Packing up for Bucharest and this video made me smile... : )
I was thinking about this today..
Last day of clinics!!!!! This group is such a strong, capable group of individuals. Amazing to be included among them!!! As a volunteer, it is always intimidating to be one of the few volunteers that has zero Veterinary experience... And yet, by the end of the clinic, the team is solid. Brought together by their one shared love of animals!!!! #spayday #catday #volunteerwork #savinglives
Got to see my first doggy C-section today!!! Omg. Five little puppies, making little yipping sounds for Mom!! I have never seen puppies this small..!!
Not a vet. Yet, I live for these amazing clinics. A lot of people ask me why I choose to travel to other countries to help animals when we have so many in need at home. My answer is always the same: Every life counts. Every single living creature deserves a chance ..... The homeless animals of Romania are just as deserving as the dogs back in the States! Today is was the second day of clinic. The
"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior.Keep your behavior positive, because your behavior become your habits.Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny." Photo by @brooksayola #truth #effyourbeautystandards #plusl
I think that the Vet group thinks that I hoard animals. I am sure of it. You guys know me pretty well... how many dogs do I own? I am curious to see if you actually follow my life. Do you remember my last foster?
New work by @josefienhoekstra "To create a society that embraces 'body positivity', it crucial that messages of self-love and acceptance reach broader audiences and not just those individuals who are already aware of Body Positivity Movement. Communicating with your friends and family is a great way to get the word out.... Spread Body Love! Sprinkle it everywhere!" #lovetheskinyourin #plusisequal
Center of Hope has a new patient!! This tiny little homeless fluff-monster was brought in last week, covered in lice and fleas. Now look at him!! He looks so happy!!
What image is BEST!!? Lets beat the algarythim so I can "THANK" everyone that donated on GoFund Me for @savasafehaven !!! I am so thankful...!!!!
Self love. Start your day off right... : )
Check out my new dance video on Patreon!! The video was shot in a traditional cave house in Santorini..!!! Haha.... origionally, I attempted to shoot it outdoors but you can see (by watching the end of this clip), I had a lurker. Haha. Only $10.00 on Patreon! Link is on my page!
Oh my gosh! Stella's brother and sister!!!!! They have been at the shelter for almost four years now! I remember when Stella was this fearful when I brought her home. She slept in my closet for weeks... They are so loved at this shelter but I really hope that they find homes soon.
Back in Galati Romania. Just met up with the World Vets crew! Everyone is excited about the spay/neuter clinic later this week! We will be working with @savasafehaven - An amazing shelter that cares for 270 animals (including kitties!) - They are such an amazing organization! Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook! Show them some love!!
"Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend." Would you tell your best friend that they were lazy, fat or worthless every single day? Doubt it. So stop saying those hateful things to yourself! #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #londonandrews #plusmodel #plussize #bodypositive #nobodyshame #iamsizesexy #loveyourself #yourebeautifuljustthewayyouare
The many salads of Romania!
It might not be Santorini, but the sunset is brilliant from any country..... Made it safely to Bucharest Romania! Will be meeting the Veterinary team at 3pm tomorrow afternoon. Already, I can hear endless dogs barking from my hotel window. Such a different vibe from the last two weeks. #bucharest #romaniansunset #thebesthotel #haha #insidejoke
Complete chaos at the Santorini Airport. The airport is NOT able to keep up with the high level of tourism ..... With that said, I met the most amazing lady today. She just finished working an NGO project in Croatia, helping and volunteering with refugees from Syria. We had the best 40 minute chat. We ended up holding hands and crying about how beautiful the world can be. And chatting soul-to-soul
Last views of Santorini. Off to Bucharest!!! I am excited to be useful again. Haha. Sitting on the beach, exploring new places and creating kickass modeling photos all of you to enjoy IS A LOT of fun... but my heart is fueled by animal rescue. I just want to save some pooches and get to work!! #vacationisover #bucharest
My favorite day in Santorini was the day that it rained and @josefienhoekstra made us dinner at the apartment. Love how moody the sea was that evening. #stormysea #santorini #rainstorm #slipperymarble
Every direction you point your camera in Santorini looks like a postcard... #oia #santorini #postcard
Well? Do you...? Our authentic-self often gets buried in this world/society that asks so much... #liveauthentic #inspiration #findyourself
Wind is outrageous today! @josefienhoekstra and I took out little Smart car (with bright orange interior) on one last drive through the island. We ended up eating lunch on the cliffside overlooking the Aegean Sea ... Our pita bread flew away, but it was well worth the view! ... Haha. The wind is incredible today!!
The wind be like.......
I was taking a video of the wind ruffling the grass umbrellas (ha, all artsy-like).... and then @necianavine walked into my shot like a goddess.. #myphotographer #isababe
Beach dog!! There are lots of stray dogs and cats on the beaches down here. They come out as soon as the sun goes down. #straydog #santorini #beachdog #beachlife #ladyisadude
Speaking black sand beaches... !! @i.mays #volcano #blacksandbeach #effyourbeautystandards
Today @necianavine and I rented a car and went searching for beaches to shoot at!!! We ended up at Perissa Beach, a volcanic black sand beach.... ! So pretty!! #santorini #perissabeach #blacksand
You can conquer the world, but if you are not happy... what is that worth?
Shooting with @necianavine in our cave house! We lucked out with our Airbnb...!! The house is on a dead-end road, surrounded by abandoned homes... we can shoot all kinds of sexy Patreon stuff!!!! #santorini #santorinigreece #oia #lingerie
If you visit Santorini, please do not ride the donkeys. I know that they are cute and the rides might appear to be harmless, but using the donkeys as transportation actually contributes to animal abuse and exploitation. These animals are slaves in every sense of the word. They work seven days a week, sun up to sun down, followed by a man with a large whip. Carrying tourists up and down 680 steps,
Crazy to think that there are zero addresses on this Island - Trying to get a porter to carry our luggage is silly, "We are under the massage place, next to sunset point with a big umbrella on our porch, a few steps from the Sunset Diner." And the porter goes, "Yes. I know EXACTLY where you are!" .... #santorini #noaddress #noproblem
Oia at night... a labyrinth of streets with no names. I keep getting lost and I love it. #whitelight #labyrinth #latenight
Traditional cave house! Years ago, the only people who lived on Santorini were fishermen. In order to survive the stormy winters and the extreme heat of the summer, they dug deep into the volcanic rock to create houses. The rock naturally insulates the space, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter! This particular home was actually a stall for the donkeys to sleep in.... Not that you
Must be the day. Haha. Was in the MIDDLE of shooting my dance video for Patreon when the maid barged in without knocking.... She says frantically, "You checkout. Must clean now!" - So I look at my reservation (this never ever happens) but she was right! I must messed up my booking. I was being forced to checkout a day early. So this incredibly handsome manager from Albania shows up and offers me a
What is a fun "Greek" song to dance to for Patreon this month? I suppose it could be about the Sea or Greece or Island life... suggestions?
The many blue domes of Santorini !! #oia #morningwalk
Fat AND sexy! You know that I am 300lbs, right? ... I think a lot of people imagine that I am tall. I am not. I am 5'5. My BMI has me in the "grossly obese" catagory.... Still, my body feels great. I love what it does for me and every day I remind myself how lucky I am to be where I am and to have the body that I have been given. We should all practice self love a bit more often and try to drop th
Rent-A-Cat ! Would you rent a cat on your vacation? I would consider it! #catsign #rentakitty #santorini