by Kelly Robinson November 08, 2018 1 Comment

I can vividly remember (often) pleading with my mom to get a puppy. That was all I truly wanted from toddlerhood and beyond.  Just a puppy. Why was that such a difficult ask?  Well, my mother explained time and time again that she was allergic to pet dander and that she would suffer with a dog around.  Now, she had a beloved pup when I was an infant. A toy-poodle named “Tiger.” And, as I was learning to crawl, one day I ate out of the Tiger’s food bowl and he nipped me. So, say goodbye to Tiger.  Now that I am reminiscing about this, I am thinking to myself, “Hmm, she was able to have a hypo-allergenic pup at one point, yet she remained steadfast in her decision to not allow me to have a dog?”  I was able to have a rabbit outside and a fish, however, they were clearly not dogs and did not fill the gaping hole in my heart for a puppy. I am guessing that because she was sickly and having a difficult time as it were, she perhaps felt as if she would not be able to care for a dog as well as an active child. Given all that, she gifted me at some point with a white fluffy stuffed animal. A puppy, of course. I cherished this stuffed animal to the point that it disintegrated in a shoe box in its later years. The only proof is in the lovely large framed photo that you see me holding above. All this to say, I have had a deep love for dogs ever since childhood.  So deep in fact that a few days after my mom passed away, I went to a shelter and adopted my first pup.  Her name was Bella Mia.  Gidget soon followed.  Both American Eskimos, both unique in their personalities, both deeply loved and cherished.  Suffice to say I am both a “Jesus Freak” and a “Dog Freak”. Shortly after launching Grace Thru Faith (2 years ago now) I expressed interest in adding a Pet Line of clothing and goods.  We are beyond thrilled to begin this new pet line! Thank you for reading this and sharing in our journey. We appreciate you and hope that you like our new pet themed apparel as much as we do!

Below - Bella Mia and Gidget (top photo) and Roscoe and Diva (bottom photo)

 

 





Kelly Robinson
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Lynn
Lynn

December 29, 2018

Love it- congrats on the new pet line!!

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