Three cheers for Thursday! And also, three things in the ol’ brain today. 

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend my morning at the Austin Animal Center walking dogs as part of a volunteerism effort at my work. It was really fun and I loved interacting with all of the dogs and seeing them SO happy. 

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It did make me really sad to think that yes, I made their day for about 20 minutes, but they were still without homes. I wanted to adopt all of them! Especially this little puppy — he was only six weeks old and was SO happy just to see us walk by. He was ADORABLE.

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I also made the mistake of walking through the kitty area and there were so many kitties that I wanted to take home with me too. Our house is tapped out for pets for now, but I know that when it’s time to get another addition to our family, I will definitely be looking at a shelter pet. 

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My baby Apollo is from the pet shelter, and he is the sweetest kitty ever. He had a rough start to life – apparently he was abandoned with his brothers and sisters, and because of a roommate fight, he wasn’t getting fed (!), so when we adopted him, he weighed 1.75 pounds and you could feel every rib bone and vertebrae in his back. 

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He does have some separation anxiety due to the whole abandonment issues, but it just means that he likes to hang out right next to us quite a bit – weird for a cat, I know. 

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In case you missed it, Lorna Jane will be released its new book, “Inspired” soon. You can pre-order online now!

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Thanks to FitApproach/SweatPink, I had the opportunity to preview this book before it hits the shelves. I absolutely love the inspiration that they packed into this book! It’s filled with thought pieces and ideas to get you motivated and moving. On top of that, it’s really pretty — making it the perfect accessory to your coffee table. 

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On top of the daily dose of inspiration, there are tons of great recipes in the book — both for your kitchen and for your beauty needs. 

I can always use an extra dose of motivation in life, especially when the running gets tough. I love that this does the trick! If you need a gift for someone special or if you just need to treat yourself, definitely check out “Inspired.” 

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Seriously, it’s just too early.

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Are you a dog or a cat person? Have you adopted from a shelter before? 

When does school start in your area? Feels like summer is already over! 🙁

 


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