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New Dog, New Pillows


Meet Linus. He came to live with our family over Christmas and we’ve quickly fallen in love with him.

His brother, Wooly, lived with a really nice guy in our last building. We were always so impressed with Wooly and how he interacted with our girls. We reached out to the woman that once owned Wooly and more than a year later, right before Christmas, she emailed us asking if we had a home for Wooly’s brother whom she no longer had space for.

He’s two years old, but his soul is much older. His eyes are soft and kind, and he’s as gentle as can be – a giant teddy bear, really. Did I mention we are in love with him? We are. Evie cried and cried when we dropped him off at the boarders before our trip to Arizona. And the reunion we had with him today was just unbelievably sweet. I think Linus likes being in our family too.

Before we met him for the first time, we were going through books to find the perfect name for a French standard poodle (Hugo and Sebastian were in the running), just in case. His former owner introduced us to him as Linus, and Michael and I both threw our hands up in the air. Linus! Isn’t that just the perfect name for him? Such a sweetie.

PS Those are my new silk pillows in the background here. Only $20 from West Elm! They are so lovely in person. I think the bits of apricot in the pattern are pretty on my green sofa.

Also, thank you again for your support with the Homies. I hate to ask for your vote, but it means a lot to me and for the traffic of this little blog if I can make it into the next round. Thanks so, SO much! xo
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66 thoughts on “New Dog, New Pillows

  1. Linus looks so cute!! And I love the new pillows!

    But most of all, I love your blog! I have been reading for several years and I have never been disappointed in content (but could you please post like twice a day! Kidding…mostly)!

    You completely deserve the Homie award and I hope you get it!!

  2. Linus is SUCH a great name for him! So sweet. He is a lucky dog to be in such a loving (and stylish!) home. I have heard poodles are wonderful family dogs, so I'm really happy for you all! :) Happy weekend!

  3. Love Linus! We have a chocolate standard poodle. He is such a chill dog and love him very much, good for kids! Looking forward to seeing bits of Linus on your blog. All the best!

  4. Oh how wonderful! Having a dog is so much fun, and the bond is so strong and there is so much love. Plus, he is super adorable isn't he! Great cushions btw, have been loving your green sofa since you first posted.

  5. What a sweet face Linus has. He looks very gentle. Some day I'm going to adopt a dog…

    I LOVE your framed moth prints and the colors you used in the room. I've been looking at the local used book store for some illustrations to frame for my daughter's room – just starting on the planning phase of redoing…

  6. Jenny! What a lovie! I have a miniature poodle who was also a rescue and I must say will only have poodles from now on!

    They are everything everyone says- smart, sweet, and true "people dogs" they just want to be with you!

  7. Oh how I love Standard Poodles!! We had a black one named Rory and he was THE absolute! And please don't make the mistake of calling him a "dog"….he is a POODLE! LOL Enjoy his sweetness,rascalness(is that a word?)and his love of life.

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