Nicknames: Bella Boo, bunny, chicken bunny, buns of steel, bun fun
Gotcha Date: March 25th 2007
Birthday: January 12th 2007
Likes: Food, running, snow, Mommy and Daddy, kitties, Bob Marley
Pet-Peeves: Having my feet tickled
Favorite Toy: My rope toy
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Best Tricks: Singing, I have a beautiful voice
Arrival Story: I remember seeing her face for the first time as a chubby furball. I fell in love with her instantly.
Bella is fawn in color except for a dark colored muzzle, white legs and tummy, as well as a white tip to her tail. Her fur is a mixture between soft and coarse. She has a long, curved tail that flares out. She is 26" tall, and she weights 95 pounds. Her neck is 22 1/2", her chest measures 36", and she is 27" in length.
When we got her, my husband, Chris and I were living at my mother-in-laws house as teenagers. My mother-in-law told me to pick a small-medium sized dog. She's five pounds away from a "Giant"! That being said, I couldn't imagine her being any different then the way she is!
Mom told me that when we moved back to Portland, I wouldn't see very much snow, if any at all. She was wrong. Last night I was sleeping in our bedroom when Mommy and Daddy came home. They seemed very excited and told me, "HEY! LET'S GO OUTSIDE! YOU'RE GOING TO BE SOOOO EXCITED!!!" They let Luna and I outside and the deck was COVERED IN SNOW! I went absolutely crazy. I especially like to eat snow. Anyways, I ran and slipped down the stairs, I really didn't care about the slipping. I ran around the yard over and over in my usual paths. I tried to catch some snowflakes in my mouth but failed miserably. That's when I remembered that Luna was upstairs and ran back up the stairs.
I did my "bow-and-butt-wiggle" dance and Luna bowed too. We would play for a little bit, but Luna gets scared of me easily so she would stop the playing but only for a couple of minutes. Mom and Dad would toss snow balls up in the air while Luna and I caught them with our mouths. Luna and I had a blast. It was wonderful. I wish it never had to end. Sadly, the rain came back and melted all the snow. It is Portland afterall.
Mom reads a lot of books about abandoned dogs. I think they inspire her to pick up other dogs that may have lost their Mom and Dad and take them to the shelter. She tells me that when she grows up, she wants to be a vet tech at a shelter. These books push her toward becoming the person she wants to be. She thought that your Mom's and Dad's might like them too.
"The Dogs Who Found Me: And what I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind" By Ken Foster
*"The Dogs I Have Met: And The People They Found" By Ken Foster
"Miracle Dog" by Randy Grim, foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall
*"Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems" by Randy Grim
"The Man Who Talks to Dogs" by Melinda Roth
"Thanking The Monkey: Rethinking The Way We Treat Animals" By Karen Dawn
And last but not least... I wanted to share something other then just boring books with all of you.
A PAWFECT DOG! A shop one of my Dogster friend's Mom and Dad run! Show some support for this "Mom and Pop" store that sells all sorts of things including, "Natural dog treats made from only human-grade ingredients, Natural dog treats made with no added preservatives, Natural dog treats that are lab tested and registered, and Natural dog treats made fresh for you." (http://www.apawfectdog.com/)
So have your pawrents go to this shop and buy ya some goodies!
Just thought Mom and I would share some awesome stuff with you!
Please, everyone, tell me how your Christmas was? Did you Pawrents get you anything? Did you spend time with any member of your family who you love but don't get to see often?
I always know when Christmas is coming because Mom and Daddy always come home with a whole bunch of things that I don't recognize the smell too. I sniff and sniff and sniff hoping that my curiosity is just my nose playing tricks on me. This year even more yummy smelling things came into the house. Including the 65 dog treats mom made for all of our doggy friends plus the dogs at the local animal shelter AND 219 cat treats for the meowing furballs we all know and the ones at the local animal shelter.
I got lots of kick ace presents including; One Mammoth bone, a sweater (don't ask me about it), a rope toy, a portable water AND food container, and a new brush. I think the pipsqueak (Luna) and I made out like bandits!!!