Trends With Tricia: What Makes A House A Home?

What Makes A House A Home?

I don't think that the question is a tricky one.

But really, what makes four walls and a roof that is similar to other houses in a neighborhood that is similar to other neighborhoods, different?  Is it your decor?  Or maybe your curb appeal?  

Early October 2011, our dog passed away.  We lost our other dog a year and a half prior to that.  Once Peanut died, there was a void left in our home.  I missed her sprinting through the dog door to greet me when I got home.  

Quite frankly, home to me means, family, friends and dogs.  One year ago, we adopted our sweet Bella Blu without fur and a terrible case of mange but she has turned into an amazing family friend and companion.  I'd been feeling like she needed to have a playmate so we started looking for another furry friend.  

We are fortunate enough to have friends who have a great animal rescue organization, Luv'em 4 Life Companion Animal Rescue and they have been keeping an eye out for us for the perfect family pet.  We got wind of a potential match today at a pet adoption event.  The one we went down to meet didn't work out but instead, we took home Jersey, a super sweet American Bulldog mix that fit perfectly with Bella Blu.  

Jersey Girl

If you're looking for a forever friend, there are plenty of sweet dogs and cats ready for adoption from 10-6 tomorrow at Petsmart in Lake Worth, TX sponsored by Shelter2Rescue.  It's hard not to want to take them all home but in the end, you will be able to make a pet's dreams come true while turning your house into a home at the same time.

*Tricia Hoffmann*

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Comment balloon 3 commentsTricia Hoffmann • November 03 2012 09:06PM


Looks like you've got new companions to make your house a home.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 6 years ago

What a sweet dog!  The memories you create are what makes a house a home!  Neat post.

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) about 6 years ago

We did Michelle!  It's like she's been a member for years!

Kathryn, I agree with you ; )

Posted by Tricia Hoffmann (Your Home Free) about 6 years ago