Archie’s Story


Look at this face. How could you resist it? This little guy wormed his way into my heart two years ago when I first met him. Sir Duke Archibald IV (such a big name for a little dude!) was a friend's dog, and to be honest, at first I thought he was the most annoying dog ever. But after dog sitting him a few times, I learned that he was quick to please me and if I didn't like him barking all the time, he just didn't. It was crazy, actually. He became quite affectionate and it made me sad to send him back to his owner. But about a year ago, his owner was no longer able to take care of Archie, so she offered him to me! Oh my goodness, I was so excited to take him into our home permanently, but the only problem was… I couldn't afford him. Luckily, I was living with my brother at the time, and he has a soft spot for the little guy as well. So he agreed to take on Archie's bills as long as I agreed to take care of him.

Well, as most of you know, I just moved out of my brother's house last month, and left little Archie behind. It breaks my heart sometimes to think about it. But right now, he's sitting on my bed (only moments after I took this photo) as I sit here writing this post. I'm dog sitting him this weekend, you see, and I couldn't be happier. I just hate to give him back. There's a little Archie sized hole in my heart without him in my home. What do I do? I seriously miss this guy. I've contemplated kidnapping him…. running away into the witness protection program… or even buying my brother his dream dog so that maybe he could give up Archie. But I'm not quite sure any of those options will work…

11 Responses

  1. Brianna says:

    Archie is PRECIOUS!
    okay so I’m having to ask you something serious.
    I am currently fundraising for St. Jude Children hospital Give Thanks 5K Benefit walk! I will be participating in the Marathon on November 20th. I am asking you, along with some other fellow blog friend because I can see that you ladies have such great hearts, and your reliable!
    I’m not asking you to donate money, I’m simply asking you to spread the word. If its not too much to ask, could you please mention my fundraiser, as well as a link to my give thanks site so people can donate. Of course if you want to donate and help out it would be GREATLY appreciated. But, PLEASE Im begging that you help me spread the word!
    Thanks so much doll!

  2. d&d says:

    smuggle him into another country! quick!

  3. sarah says:

    oh!! you couldn’t resist, what a sweet face.
    (is that a quilt hanging in the background? it looks amazing!!)

  4. Ashley says:

    What a beautiful blog you have here!! I LOVE all of your scrapbooking and wardrobing! You have got yourself another follower my dear.

  5. what an adorable photo/dog. we have a painting in our house and we’ve nicknamed the little fellow in it ‘archie’… such a good name ;)

  6. ching says:

    his name fits him. cute dog.

  7. Holly says:

    Aww he’s so sweet… I would totally want to steal him. Maybe you can work out some sort of deal with your brother, a joint custody type thing? You get him every other weekend or something? Haha.

  8. Elly says:

    Oh! I have no idea how you can give him up, it must be heartbreaking. :( I’m having to leave my pup behind when I head to London later this year. Not looking forward to that part of leaving :(

  9. amy lapi says:

    omg! bring him to my house and then come be my roommate! and no one will ever know!!

  10. Soooo stinking cute! I’m a big fan of little dogs. Have two myself. I miss them when I go on vacation for a couple of days. I can’t imagine having to give them up.
    Glad you still get to spend time with him though. He’s adorable!

  11. Amy says:

    He is super cute, I have a little dog called Coco, i couldn’t live with out him. I find it hard on weekends away! You should see my dog so cute like Archi but longer haired and more grey & ginger but similar breed! STEAL ARCHI BACK!!!!!!
    Not the best outfit post I’ve ever done but you can see some pics of my dog in them, check them out!
    Amy – Vintage Reflection x