I am a thirty-something gal with a hubby, two black dogs, and a one eared cat. We live in a great fixer upper in the Fan District of Richmond VA. I have a passion for design which mixes great with my husband’s love for home renovation! Over the past 4 years we have totally gutted the house and rebuilt it piece by piece.
Now the story behind the blog’s name shows there is such a thing as Fate. When Mr. vB and I started to date, his brother and sister in law commented that there was a store down in Raleigh called Boots n’ Toddy. We all thought it was cute and it inspired me to start using “Boots” as Mr. vB’s new nickname. (I don’t think he thought it was so cute) Okay- now fast forward a week or so later. I open my email to this photo and note:
This was the note from the Humane Society. NAME- Boots, 2 month old black lab/tick hound mix abandoned in the woods with his brother. Needs good home.
This was the note from Mr. vB- “Didn’t you say you wanted a puppy? Look at his name!” (mind you we already had a 4 year old black lab mix (Bailey) and a one eared cat (Milo) at home.)
Okay- so this isn’t the exact photo, but you get the point. I searched for the original and couldn’t find it. Look at that face! How could anyone resist. Needless to say, Sir Bootrous-Bootrous vB (aka Boots) entered our lives in July 2005.
So coming full circle, Boots and Totty not only means the realationship between a gal and her dog, but also between her and her hubby. Oh and if it didn’t click yet- I’m the Totty in the story!