Puppy Mom Life | Meet Merlot


Photography: Rell Rugely 

Dear Fashionable Friends,

It’s time for you to finally meet my baby boy Merlot. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you’ve seen him grow since day 1 at such a rapid rate! It’s actually blowing my mind. I wanted to share the back story of this sweet boy with you guys!

As you all know I graduated college this past May from the University of North Texas. About 3 1/2 years ago my dad made an agreement with me that if I finished he would buy me the dog of my choice. Throughout college I wanted a puppy so bad! I would literally have to talk myself out of getting one when people were giving them away.

The pact I made with my dad was special to me and it pushed me to work harder everyday. All of my friends and family can tell you this. My go to line was always – “I’m working this hard to provide a great life for my future pup.” That day is finally a reality and I literally could not be any more happy than I am being this little guy’s mom.

We purchased Merlot from a breeder in Arkansas and they were so gracious to deliver him to me here in Dallas Labor day weekend. This sweet boy was only 8lbs at the time. All he would do was eat and sleep. This changed so quickly. Each week he would show a little more personality and how smart he really is.

Merlot is 4 months old and 26 lbs now. I’ve taught him to sit, lay, shake and even give high fives. He has no regards to personal space and loves to talk back. You guys it may sound crazy but I’ve never loved like I love Merlot. Being his mommy has seriously changed my life. After graduation having an awesome job, an apartment that I loved and finally my own money still didn’t feel like enough when I went home to an empty apartment at the end of the day.

Now I go home everyday to this sweet teddy bear pup that is even happier to see me than I am to see him! I can’t wait for you guys to see him grow.

Don’t forget to follow his Instagram account @Merlotthedood
& stay tuned for our Christmas photos.

Catch you on the flip side,






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