting away from that. I’m not knocking other kinds of pets, but all my life, I’ve had special bonds with my canine friends. Let me tell you a little bit about one of them:
Twenty years ago, during the dog days of summer, my family adopted a gray mop of a dog named Mo. He had originally belonged to our neighbors, but when they could no longer take care of him, they asked if we’d like to take him. Mo was already hugely popular in the neighborhood amongst us kids, so it was like Christmas came early when I found out he was going to be ours.
Mo quickly made himself at home. Always gentle and quiet, he managed to make everyone fall in love with him, even my mom. When we first got him, she told us she’d never love a dog like him, but within a few weeks, he was her best friend.
There were few things he liked more than a dog treat and a visit from his grandma, except maybe a nice long walk and a little bit of quiet begging under the table for scraps. Invariably shaggy, he was just made for snuggling.
He passed away five years ago, and we all still miss him as much as ever. I still have a picture of him framed next to my bed! Here he is on his 16th birthday–what a ham!
Growing up, did you have a special pet? Let me know in the comments!
Hat: French Connection (out of stock)
Dress: Capsule Vintage
Shoes: old, ModCloth