|Kate and Dixie|
|photo by Kate|
1. How did you and Dixie find each other? Dixie came into our lives when we finally said yes to our daughter's daily pleas for a puppy. We adopted Dixie from the Aunt Mary's Doghouse www.auntmarysdoghouse.com rescue program when she was just ten weeks old--we walked into the shelter and Dixie literally jumped right into Emma's lap. After three years of Dixie, I can't remember what life was like without her. She is a noisy, ravenous, gorgeous, messy conglomeration of rambunctious love!
|(photo by Bob Carey)|
3. What's your all-time favorite dog story? One of the most amazing experiences of adopting Dixie was that my daughter, Emma--then an 8th grader--became an evangelist for dog adoption. She learned so much about all the dogs our there in dire need of homes, and dedicated herself to spreading the word in that relentless, wonderful way kids-on-a-mission have As a result, Emma wrote a picture book called A Home for Dixie. It's illustrated with with beautiful photographs of Emma and Dixie by the terrifically talented Bob Carey. Emma and Dixie went on a tour of school, libraries and bookstores to talk about the book and the importance of adopting rescue dogs. They even appeared on The Today Show! Emma donated every penny back to the shelter where we adopted Dixie. It was an incredible experience for our entire family...and as a result, it's definitely my favorite dog story! Watch Emma and Dixie on The Today Show here Emma Jackson "A Home for Dixie"
4. If Dixie could change just one thing about you, what would it be? It would be a toss-up between feeding her more than twice a day (I think 20 times a day would be A-Okay with her), and spending more time with her. I get home from work at the end of each day, and she's faithfully sitting by the door waiting for me. My daughter tells me that she takes up her position by the door about an hour before I get home, and when I walk in, she's vibrating with happiness to see me. On the days I work late, I get a pang of guilt thinking of Dixie sitting there wondering why I'm not walking through that door.
|(another great BC photo)|