When your dog steals the show.

Let’s face it: No matter how brilliant, attractive, funny, or charming you are… If there’s a baby or a dog around, they steal the show. No questions asked. Cute wins every time.

I should have known better. But I let Mr. Darcy tag along to a Nativ photoshoot a few weeks ago. Not only did he photobomb about 70% of the images, but he stole the show with his excess of sass, style, class, side eye, and superior athletic ability.

No, seriously. I’m almost 5ft2. Dude has jumps.

Images by Mandy Yelvington. 



Meet Mr. Darcy


I’m pleased to introduce Mr. Darcy, the babydog love of my life. We’ve been together since February 6, 2016 when he moved into my place at the ripe old age of 6 1/2-weeks-old. We’ve had our ups and downs, and even have the occasional spat, but overall we get along. While Mr. Darcy learns most of the tricks, somedays it feels as if he’s the true teacher in this relationship. Each day is an adventure.

Name: Mr. Darcy (Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy Bettis)

Darcy, Darce, Puppy, Little Dingo, Babydog, Devilbeast

Australian Cattle Dog (AKA: Red Heeler)

1 year, 4 months


Favorite snacks:
Peanut butter, carrots, bell pepper slices (especially red!), Brussels sprouts, Ace & Tito’s Treat Co‘s biscuits, and Pizza Mutt Treats by DogChewz NYC.

 Herding, Running, jumping, swimming, barking to hear his own voice, tug-of-war, digging mama out of bed at nap time, NPR

City buses, sirens, bass, baths, snuggling