My squishy little love bug!! / Personal photo
Almost 5 years ago, Mr. Jet and I decided we wanted to adopt a dog together. We had both owned dogs growing up and it had been years since either of us had one. We thought it'd be a great way to make a commitment to each other that didn't involve rings or a baby carriage just yet! We started looking at local shelters searching for the perfect pup to add to our new "family". A few weeks into our search, we visited a local humane society and as we walked down the cage-lined hallway, we stopped dead in our tracks when we saw a little tan chihuahua-mix just staring back at us.
Bruce had been abandoned by his previous owners and found in the woods, nearly 5 full pounds underweight. He melted our hearts immediately and showed cautious affection when we played with him in the pen. We put an application in for him that day and anxiously awaited the call that we had gotten him! Bruce became a part of our family on August 17, 2008. We celebrate him every year with an extra belly rub and his favorite treats.
To say that Bruce is anything less than family at this point, would be completely untrue. He has become Mr. Jet and my BABY - we love him an incredible amount and can't imagine having our wedding ceremony without him there! We made sure our site would let us have him during the ceremony and I started thinking about sprucing up his look for the big day. Why shouldn't he get dressed up too?!
I found so many cute options (and dogs!) on Etsy:
I want to cuddle that dog so hard!! The outfit is a little too formal for us though! / Image via Etsy Seller Keli Fastner
Those eyes! This tie was really cute as well, but couldn't find a good color match. / Image via Etsy Seller Gypsy Tailor
And now, for the winning look!!
Hehe...he looks like a little old man! This was the eventual winner, Bruce will match his dad's suit and he looks dashing in grey! / Image via Etsy Seller Charlie Be Good
I put my awesome paint skills to work and did a little mock-up of the jaunty little tie on my furry friend. Check him out! Anyone else dressing up their pet for the big day?
Handsome devil! / Personal photo