Pet-Peeves: when Chaz plays too rough with her, baths
Favorite Toy: any of her plush toys
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo, cheese, chicken & turkey, eggs
Favorite Walk: ANYWHERE!
Best Tricks: Sit and Stay
Arrival Story: A friend of ours took her in after her family could not keep her anymore because she did not get along with the other dogs in the household and she was just not the right fit for them. Our friend's family has 3 Boston Terriers and they are pretty feisty so Bella just was not the right dog for them either. So he asked us if we wanted to take her. So we decided to give it a try.
I knew I was going to get a sibling for Chaz but I thought it would be another boy and I planned on getting a puppy. I did not plan on getting a girl or a dog that was older than Chaz. I also was not planning on getting another dog until the fall but Bella came to us and it was just meant to be. I am happy that we adopted her because we needed someone who was a bit more mellow than Chaz and she really needed a good home.
Bio: Her name was already Bella and she responded it very well so we decided to keep it. I added Felice as a middle name because it means fortunate in Italian. So she is a beautiful fortunate girl. Bella is a very sweet and smart little girl. She is docile and affectionate. We think she is a wonderful addition to our family.
Unfortunately, 7 months after surgery, I still cannot run or jump. I can barely walk but the GOOD news is my doctor adjusted my braces recently and they are more comfortable and I am walking better in them. I still have a long road of recovery ahead of me. My mommy and daddy will not give up till I can run again.
I have to have arthrodesis on my front legs. My surgery is scheduled for July 15th. I had my pre-surgical bloodwork last week and that came back normal so it is safe to put me under anesthesia. Mommy says they will have to do a bone graft from my hip and then scrape the cartilage off my front legs so that the bone will fuse together and create a strong bone so my legs will be in the position they are supposed to be in. My rehab will be very long and hard. I will have to visit the doctor every week for 4-6 weeks so he can check my bandages and splints and see my progress and then I will have to go every other week for another 4-6 weeks. Mommy and daddy are going to have to work very hard with me to get me walking correctly again.
Hopefully after this surgery, I can run and jump again. That would be so wonderful! Then I could kick my little brother Andre's butt! BOL!
Well, things are not so good for me lately. Mommy and daddy found out that I need surgery for my legs (it's called Arthrodesis) and it costs $3,000. We cannot afford the surgery and do not know when they will be able to since daddy has been out of work because of the economy. I can no longer run or jump and mommy is getting concerned because I just lie around. I still go on my walks but I walk very slow so daddy has to take me on a separate a;l without my brothers. Sometimes I run a little but compared to how fast I used to run, it's pretty slow.
I am hanging in there. Mommy and daddy pamper me because I am the princess. : )