April 2, 2012

Papillon Pretty

Papillon - pronounced or sounds like "pap-e-yon" 
A dog of toy breed with ears suggesting the form of a butterfly.

{Happy 10th Birthday to my first furry baby, Sophie.}

Even though I have 3 human children, this little tri colored four legged lady was my very first baby!  My hubby and I wanted a pet right after we got married, so since he was allergic to cats, he told me to research dog breeds and to pick any kind I wanted.  I picked the papillon because of their temperament (good with kids, thinking long term!), small size (because we were living in a condo at the time, but she's on the larger end at 15lbs) and honestly, bc they were described as having butterfly-like ears!  How often does a dog breed get compared to a beautiful butterfly??  I was also sold on this feminine breed that history said stood by Marie Antoinette's side and who when we don't have her hair cut for warm weather, would look like this.  

So in honor of Miss Sophie Chardonnay's 70th bday (in dog years, and yes, that's her middle name), I donned some bright butterfly wing-like colors this weekend...

{Old watercolor scarf, Revlon super lustrous lip gloss "pink pop," Real Colors Hydra Eyes waterproof gel eye liner in "vixen violet."}

{Piling on the brightly colored bangles with my summer fave polish-  
Sephora by OPI in "high maintenance."}

Another fact about our dog - I'm kinda bummed I named her Sophie, because now that I have a daughter, that would have been my first pick for her name!!  I don't think Sophie Jr. would've worked for a baby girl huh??

Do you have a dog child?  If so, what breed is it and what name did you give he or she?


Baby Shopaholic said...

Just saw heard about your Atlanta mag feature from Fashionista Next Door blog. Love finding other bloggers in Atlanta!

Miranda said...

Aww, she is so cute and you look beautiful! Loving your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Does she still run like the wind? I remember watching her fly down the hill and being amazed by how beautiful she looked!

Our golden retriever was named Rocket Scott, after our fabulous nephew. Went along with Buffy Charles and Chewbacca Henry.


Tara said...

I have a beautiful English Cocker Spaniel (they look a little different than the typical ones) names Chevelle. I got her at three months and she will be 10 in November :) Thanks for sharing Sophie's story! Oh, and Chardonnay is the PERFECT middle name. :)

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

I also have a papillon! Her name is Dita...Anyways, so glad to have found your gorgeous blog- I'm your newest follower.

JennySue said...

@BabyShopaholica- thank you for the comment, and I agree- it's cool to meet other Atlanta based bloggers!!
@Miranda- thanks a bunch for stopping by!
@Susan- yes, she can still run quite fast for 70-ha!- but she doesn't look as magestic without all her furry hair we cut off! just took hot during these spring and summer months. totally forgot about rocket scott-hilarious!!
@Tara- glad you appreciate Sophie's middle name:)
@Jessica- love love the name Dita- that's so girly!! Thanks a bunch for following!