Adopt a Pet for the Holidays with the Humane Society

Meet Thumper! He is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees waiting for a home at the Humane Society of Utah! He is already house trained, good with other dogs, kids, and cats, and such a sweetheart!

This big guy caught my eye because he is gorgeous, but he was also so quiet and sweet. If I could have taken him home that day I would have! Thankfully, the Humane Society of Utah is a no-kill shelter, but I was devastated to leave him there!

If you are thinking of getting a pet this holiday season please consider checking out your local shelter first! There are so many beautiful animals there that need homes! They are treated incredibly well here! It’s warm, safe, and they get walks everyday! But how much happier do you think they would be if we could give them permanent, real homes!?

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 3Wild One Forever - Humane Society 2Wild One Forever - Humane Society 5Wild One Forever - Humane Society 4Wild One Forever - Humane Society 1Now let me introduce you to a few of the others!

This is Rex! He is a 5  year old Alaskan Malamute. He’s house trained, and good with dogs, cats, and children.

Blogger: Lauren from @lauryncakes,

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 7This is Doc! He is a 7 year old Chihuahua and his history is a mystery, but he loves being held!

Blogger: Rebecca from @rebecca_swiss,

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 8Meet Anubis! A 7 year old Pit Bull. She’s a sweet girl who is already house trained, good with kids and other dogs but not a fan of cats. Don’t let her age fool you. She’s an active girl looking for an active home that can keep up. Looking for a longer term resident.

Blogger: Keara from @modest_style,

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 12This guy might be my favorite because duh Ghost from Game of Thones! His name is Osi, but his nickname is Ghost. He’s a 2 year old Siberian Husky. He’s house trained, good with other large dogs and kids, but not a fan of the cats!

Blogger: Violeta from @justanotherinstagal

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 10 This one is Motley! He is 5 year old Pit bull Lab mix. He’s already house trained, good with kids, cats, and other dogs. He loves to cuddle and hang out with his favorite people! Looking for a longer term resident!

Blogger: McKayla from @helloburpees

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 9This is Tippy! He is a 5 year old Black Lab mix. He’s a smart boy knows his basic commands, is house trained, and good with other dogs but prefers his humans. Looking for a longer term resident.

Blogger: Ashley from @foreverbyash,

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 11Meet Rosie! She’s a 4 month old short haired cat. Her mom, Daisy is also with her at the Humane Society and they would love to stay together!

Blogger: Kristin from @withlovefromkris,

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Wild One Forever - Humane Society 6Top – Current Elliot; Jeans – Joe’s Jeans; Booties- Dolce Vita

Photos: Peace Photo

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Ugly (and Not So Ugly) Christmas Sweaters

Whether you need it for your “Ugly” Sweater Party or you just LOVE Christmas, these are my favs from this year! Don’t worry, some of these aren’t too ugly!

Topshop “Dear Santa” SweatshirtTopshop 'Dear Santa' Sweatshirt

Boden ‘Reindeer Yoke’ SweaterReindeer Yoke Sweater

ASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic NoelASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic Noel

Wildfox ‘Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe’ SweaterWildfox Kiss Me Under the Misletoe Sweater

‘You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out’ Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater'You'll Shoot Your Eye Out' Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater

Free People Baltic Fairisle PulloverFree People Baltic Fairisle Pullover

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

(Choose from ‘Naughty’, ‘Nice’, ‘Gifted’, or ‘Hey Drummer Boy’)

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Graphic SweaterSequined Ho Ho Ho Graphic Sweater

Merry & Bright Christmas ShirtMerry & Bright Christmas Shirt

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

Victoria’s Secret Holiday CrewVictoria's Secret Holiday Crew

Ten Sixty Sherman ‘Tinsel Ball’ Christmas SweaterTen Sixty Sherman 'Tinsel Ball' Christmas Sweater

Windsor Geeky Reindeer Holiday SweaterGeeky Reindeer Holiday Sweater

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Kiss Me’ Graphic SweaterForever 21 Sequined Kiss Me Graphic Sweater

New York & Comapny Polar Bear SweaterNew York & Comapny Polar Bear Sweater

Kissing Penquins Ugly Christmas SweaterKissing Penquins Ugly Christmas Sweater

Brave Soul ‘Jingle My Bells’ Holidays SweaterBrave Soul 'Jingle My Bells' Holidays Sweater

Or maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas? I love this one!

Wildfox Eight Nights SweatshirtWildfox Eight Nights Sweatshirt

OR!!!! Make it yourself! Such a good idea!

‘Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Kit'Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater' Kit

P.S. don’t forget your pooch!

Reindeer Pet PajamaReindeer Pet Pajama

My Dogs

My poor little Tika has been in the puppy hospital for the weekend because she was throwing up all her food and water and couldn’t eat or drink anything. Apparently after a bunch of tests and being hooked up to an iv, they think she had pancreatitis…but they’re hoping that’s all it was. I would be so sad if it was something else! They think she is going to be ok, so I’m crossing my fingers! My Dad finally brought her home on Monday.

This is the little chunk herself, with me this last Christmas.

This is her and her half sister, Roxy. They were born at the same time and we took they home the same day. They had the same dad, but different mothers. We’ve had them since I was 14 I think?
Last Fourth of July, while my family was in Utah visiting, Roxy got scared by the fireworks and got out somehow. No one ever found her :(. We never found out what happened to her. Saddest day of my life! She was my puppy!

She was my little skinny girl! Miss her! (That’s Tika peeking out in the background)

And this big boy is Kahuna. I’m pretty sure he is 15 now, because we got him when Taylor was about 1. He is the sweetest and most gentle dog ever. He has cancer on his legs 🙁 but he still just prances around and hangs out all day and is still happy to be around. I’ll be sad when he’s gone.