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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Brad talks about Jasper's TV debute, Rachel's illness, and his love for the ATL Housewives!

In my opinion the most important thing that happens in this episode is that my miniature Schnauzer, Jasper, is on the show! Jasper is 12 years old and this past March he was diagnosed with a heart condition where his heartbeats irregularly - it's either too fast or too slow. So the AMAZING doctors at the California Animal Hospital in LA recommended that he have a pacemaker put in. We were very nervous about him having this operation since he had to be put under, but there wasn't really any other choice: either he had the operation or he would not live until the end of the year. Luckily he came out of the surgery really well and he took to the pacemaker immediately. The actual machinery is in his neck and you can feel it when you pet him. Every time I touch it I'm reminded that he is a survivor. I don't know what I would've done if the amazing doctors hadn't discovered his heart problem. We caught it in enough time that he will live for another four years, maybe even more. It was very important for me to be there during his first post operation haircut because nothing can be put around his neck at all or he will die. Huber at Tailwashers has been cutting Jasper's hair for a few years now and he does an amazing job. We know that Jasper is in good hands with him. He's very careful with him. By the way, my boyfriend had Jasper before I met him so I am kind of his stepmom, however I love him like he is my own child.

Speaking of medical conditions, Rachel became very ill after the Oscars and we had no idea what was the matter with her. She was extremely dizzy and nauseous all the time. It was scary to come into the studio to see her almost passed out on the couch. I know I was joking around, trying to make her laugh, but I was really worried. It looked as if Taylor and I would have to man Rachel Zoe Inc. while she was sick.

I am a huge fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta so I had to ask Ashton if he had seen any of them. I have had the pleasure of meeting NeNe and she is sooo sweet in person. I LOVE her. I've also met Kim who was super lovely. One day I would like to meet them all. I'm kind of obsessed with Sheree and I think Kandi is the real deal.

OH one more thing ... the head-bobbing thing Taylor and I did while Rachel was on the conference call with Piperlime is called a Snoozefest. It happens when something is so boring that you cannot stay awake. Rude, perhaps, but also fun to do.


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