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May 29th, 2014

nine years ago, Mama & i drove up north to Logansport with one goal in mind: pick out a puppy.

we were surrounded by little boys and little girls (all as cute & fluffy as can be) but one little munchkin stood out from all the rest.

with our black & white-spotted girl in tow, we headed back home throwing out potential names for the new pup.

Bro #1 suggested Harley, but it just didn’t fit.

we went several more miles, eventually pulling back into my hometown.

as we drove by my hometown’s Bentley dealership, we said the name out loud & immediately knew it was a match.

throughout the past nine years, we’ve had to adjust to each other’s lives.

she’s seen me through the worst of times & the happiest of times.

she’s been through the worst of times & the happiest of time.

right when we think she’s gonna give up, she uncovers another round of spunk.

i don’t know how much longer our little girl is going to live, but i know one thing is for sure, there has never been a day when she hasn’t been loved &/or shared love with our family.

Happy 9th Birthday, precious girl!

please live forever—my heart will be shattered if you don’t.

March 31st, 2014

every once in a while you need to lounge on a Saturday afternoon while it rains, be in bed by 9 pm on a Sunday night, & allow yourself a Monday to be cranky…even after a solid morning workout. 

here’s to a more upbeat rest of the week…

March 27th, 2014

last Saturday, we took Bentley to have her staples removed.

with one paw back in the door at home, she started showing signs of her old sassy self.

sure, we’re still waiting on a couple culture results, but in the meantime, our girl is acting more “normal” than she’s been in months.

we’re so grateful for this fifteen pound ball of fur, it’s nuts.


March 13th, 2014

i dropped off this little girl for surgery this morning.

after staying overnight at my parent’s house for a solid seven hours of cuddling, 

i feel a little better about it all.

Bentley is very much a family member in our household, 

& after today concludes, 

we hope she makes it to her 9th birthday in May & sticks around for another few after that!

all the puppy prayers, precious.

March 11th, 2014

Bentley’s undergoing surgery on Thursday.

Before surgery, she has to have chest x-rays to check the current condition of her enlarged heart.

At almost 9 years old, homegirl is still a little fighter.

Knowing she’s still very much a puppy at heart, my family collectively decided we’re not quite ready to let her go.

If all goes well pre-op, she’ll be put under, she’ll have a gnarly incision & she’ll have a 10-14 day recovery.

Knowing all this, my co-worker picked Bentley up some “ruffles” to ease the anxiety (read: my stage mom fears).

I love simple, unexpected gestures of kindness.

If you have any good thoughts to spare, please send them our way on Thursday morning.

Bentley & I thank you!

February 17th, 2014

this little girl has weathered one health storm after another, 

& this weekend, it became quite apparent that every day will be pretty touch & go.

considering she was diagnosed with epilepsy 5+ years ago & heart disease 6 months ago…we’re grateful for each & every moment she perks up, snuggles & plays.

hug your animals today. 

i keep telling myself Bentley’s gonna live forever, but this weekend reminded me that’s probably not the case.

February 12th, 2014

it’s no secret, i love my dog, Bentley, & am a big fan of supporting local efforts,

which is why i am happy to tell you all about Petbox, a monthly subscription service that is sure to spoil your pups.

if you’re familiar with Birchbox or Naturebox, than you know how it works.

every month, you pay a flat rate & receive a personalized box filled with wonderful surprises.

Bentley’s Petbox was filled with treats i wouldn’t normally pick out, yet think are brilliant!

my Petbox arrived neatly packaged & contained a chew bone, natural treats, breath “mints,” & even a brush…because every good girl needs her own hair brush.

plus, as an indianapolis native, it’s nice knowing Butler’s beloved Blue is the current spokesdoggy for the service— you can even choose Blue’s Petbox wherein Blue picks out your monthly goodies!

also, for each Petbox sent, they feed a rescue animal!

if you’re like me & love spoiling your pet but don’t always have time to run out for new supplies, give Petbox a shot!

(not a paid endorsement & no referral links, though Petbox did supply Bentley’s box this month! how lovely)

September 26th, 2013
September 22nd, 2013

Friday morning she was fine, Saturday morning was a different story.

when she was diagnosed with heart disease almost two months ago, we knew her health would one day drastically decline— we never thought it would be this weekend.

we called the vet, we drove to the office, & walked her into the back room where a metal cage was awaiting her arrival.

with tears in our eyes, we said our goodbyes, wiped our eyes, & left the room.

without making eye contact with another kind soul, we departed the vet’s office crying out our deepest fears.

an hour later, the vet called with good news (!!!)

little Bentley was going to live another day (!!!).

(the meds she’s been on for her epilepsy are now causing her body to react as if she’s allergic— wheezing, enlarged liver, pressure on her lungs, etc.)

we quickly drove back to the vet’s office where Bentley greeted us with more energy than we’d seen in the 24 hours prior.

in that moment of energetic release, we knew this wasn’t gonna be the weekend to say goodbye,

this was gonna be the weekend to squeeze Bentley a little harder, cuddle her a little longer, & give her as many treats as she wants,

because no one should ever have their heart broken as much as ours were this weekend.

we are so grateful we get our sweet girl a little while longer,

& so grateful she’s willing to fight for us all.

June 30th, 2013

daily outfit: the “when you are not where you want to be" edition.

i found the title of this morning’s sermon, “when you are not where you want to be” to be quite fitting—

how to live with second choices (instead of your 1st), how to dream up new dreams, how to live with regret, loss, disappointment, etc etc etc.

i’m also learning how to live more in the present, instead of letting the past dictate my future, or my wannabe future to dictate my present…

there’s too much good in the present to be concerned with where i want to be, where i should be, what went wrong, what didn’t go as planned.

this picture was snapped post-sermon.

welcomed by my favorite little pup…does the present really get much better than this?

Hi! I'm Brooke. Indianapolis is my home & I welcome you to my little nook. I'm a twenty-something girl who was born in the land of corn (Okl.), attended undergrad in the true Sea of Red (Neb.), & eventually found her way back home again after picking up a couple letters behind her name (Kan.) while clinging to an adorable Maltipoo named Bentley. Thank you for stopping by & please feel free to leave a comment (or ask a question) under the "Be Kind" tab at the top... xo, B
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