One day, during an intense internet dive, I happened upon the gorgeous blog, Sitting in a Tree. It was one of those miraculous internet finds (I am sure you can relate) where you suddenly find yourself digging through months and months of content, getting lost in a never-ending abyss of loveliness. So when I found out about Tori’s two adorable pups, Violet and Briar, I knew I had to finally reach out. Let’s get to know these two rescue dogs a little better, shall we?
What breeds are your dogs?
Violet- a white golden retriever (rescue) & Briar- a pound puppy
How old are they?
Violet is 2, Briar is 7
How did you and your dogs come to be together?
We found Violet when we were looking for a second dog for Briar. We had lost our first Golden Retriever, Lola, to cancer at the early age of 6 and poor Briar was just as devastated as we were. It was a hard time around our house. A lady was re-homing Violet because she had an underbite! Can you imagine!? I think that underbite was the best thing that ever happened to Violet because now she lives in a house full of love. I found Briar after searching every pound in San Diego for the right dog. I knew when I saw her there was something special. She reached her paws through the cage to touch me… I was sold.
In one word, how would you define your dogs’ personalities?
Violet is happy and easy- a typical golden retriever. Gentle, loves kids, loves all animals – what you see is what you get. Briar is so unique. Incredibly smart and calculating. You can always see her wheels turning. She’s also an incredible watch dog – always taking everything in. She takes longer to warm up to people, but once she does, she loves them forever. I’m her favorite, that’s for sure!
What are your dogs’ favorite toys/treats/playthings?
Violet loves a tennis ball or baby toys! Briar likes to slowly deconstruct stuffed toys.
If your dogs were human, what careers do you think they would have?
Violet would be a happy, beachy California actress type. Briar would be a mathematician! Ha!
What celebrities do your dogs most resemble?
Oh yikes, this is hard…
Where are your dogs’ favorite places in the house?
Violet owns the couch. She sleeps on it, legs in the air and belly exposed. Briar prefers anyplace where she can secretly watch everything that is going on around her.
What do you love most about your dogs?
So cliche – but the unconditional love. They remind me to slow down and enjoy the little things. It’s so simple to make them happy. And I absolutely adore the relationships I’m watching unfold with them and our 8-month- old – that’s just magic. We really love animals and being able to teach another human about loving animals and respecting them is such a beautiful thing.
Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is__________________
…is better than human love. It completes me. Humans can be grumpy and pessimistic. My dogs aren’t as complicated and make my house a home.
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photo of Tori by Joielala; all dog and family photos courtesy of Tori Hendrix
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