After a journey of uncertainty as a rescue from Tennesse, and in desperate need of a foster home, a lost pup found open arms and loving hearts in New York City. When the volunteer brought her by, she literally collapsed into my arms after a long road trip, avoiding going to a shelter and the possibility of death. I knew from the moment I met her it was meant to be.
I immediately renamed her, because Princess LeilaMolly suits her perfectly. She has brought so much joy into my life and the lives of others. She delights everyone she meets with her tale of survival and her sweet & goofy demeanor. (The squirrels she chases in the park may beg to differ.) And she is so smart & well behaved she often gets to come to work with me on TV & film productions. She gets A-List treatment, of course.
Please look into adoption when considering bringing a pet into your family. Or at least fostering an animal in need. There are so many beautiful lives that deserve another chance. And believe me, they know and appreciate the kindness with endless gratitude.
Thank you, Social Tees Animal Rescue for bringing this angel into my life. And much love to NYC’s School For The Dogs for helping Leila adjust to the big city.
Wow, this year has been amazing and super busy! Meant to post this a while ago. Here’s the link to a lovely interview on GRZNYC.com *much appreciation and gratitude*
Copyright photo by Savannah Spirit 2014
It’s been almost a year since Leila and I randomly crossed paths, saving each other’s lives when I adopted her. We’re both survivors, Southern Girls that have found happiness in New York City. She brings a smile upon my face every day, seeing her expressive doe eyes filled with love and gratitude. She is truly a blessing. I know it was fate that brought us together. When all else seems to fail and the world appears to be falling apart in all directions, unconditional love is always there to brighten the day. Amazing friends and family get us through the sadness.
If listening to this doesn’t bring tears to your American eyes there’s something wrong with you. Happy 4th of July!
Woke up early this morning, looking forward to another amazing day. We all have our trials and tribulations… keep your chin up. It’s a blessing to be alive. Focus on the lovers, not the haters.
Thanks to my soul sista Erin Marie for sharing this wonderful message. Have a safe and fun weekend, everyone.
“To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness.”
One image recalls a moment of pure joy and love. The innocence of childhood. I vividly remember swimming in the pool behind our house in the summer with my brother Ian and our best friend Mikey. Never forget the moments that make us smile. 🙂