Carter's Corner

 Photo taken by @NorthSouthPR

Photo taken by @NorthSouthPR

I have always been a dog lover, having grown up with two dogs at a time.  When my husband and I first moved in together naturally getting a dog was the clear next step in our relationship. (for me at least :p).  When we were on the way to look at wedding venues we randomly decided to check the pet finder app to see if there were any rescue pups available in the area we were driving through.  Sure enough we saw the cutest little angel pup and the location was in a town we were passing through.  I just had to meet this little guy!!

We contacted the agency and they were able to meet with us right at the time we were passing through their town.  We arrive and we were a little confused.  It was a small house that was marked with nothing but a house number - no sign referencing the agency.  We weren't sure if we were at the right place.  We knocked on the door and we were greeted by little "Randy".  (That was his name at the time.). He was just the sweetest thing.  So little, a bit clumsy, and very loving!  It was love at first sight!!

We were also expecting there to be multiple puppies there.  We saw a bunch on pet finder listed with the same address so we thought they would all be there.  To me I didn't matter, I knew I had found my puppy.  Honestly, John and I really hadn't talked much through the realities of having a puppy.  We really only went to one rescue previously.  The other rescue was like night and day to this one.  I asked to hold a puppy and they immediately snapped back with, "do you have a full time job?"  In my head I thought they wanted the answer to be "yes" so that I would financially be able to support the puppy.  I found out very quickly that was not the answer they were looking for.  They wouldn't let me hold the puppy.  They didn't want me to get attached if I could not be at home with the puppy to take care of him.

Since that experience, John and I were so busy with planning our wedding that we really hadn't discussed it much.  I think it worked out best the way it happened, because otherwise we may have had too much time to think about the practicalities.  Having this one cute little puppy in a room that we felt immediate love for made it impossible to say no.  We took Carter with us that very day and he is growing into such a fine young gentleman!

 Here he is on his drive home!  He was SO SMALL!  We were thinking "Oh Shi*, what did we do?!?!"  As much as we loved him, we were scared about doing all the right things for Carter.  

Here he is on his drive home!  He was SO SMALL!  We were thinking "Oh Shi*, what did we do?!?!"  As much as we loved him, we were scared about doing all the right things for Carter.  

 Oh my goodness!  He was such a little STUD!!!!  This was the morning after his first night at the house.  It was down pouring and we had no idea when he would need to go to the bathroom, so poor John was taking him out all through the night in the rainstorm.  

Oh my goodness!  He was such a little STUD!!!!  This was the morning after his first night at the house.  It was down pouring and we had no idea when he would need to go to the bathroom, so poor John was taking him out all through the night in the rainstorm.  

 

With all this said, because of my love for pets and Carter I knew I needed to add a pet section for the store!  I call it Carter's Corner!  Well I never did until I had to come up with a name for this blog post...nice ring to it though, right?!  Keep going to see some of the pet items we carry!

 

 This picture cracks me up!  It was when we first set up the section.  I had him in the store and didn't even realize that it would be torture for him to have toys that he couldn't play with!  Since this, we have expanded the section and moved it into another room.  Carter has yet to steal a toy!  He's such a good boy.  :)

This picture cracks me up!  It was when we first set up the section.  I had him in the store and didn't even realize that it would be torture for him to have toys that he couldn't play with!  Since this, we have expanded the section and moved it into another room.  Carter has yet to steal a toy!  He's such a good boy.  :)

 Photo taken by @NorthSouthPR     We carry leashes and collars.  These are amazing quality and they look stunning!

Photo taken by @NorthSouthPR

 

We carry leashes and collars.  These are amazing quality and they look stunning!

 This moccasin pet bed is the CUTEST!!!! It can also be used for a cat.  I wish Carter could still fit in one.  They are made in the USA with faux sherpa and faux suede.

This moccasin pet bed is the CUTEST!!!! It can also be used for a cat.  I wish Carter could still fit in one.  They are made in the USA with faux sherpa and faux suede.

 We carry dog and cat bowls of all different sizes!

We carry dog and cat bowls of all different sizes!

We carry so many more items - like treats, catnip, treat tins, toys, & made in Maine bandanas & bowties!  You can even customize a bandana for your own pet!!

 

Now for a photomontage of all my favorite Carter pictures!

 Just staying' cozy.

Just staying' cozy.

 OMG, how could you ever say no to those puppy dog eyes?!

OMG, how could you ever say no to those puppy dog eyes?!

 Sometimes he sits on me....sometimes I let it happen..OK, I always let it happen...

Sometimes he sits on me....sometimes I let it happen..OK, I always let it happen...

 & sometimes he's a fashionista!

& sometimes he's a fashionista!