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One of my biggest mentors, both with cancer advice and with rescue admiration, is my cousin Kris. She is a cancer thriver, and wellness warrior, not to mention, compassionate and informative also. I couldn't help reach out to her to have her share her compelling story about Buddy, who she found in the woods with her husband Brian Fassett. I have to say the journey was one of my favorite Intsagram feeds ever!

Jane and Cory Turner both light up whenever they talk dogs. Ozzy & Zoe, their furry pups, are the perfect ying-yang pooch pairing while Jane and Cory are the perfect mommy daughter duo. They are the brains behind turning doggie “love” into donation dollars. Their app Dogly lets you edit and share the tons of cute doggie photos on your camera roll (guilty as charged), and the number of “loves” are counted towards a rescue shelter of your choice. Even more brilliant, Dogly gives you a sneak peak into the lives of their fave pooches.

I met this FABULOUS illustrator, THE DOGOPHILE, on my favorite platform INSTAGRAM and was immediately smitten with the hysterical drawings and equally engaging canine captions.  As the timing of my discovery was during New York Fashion week I decided that we should have some fun capturing some of the fashions from Milan in addition to running a few of Lucy Marshall's previous drawings from her feed.

Doug the Pug hit the streets of NYC a few weeks ago with a million interviews and a bad ass meet up in Central Park. Mrs Sizzle asked him a few questions about the whole experience.

So when you hopped out of the car for the first time in the city what was the best smell you encountered?  "Hot dogs everywhere. The NYC lady pugs smelled pretty good too. "

The first launch of MY PET AND ME collection from SWATCH US was a great success in downtown Austin!!! Drinks were poured, delicious dog bone shaped pretzels from Fat Belly Pretzels were served and some of Austin's INSTA famous dogs were in tow.

I think the dog that stole my heart was MARTA, a rescued Pug with @LizFarrington who was found in a parking lot at WALMART.  Vote Marta for @pug_rescue_austin Prom Queen!