Following Brad Pitt's Golden Globe win earlier this month, I shared My Masterpiece on Instagram — which you can order now. Much to my surprise, my phone became bombarded with notifications as my likes started sky-rocketing. I knew something was up. As it turns out, B.J. Novak had kindly been tagged in the comments... and he actually responded! Also, prepare yourself for a serious dose of cuteness because we got a teeny-weeny puppy!
⟢ THE CELEBRITY SEAL OF APPROVAL ⟣
This drawing illustrates Pitt alongside B.J. Novak during the final scene of Tarantino's 2009 movie, Inglourious Basterds. Fans will recognise it as the final, striking shot of the film. Novak has liked that same drawing before when I posted it on Instagram earlier, but I was so taken aback to see my work on his Instagram Story, captioned: 'Definitely my favorite picture of Brad Pitt'. In all honestly, I sobbed a little bit on my living room rug after rushing downstairs and gathering my family and my boyfriend to share the news; I could barely get the words out of my mouth. The 8th of January will certainly go down in my books as a lucky day!
⟢ MEET MY NEW PUP ⟣
On the 20th of January, after spending the day puppy-proofing and cleaning, she became the newest addition to our family at around 5PM. A chestnut-coloured cross-breed, her mother was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and her father a Toy Poodle; so she looks just like a little teddy bear. Wrapped in a blue blanket at 10 weeks-old, she took a car journey to her new home and, naturally, she was slightly shaken to arrive in her new surroundings. In no absolutely time, she came to greet us all with happy tail-wags!
Ruby has been with us for one week now and I am so happy to share that she is doing amazingly well. Growing into a happy and confident puppy, she is becoming really curious about our home. Being rather food-driven, she is proving easy to train. She is so responsive to commands and she is learning to use the puppy mats; she even entertains herself with her toys. Because we have been laser-focused on making her feel safe and comfortable during her first week, she has had company downstairs at bed-time.
It is so amazing to see her learning to become more independent though. Ruby is still too young for her first walk but, since she's in her prime time for socialisation, we've been exposing her to all kinds of brand-new experiences. So, she has met plenty of visitors to our house, including a young toddler and another dog with whom she did great. She has since met the hoover (which she is not a fan of at all!) and the exercise bike - and she's doing incredible! Watch your fingers and toes though, Ruby is teething right now.