Nicknames: Stella White, Stell, Stella Bella, Stell Bell, The stomach, Pig dog
Birthday: January 13th 2008
Likes: Being the boss, of everything and everyone (dog, cat or human!) Eating! She's a little piglet! Her brother Sonny, when he's in the mood for her! Her kitty brother Muzz. Sleeping on or with Mommy and Daddy.
Pet-Peeves: Being told "NO!"
Favorite Toy: Anything Sonny (or any other dog) is playing with!
Favorite Food: Whatever she can get her little paws on! But she is fed a raw diet
Favorite Walk: Up to the park!
Best Tricks: Is stealing a trick? Oh, and she can sit, give paw, go down, and roll over!
Arrival Story: Stella was from the last litter of puppies a breeder had. The breeder and his wife were actually getting ready to have a baby, which was due right after the litter was born. Stella was a birthday gift to me from my boyfriend, because we had discussed getting a dog and I've alwayss wanted a Frenchie! I'll admit, when we met Stella, she was playing with her littermate brother (the only 2 left) and I was a bit shocked at her obvious overly playful and pushy "i'm taking this toy out of your mouth whether you like it or not!" attitude. She was TOO cute though!! And after hearing that she would be the last puppy to find a home and that he may have a difficult time finding a suitable home for her, we said, "SURE! Why not?! Look at that face!" I had spoke to the breeder often before actually getting Stella and he really felt as though our lifestyle and attitudes would fit with hers. I was just finishing school, so I was around often and I would be able to work with her, train, etc. We also had only one other dog in the house so we had the room. Our other dog is a male, 3year old Boston, already trained, etc. We saw no reason not to get and work with her and love her everyday. I'll be honest, Stella is the most STUBBORN and "bull headed" dog I've ever met. I know dogs and consider myself quite experienced and full of knowledge. But even dog trainers and other experienced dog owners whom are much older than me and have much more experience than me, have agreed 100%! Stella is (or thinks) the boss applesauce! With people and dogs and cats (and skunks!) alike. Training and owning her has been quite tough at times and she does challenge us often... EVERYDAY! But we do LOVE her so much! She is such a clown and such a sweetie most of the time. She is the best gift I have ever received! :)
Bio: We knew the female french bulldogs tended to be the "bossier" of the breed. So taking that into consideration we introduced her to many situations, scenerios, etc. We love her to pieces! So does everyone who meets her. Although most tease us saying although they love Stell, they are glad she belongs to us ;) She always seems to bring a smile to everyones face. I've never met, let alone owned a dog, with such a stubborn, bossy and dominatant personality who is also the sweetest dog with such a quirky and comical personality. Her little antics, you could laugh all day! She's an actress. If in trouble, she has the saddest and most sour sympathy puss it could make you cry! She plays us like a fiddle. Which is why I guess we're realizing as whimsical as she is, Stella is MUCH smarter than we ever imagined! Only took us 8 months to realize it!
My Sun Sign:: CAPRICORN: The workers of the Zodiac who never give up! I think that the story about the little engine that could was written about a capricorn. These hard working little guys are very stubborn. They want something and they don't give up. Tenacious comes to mind when one thinks of Capricorn pets. If you have a dog, you will most likely have a digger. They love to dig holes. Being an earth sign they feel they must connect with the earth. What better way then to dig a hole. Here is another pet that loves routines. A capricorn dog is usually one who insists that she must be on the right side of you when you are taking her for a walk. Try to go down another street than the one she is used to and she will wait. Routines and trick school are something they love. Feed at the same time everyday to make him really happy. These pets will let you know when something is not as it should be. That could be a stranger at the door or his bed not set up properly. She will cry, whine or just keep at you until you change things the way she thinks they should be.
Oh my Dog! Who knew Halloween could be so much fun!?! This is my first halloween, so I was quite suprised! And yesterday was SO exciting! Mommy took Sonny and I to Barktober Fest in Plymouth, on the waterfront! It was chilly, but I had my Darth Vader costume on to keep me warm! We're huge Star Wars fans, so I was Darth Vader and Sonny was Yoda (although he was slightly less as excited about dressing up as I was!) We entered the Costume Contest! And some nice lady even posted a pic of me on her blog because I guess I was one of her favorites! http://activerain.com/blogsview/747000/Barktoberfest-on-Plym outh-MA-waterfront-today
But, anyway, I'll tell you about my time there! First of all, I was so overwhelmed by the HUGE amount of doggies there! I was ecstatic I was going to be able to meet and sniff all of these new and potential doggie pals! I even saw, and got to meet some new dog breeds that I've never met before on walks or in the dog park! How exciting?! There was every dog breed imaginable there, such as, American Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Dobermans, German Shepards, Cane Corsos, Malamutes, Labs, Bostons, Poodles, Rotties, American Pitbull terriers, Bullmastiffs, English Mastiffs, French Mastiffs (my big cousins!), Chihuahuas, Yorkies.. Oh My Dog! The list goes on and on! Can you believe it?! All of us in one place! And we ALLLL got along! Mommy was so proud of me! I did so well, no snarling, growling, or biting. Wow! I did bark, but I had to air my excitment somehow, right?! I swear if I had more of a tail, ever dog could see it would have been going crazy with joy. I was just walking up and down the road, stopping here and there at differnet tables while Mommy talked with the wonderful volunteer exhibitors handing out free stuff (informational pamphlets, magnets and BEST of all.... TREATS!) The Best Friends organization was there! I always watch Dogtown with Mommy and Daddy, so I was waggling with excitement when I was able to meet them! We even watched the adoption show, those beautiful doggies were great! I do hope they find furrever homes! They sure were cute!And then... at noon time, I walked the tent in my costume! Finally, the costume contest! And boy were all the pups dressed to the nines! There were hula girl costumes, dogs dressed as devils, angels, police, fire, ladybugs, butterflies, and my favorites were a Dachsund dressed as a hotdog! BOL! And a nice Bullmastiff I loved dressed as a "pimp big daddy!" How creative! And then there was me, in my Darth Vader costume! And Sonny in his Yoda costume! Just strutting our stuff (even though my helmet kept blinding me!) The judges loved us! they loved every dog... so did the crowd! We got our pictures taken and everything! We had to take at least another go through down the road again to see all the doggies before we headed out around 2! There was just so much to do, so much to see! We had so much fun! I can't even wait until next year when I get to see the friends I met, and hopefully some more! I'm tired already just thinking about what fun I had. Next year I'll be a big girl, and already 1 yr old! So mommy and daddy will most definitley have to put me in a new costume. Hmmm I do wonder what I'll be! i know the competition will be huge! But still so fun! We'll see! Stay tuned...