As some of you know, my beautiful Pinot passed away in my arms on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. She’s been with me since 2006, when I was diagnosed with a rare tumor of the adrenal glands called pheochromocytoma. My blood pressure was through the roof, I couldn’t keep any weight on and had ended up…

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On December 30, 2014, Max, Jim’s parents’ dog, passed away. Max was such a good, sweet dog, and lived to be almost 13 years old, loved by the entire Butler clan.  Jim and his 4 siblings had gotten him as a birthday present for their mom. Look how small he was. Max with Jim’s mom.…

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Pinot has loved bags and purses from the time she was a tiny puppy. Typical girl – her obsession with bags started at a young age.  At only a few months old, I caught her trying to make off with my pink purse. My friend Katherine bought her this cute bag when I first brought Pinot home…

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