Wow, I can't believe our show has finally aired. The anticipation was killing me! Welcome to my life, and I hope you will enjoy going on this journey with me.
I want to start by introducing myself. Yes, blonde hair and big boobs are what you see when you look at me. But I am a lot more than that. I'm a daughter, sister, friend, businesswoman, animal rescuer, and proud Texan. There is always so much more to people than the typical stereotypes.
Just as I am not a simple stereotype, neither is Dallas. I honestly have educated people ask me if I have an oil well in my backyard or if I ride a horse to work. Seriously? Dallas has the largest art district in the United States. It would make even JR Ewing proud! Because of our economic strength, a large amount of Fortune 500 companies call us home. Despite what you may think, Dallas is a thriving cultural and financial city that I'm honored to call home.
I am so happy that tonight's episode highlighted another one of my big Ds -- dogs -- and Paws in the City, my charity. PITC is absolutely my passion. When I was presented with the opportunity of being on a reality show, I was scared to death. The thought that cameras would follow me around 24/7 and capture every single intimate detail of my life terrified me. What scared me more was missing the opportunity to talk about my charity Paws In The City and animal rescue. There is a stereotype out there of over the top animal rescuers that throw blood when people wear leather. I want to put that stereotype to bed. My goal was to shed light on adoption and spaying and neutering. I wanted to show that anyone can save a animals life.
You are very cool! I think you are great for the animal rescues! You are very beautiful. I like that you are the total package. Good for you! You are Texas, lady!
To clear up some confusion the dogs name was Shaniqua when Tara picked her up at the pound and save her life. Tara has saved thousands of dogs over the years and she was not being derogatory in any way.
I live north of Houston, and I get the same thing you do, as I am a southern blue eyed, blonde, pretty, big hair, big boobs. As I kept watching, I then felt like I had a long lost sister in Dallas...I rescue dogs, I have a gay male friend who is dear to me like Drew is to you. I heard you say while dining with Drew "if you knew of a good Texas wine". Messina Hof, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 located in Bryan, TX. Very good wine! They have tours and tastings 7 days a week, great resort! Just wanted to share that with you. I cannot wait to watch more! Keep cool in this heat wave we are having! :)
So pleasantly surprised to see Paws in the City represented on Bravo of all places! ;o) A friend volunteers at one of the PITC kennels in town and has had nothing but wonderful things to say about the organization and its sweet rescue dogs. Y'all really do great work and your passion for your charity is truly inspiring. Looking forward to the season!
I love that you put awareness to the over population of homeless dogs. I am in the Houston area and am trying to start a non profit horse rescue. My husband and I have already taken 2 injured horses off the race track and hopefully once we can get established we can take in more. Its a huge passion so I really related to your passion for the dogs.
Loved the show and the entire cast.....will look forward to watching every episode. I am a lover of animals too, and I am so happy that you are able to share your love of animals with the public. I believe that there are still a lot of people out there that don't know all of the facts about pet over population and animal abuse... so thank you so much Tara for enlightening the viewers... you are a wonderful person.
You are amazing...the Paws in the City segment won me over wholeheartedly. I can't wait to to watch you this season.
Haha! My sister thinks Texas is flat and full of tumbleweeds! Unfortunately, because of shows like "Big Rich Texas" the stereotype for Dallas will remain focused on big hair and rich socialites. Well, I live in the Dallas area and I know that none of this is the norm. Unless you live in a city, don't be quick to assume what you see on tv is the truth. Dallas is a diverse city with all types of nationalities, a wonderful art community, fabulous museums and plenty of big name employers. It is surrounded by many lakes for boating and there are so many opportunities for recreation. I love the Dallas area.
Love your charity..so nice to see someone trying to make a difference..look forward to seeing u this season
I am a huge supporter of rescuing dogs and think it's great you do the same. Just want to clear up one thing... If Dallas has a "Big Hair Day", it's statewide, not "National".
Hey Tara, Just want to let you know, if you're crazy than I am, too! Animals (especially dogs) fill my heart so much, it's unexplainable unless you've felt it before. I love dogs and would also do anything in my power to help them. I think the sickest human beings are the disgusting, inhumane, selfish idiotic lowlifes that hurt the dogs in the first place. Let's just thank God for the good souls, like you, that always manage to find time in an extremely busy schedule to provide care and love for these animals. I think it's great you put your financial well being towards the dogs. I am a Philly- based grad student and hope one day, to also own and support my own shelter. (I would wind up taking all the dogs home, too!) I've just watched my first episode of D.M.E. and I'll continue to watch,as much as I can, because of you. Know you are an inspiration to me, and I'm sure many more! Keep up the great work, Tara! (you are gorgeous, by the way!) Laura R. Philadelphia