My Pittied Life: November

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November proved to be quite the exciting month… I’ve got some exciting announcements in life de Sarah, so read on!

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Mini Rescue Operation

It was a typical Friday night. We had just finished running some errands and went to get a bite to eat. After sitting down with our BBQ sandwiches, I glanced out the window and saw a tiny white dog running through the parking lot – towards the highway.

I watched it for just a moment to see if for some odd reason it had an owner following (knowing this was not likely)…then two seconds later, I popped up out of my seat yelling back to Antonio that I’d be back, “there was a dog I had to get”! Me and my big clunky snow boots ran out the door, (attracting some strange glances on the way) and over to the direction I saw the dog.

I knelt down on the ground, kissed at the dog and watched her trot the other direction. Antonio followed me out the door with a chunk of my sandwich to try and coax the scared pup. At the same time an older couple drove up and asked if it was my dog and I asked them the same. Both resulting in the same answer – no. I asked the gentleman to drive past the dog, who was now heading toward the highway, and get out so that we could hopefully catch the dog or at the very least, direct her the other way.

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We corralled the dog into a corner of the building and the poor thing appeared to be blind. Knowing there wasn’t much of a choice, I put my gloves on and quickly snatched the dog up. The dog yelped, most likely out of fright, but quickly calmed down. I told the older couple that I would take care of finding the owner and getting this pup back home safe.

Antonio had ran back into the restaurant to grab my purse and the car keys and luckily the dog was wearing an id tag with a phone number! The first time we tried calling – no answer. The second time – an answer! An elderly woman answered the phone and I told her I had a fluffy white dog in front of me. She was delighted and asked where she was found. Five minutes later, this woman drove down to pick up her 14 year old blind, and mostly deaf dog.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

The BIG News

In August (was it August? Yep.) I resigned from my marketing job of nearly five years. It was one of the biggest decisions of my life. But it was time – time to focus on me and move forward. And it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

The first couple months went by, sluggishly and the couple promising job interviews proved not to be.

But something exciting happened recently and I’ve been questioning whether to share immediately or wait a while…oh well, here it goes:

I recently accepted a job with a marketing company.

A marketing company that just so happens to have a dog as it’s logo.

I mean, how perfect is that?

A marketing company where I’ll be working alongside Lola and Rio most of the day.

A marketing company in Colorado.

We’re moving! Moving back home.

Buh-bye Minnesota. It’s been nice (and cold), but it’s time.

I’m going miss the connections and friends we’ve made here but I’m excited. I’ll miss my horseback riding buddy, my dog friends, my rescue connections, our flyball team, our favorite places to take the dogs to play, and my mother (Lola and Rio’s grandma), but I’m ecstatic about the future.

We’ll keep you posted on the move!

 Kennel Cough Sucks

Oh, Rio. You’ve been healthy (minus the $2,500 surgery) for almost an entire year… so I guess we were due –  kennel cough got the best of him. Luckily, we had a vet appointment made for his one-year shots and what not so we had them check out the coughing. Didn’t seem to effect him all too much though and I’m just glad Lola never caught it! Sick dogs are no fun. But I’ll definitely take kennel cough over giardia or any other intestinal parasite. Yikes.

Holiday Gift Guides

We had two fabulous gift guides that I posted in November. One is a gift guide for dog lovers and one is specifically for all my “pibble” lovers. But of course, they kind of carry over into one another.

Check ’em out below!

Lola the Pitty’s 7 Top Gifts for Pit Bull Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide for Pit Bull Lovers and Advocates!

Lola the Pitty’s Gift Guide for Dog Lovers


Lola the Pitty's Holiday Gift Guide for Dog Lovers!

Thanks for reading, we’ll catch up next month!

P.s. Do I have any Colorado friends?

7 Gifts for Pit Bull Advocates

Holiday Gift Guide for Pit Bull Lovers and Advocates!

Holiday Gift Guide for Pit Bull Lovers and Advocates!

Okay, by now you’ve all seen my Holiday Gift Guide for Dog Lovers, right?

Let’s hope so…some supa’ cute stuff in there which I’m glad I own. Well this gift guide is all about the pibbles and pibble lovers.



Below I’ve listed several super awesome 2015 calendars along with the low down on each of them. Pick & choose. You really can’t go wrong.

1. The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar. It doesn’t get much better than this, folks. They’ve been going strong for more than a decade + 100% of the proceeds are donated to pit bull dog rescue and advocacy organizations. I mean, really – this rocks. They rock. Plus, I already want to frame the cover of the 2015 calendar, so I might need to get it just for that. Mom…dad? Details for ordering below, *wink, wink*.

Order the Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar here

Holiday Gift Guide for Pit Bull Advocates - (The Unexpected Pit Bull calendar!)

2.  Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls Book (or calendar).
Founded in 2005, Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin’s Pinups for Pitbulls has become a phenomenon in the world of animal advocacy! Drawing on her background in modeling, “Little Darling” created a calendar like no other featuring eye-catching pinup girls and their pit bull pups, in era-appropriate style.

Purchase the Pinups for Pitbulls book here


3. Real Men Rescue Pit Bulls Calendar. Breed advocate and supporter, The Pit Bull Princess, is offering this calendar featuring cute guys and their pit bulls + 25% is donated to rescues – win, win. (You’ll also be happy to know that Roo Yori and Wallace the Pit Bull are featured in this calendar!)

Purchase the “Real Men Rescue Pit Bulls Calendar” here


4. Sula Foundation’s Pit Bull Calendar

Many of you know or have heard the name, Ken Foster. He’s not only the author of I’m a Good Dog, but he’s the founder of the Sula Foundation. They are doing some awesome things in the pit bull advocacy world and any chance you have to support them – please do.

Purchase a Sula Foundation Calendar here

Sula foundation Calendar

Clothing & Jewelry

5. “All I Want To Do is Drink Coffee, Save Pit Bulls & Take Naps” T-Shirt

True or true? Purchase Coffee, Pit Bulls, & Naps t-shirt here


6. KAE-O Pit Bull Mom T-Shirt. Also featured in my original dog lover’s holiday gift guide, but too cute not to include again!

Visit KAE-O to purchase.


7. Sterling Silver Pit Bull Necklace. So cute, yet classy.

Purchase on Etsy here.


p.s. aren’t these sugar skull pit bull earrings the cutest? These would make an awesome stocking stuffer!
Purchase on Etsy here.


Other stuff you’ll love:

*5 Indoor Activities To Do With Your Dog

*5 Ways to Advocate for Pit Bulls