Adopt Friday! {Southern States Rescued Rottweilers}

One of my favorite aspects of my job is helping rescue dogs find forever homes. I recently volunteered with Southern States Rescued Rottweilers to capture photos of a sweet dog named Friday!

He is a 2-year old rottweiler/shepherd mix who has had a harsh start and is looking for a new family to love. Friday was abandoned, mistreated and underweight when his foster family found him, and now with a lot of love and attention he's gained 15 pounds!

Not only is Friday absolutely fantastic with kids, he also loves to play with other dogs and couldn't care less about cats. His favorite activities are playing and cuddling. He is truly a smart, sweet and lovable dog -- just check out his soulful eyes! 

If you or someone you know would love to adopt Friday and give him a forever home, you can fill out an application on the SSRR website. I'm sure he'd be an amazing fur-baby to add to any family!

~ Mandy

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Mewsic Kitty Cafe Pop Up & Nashville Cat Rescue {Nashville Cat Cafe}

Are you more of a cat person than a dog person? Or maybe you love them both equally like I do!  Either way, I think you'll absolutely adore these photos from the pop up cat cafe that happened in Nashville a few weeks ago!

This was the first-ever Mewsic Kitty cat cafe pop up, which took place in the basement of Atmology. Maegan and Thein (pictured below) are the creators of this unique event, offering cat lovers an opportunity to relax with cats, drink coffee, and watch movies all at once. All in collaboration with the Nashville Cat Rescue. I'd say this pop up was a great success!

Not only did the kittens at this weekend-long event have fun stage names, but seven of them even found forever homes! You might even be able to learn a bit about their looks and personality just by reading their names: Mike Fisher, Shania Twang, Jason Meowdean, Conway Kitty, Kitty Wells, Sid Not-Vicious and Johnny Cats.  

Although this was the first pop up, it won't be the last! Maegan and Thein are already planning for another pop up (likely this fall) and are hoping to have a permanent location for the Mewsic Kitty Cafe by the end of next summer. 

Curious about the story behind the idea? Maegan said that she has always loved cats and when she stumbled across cat cafes in Japan, she was blown away:

"I always thought it would be super therapeutic to chill in a room full of cats at the end of a long day. When I mentioned the idea to Thien, we had a lot of fun thinking up punny cat names and product ideas for a Nashville cat cafe. A while later, we saw cat cafes pop up in California and New York. North America added the adoption element to their cat cafes, which I thought was brilliant because it creates a more comfortable adoption environment for both cats and people. Once a cat cafe opened in Charleston, SC in fall of 2016, we agreed Nashville was past due for a cat cafe of its own. We decided the time is meow and here we are!"

If you're interested in staying up to date on future pop ups, visit the Mewsic Kitty Cafe website! And if you're interested in adding a new kitten to your family, the Nashville Cat Rescue still has many kittens up for adoption and in foster care. 

Hope you love these little fur babies as much as I do!

~ Mandy

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Kara & Cannon {Missouri Dog Photographer}

On the blog this week is a fun dog photography session I did near my hometown in Downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Meet Kara and her little eight-year-old mutt Cannon! Kara found him at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, and while they told her he might be a terrier mix, her vet thought he was a schnauzer mix. Either way, he's got a unique, adorable look that you can't help but love!

Cannon loves to go for walks, eat delicious treats (such as frozen yogurt, carrots and strawberries), cuddling and chasing cats at Kara's parent's house. 

Kara loves how excited he is to greet her and cuddle with her when she gets home every day. She also thinks it's hilarious that he loves to bark when they drive past a house down the street that has three dogs -- "It cracks me up!"

When she adopted him, she was originally looking for a dog named Doober she saw on their website, but when she called, he had already been adopted. Luckily, they told her about Cannon, who was shaking in his kennel when she came to meet him. She was able to cheer him up by bringing him outside, and instantly the two were a pair. And he was the perfect gift for Kara's 30th birthday!

You can see just how much they have come to love each other in these pictures below. 

~ Mandy

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