Survivors

Since we’ve recently celebrated her Gotcha Day, we’ve been thinking a lot about Charlotte’s story – before she came to us.  This fiery girl is living proof that it’s the little things in life that make all the difference.  Our home has been so much more lively, and the amount of love it contains gets greater every day.  All from this little puppy.  We are so grateful for her (and her snuggles).  She’s the kind of soul that you feel lucky to even know.  But she had a rough start. 

This furbaby was abused, abandoned, lived in the streets, hit by a car, put in a kill shelter, and finally saved by Ruff House Rescue.  After removing the massive ticks from her body, and spending time in her foster home, we were lucky enough to meet Charlotte and bring her home. 

Though now she’s a happy addition to our little pack, it took a lot of time for her to warm up to her new surroundings.  There are still scars from her old life of abuse and neglect.  Loud noises and strangers scare her.  She’ll still run to me and cower when she wants to be picked up.  When I look at her little face, I get disgusted by what we know about her past.  This little puppy just wanted to love and be loved.  That’s all any dog wants, really.  But instead, she was abused.  How could someone see something so innocent, so full of pure goodness, and treat her so miserably?  There are no words strong enough to express such a wickedness.  Its outrageous. 

Yet, in the face of evil, this little white fluffy puppy has persevered and overcome.   Always growling and riling her big sisters up for playtime, she’s been given the nickname “Chainsaw Charlie”.  Because, despite everything she’s gone through, she has so much fight in her.  She’s tough as nails.  She’s a survivor. 

That’s why we named the Charlotte Ribbon Necklace after her and that is exactly why, this October, we’ll be donating part of our profits of the Charlotte Ribbon Necklace to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Survivors are everywhere, and their strength is absolutely magnificent.  Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by cancer, and we are so proud to support the BCRF in their mission to end breast cancer in any way we can.  We know they can succeed, and they will.  Until then, we hope that they continue to be a source of hope for so many - including us here at Lolamina.   

As always, if you would like to donate directly to this amazing organization, please visit them at

https://www.bcrf.org/