The story of how I came to have him starts with a #throwback... way back to when I was a little girl, and we dog-sat a white Pekingese belonging to our Filipino friends, the Enriquez family. Cindy the Peke was sweet and cuddly. Nobody ever knew this before... #ConfessionTime... but once she got out of the backyard and ran down the street. I came out and called her, and she ran back to me! That stuck with me. Some cray-cray dogs would have just run away, never to be seen again... but sweet Cindy was domesticated.
So fast-forward to 2010, when I was co-anchoring with the lovely meteorologist Natalie Walters (who, incidentally, is a wonderful doggie-mama to Eevee). I adored Natalie's mom's white Pekingese, Mouse, so Natalie was aware of how much I loved Pekes. On May 22, 2010, she texted me this photo of herself holding a puppy for sale on the side of the road:
Watch Nathan's tribute to Mogwai on this #NationalDogDay!