Photo Comments Age: 21 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Belle Brusky, Miz Lu, Bull Bell, Bellie Babbitt, Babbitt the Rabbit, BabbaLou
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Bellus loves a good tummy rub.
Bellus doesn't like possums who come around at night.
Bellus likes a canvas log that squeaks when she squeezes it.
Bellus likes the animal crackers that her Grandapa Bill always has in his pocket for her.
Bellus likes to walk in the woods.
Bellus will smile.
I went out one morning to go to work, and I saw a little tiny eye rimmed in black peep out from around the back tire of the truck. She was so tiny, with a little pot belly swollen with worms. Whoever left her there could not even begin to imagine what a gift she has been. She is one of the sweetest, most loving dogs I have ever had. She is a threat to possums however, having killed and eaten several, all except the head. Yuk.
When Bellus was little, she was solid white except for the black on her head, but when she was full size she developed small black spots all over. Every few years when the man from the insurance company comes to look at the house, he asks me if she is a pit bulldog, and I look him straight in the eye and say, "No sir, she is a Dalmatian", and she may be for all I know.
aka Belle Brusky
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April 22nd 2006 5:43 am
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Boy, I must have made the fastest recovery from Sr. Dog Vestibular Syndrome ever. I was running over my yard, gobbling my food, and had a pretty straight head way before two weeks was up. If you weren't scoping for it, you would never notice that my head may be slightly tilted. My Papa Bill says I always looked at him kind of sideways anyways. My Mom is still chuckling about the fact that the first time after I started eating that she called the ER and asked if my appetite had returned and was I eating that they said yes that it was accompanied by peals of laughter, and "boy, is she"! I am famous for my appetite and my gusto for my food. One would think I might have a little Labradork in me.
April 14th 2006 12:23 pm
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I've had a very frightening experience. Saturday I could not walk without falling down, my eyes were jumping, my head was tilted to one side and I could not straighten it out, and I vomited up everything in my stomach. On top of all that, a thunderstorm was coming up and I got stuck in the corner between the heat pump and the house where I was trying to hide and kept falling down. That's when my Mom found me. She put me in a crate and carried me to the ER. They told her I probably had Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome, and they don't know what causes it. I had to stay and receive IV fluids and medicine. The Doctor said it was motion sickness that caused me to vomit. Anyway, the fella who came into the exam room to carry me into the back was afraid to pick me up until the lady told him to get to it - that I was a sweetie. Then he got right to it. When my Mom brought me home I had to stay in a confined area and be fed small frequent meals so I wouldn't get motion sickness and vomit, but I am so very much better that today I am allowed to stay in my yard all day. I can walk very straight if I don't try to go too fast. My head is not tilted so much either. I have a VERY good appetite, and I am wagging, wagging, wagging my tail. I was able to maintain enough balance to dig a huge hole in the dirt, right where my Papa Bill put out grass seed while I was confined. Mom said she would fill it up before he comes back to visit and he won't know the difference. The Doctor said that my head may remain somewhat tilted but that I will adjust to it. I will tell you that I think it is about time that someone changed the name of this condition to Sr. Dog Vestibular Syndrome. Old dog indeed.
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