Tullie Belle 5x7 Watercolor Keepsake. ©Shelly Burden
"It was a hot summer night in July, 2012, when Tulip luckily made her way to my neighbors driveway. Knowing I had a dog (the beloved Brinkley and an original Sassy Smudges model!), he thought I might be able to help with this 4 mo old pup wandered up to him for a scratching. I walked down the street to his house to put a collar on and leash up Tulip. Clearly that was all new to her as she bucked like a little bronco and didn't know how to walk on a leash! I scooped her up and took her home. 
The next day I got her to sit still long enough to take her picture so I could hang flyers in the neighborhood. My intention was to leave the flyers up for a week to find her rightful owner. I lasted five days and the rest is, as they say, history! She has been a great companion not only to me, but to the aging Brinkle Bear as well. She is funny and wacky and quirky and adorable!" Alison