Nicknames: Her AKC Pedigreed name is Beautiful Barefoot Contessa~call name IsaBELLA *nicknames: IsaBelle, BELLA, BELLS, IsaBelli, IzzieBelli, IsaB, baby belle, IsaBunny, IsaBoo, IsaBebe, IsaBUSY, IsaBit, InnabellaDaVita...
Birthday: May 22nd 2008
Likes: Mommie, mealtime & chase wif Gracie & Molly, taking the bows out of their topknots. I LOVE my new toys~all gazillion of them :)
Pet-Peeves: doing anything I don't want to do...... I am a sassy lil girl and will make a little racoon growlish noise If picked up, moved, brushed.... anything that's not MY idea.
Favorite Toy: a gel teething bone, krinkly squeaky plush toys, her sister's tails (BOL!)
Favorite Food: Innova Puppy Kibble~ Nature's Variety "prepared" Frozen, Raw diet~chicken/turkey small medallions~& also the dehydrated Raw~vension flavor & lamb flavor small medallions~Yummmmmm
Favorite Walk: Everywhere I go! BOL! I WUF to run & play chase wif Gracie & Molly, it's better than a walk!
Best Tricks: STILL Playing the "Puppy Card", the SIT command& Let's GO command :) being potty trained to my wee pads and turf puppy park PLUS almost immediately!
Arrival Story: We had been looking to add another female shih tzu to our family~ when we saw IsaBella~it was love at first sight! She has very similar markings on her body, like our beloved and very missed angel, Chloe'. Isabella was 1/2 the size of her other litter mates, which we did not realize, at first. We thought she might "catch up" a little faster, but so far, she hasn't. Her parents are both a bit larger than our Gracie. IsaBella was not able to get in there & feed from her mama, so they had to tube feed her to make sure she was getting proper nutrition. She's a feisty lil scrapper & has no idea what a tiny girls she is! We mailed the breeder, a pink blankie with our scent and the Girls~, plus a pink alligator plush toy, so she could smell us and her litter scent would be on it when she left to transition her comfortably. She did great from the first moment!!! She is having a good time chasing her sistah's and much to our surprise, Gracie was far more accepting first, than Molly. They are all coming around and IsaBella seems not to notice when they tell her to chill out!
Bio: My birfday is May 22, 2008!! I turned 12 wk.s the day I flew to Oklahoma. I am gold and white and right now I have black markings. I'm mostly white, mommie hopes my eye stripes don't fade too much, wif the color changes us Tzu go through. I am quite the Wild Child and enjoy playing chase with my big sister, Grace! I like to kiss, especially when I wake up in the mornings, I LOVE to dig & hop~Mommie says I am a Tzu archeologist & a regular bunny! I'm brand new here, so stay tuned for further details........ In just over 24 hr.s wif my new family, I have them eating out of my paw; update: they still ARE..... no end in sight, they are wrapped around my paw FUREVER!
I THINK? (we think) that I am as big as I will get. Over 3 weeks ago, I weighed 7 lbs.5 oz. and when they just weighed me at da Vet, I'd only gained one half ounce & weighed 7 lbs 5.5 oz. I'm Nine & a half months old so you can prolly Stick a fork in it ~ I'm Done! BOL!
I already think I'm da biggest dog around here, even though I'm da middle weight, heh heh heh ;) I've become quite the bow bandit. Our groomer, Diane, can't even put a bow in our top knots, well, make that Molly & Gracie's top knots. They don't even make it home. Mommie got upset a few weeks ago when we got home and she took us out of our shared crate and two out of three bows were missing, even after she took us & all the blankies and toys out to search. She was not amused to be on the lookout for something purple, at a later time, if you get my drift. She is trying to correct this behavior, but I am quite sassy. As long as it's my idea, I'm agreeable, and if not, I will make a growling noise they call "the racoon". I sometimes do it when I don't want to be combed or just if I am moved from point A to point B, without my consent. It happens a lot if I'm sleepy. I'm keeping Gracie and Molly on their toes, that's fur sure. Grace is DEF. my partner in crime. I can still hop like a Bunny, espec. when I'm on a leash, going for a walk. I wake up before everyfur else and Mommie puts me down, off the bed, then I bark at her and when she reaches fur me,I back up and hop & bark. I want her to get up and chase me! She did get up to catch me, so now I try to play this game EVERY morning!!! It sure is FUN!
It's official....... I'm almost 9 mo.s old, just another week. Molly and Gracie had blood work done at the vet, this past Monday; just the routine testing to ck. on both of their liver issues. (& mom took a specimen for a UA to ck. on Gracie's kidney stuff) They got blood drawn, examined and weighed.
Momma says (to the dogtor) that I haven't been weighed in awhile and let's ck. ME! OMD! Molly weighed 7.4 1/2 & I weighed 7lbs 5 oz., just 1/2 oz. heavier than Molly, BOL! I'm truly a BIG girl now ;) I am shorter than her, but you won't hear me admit that again :)) Grace weighed 9.2 so I'm less than 2 lbs lighter than her! We think I'm mostly grown. We didn't know how big I'd get, being the runt, it coulda gone either way! My fur-Dad is 11 lbs. or more and fur-mom is 12 ish lbs. I'm feeling big stuff, according to da Mom and am constantly inciting one of my sistah's to play.
We EACH had an appt. with the opthamologist this past Thursday. It was my furst time. He said, although I looked pretty good, I have that ectopic silia, like both the Girls had (eyelashes growing on the inside of the eyelid) but it was just beginning and we'd keep an eye on that and otherwise I LQQK good!!! Yaaaaaay, no eyedrops fur moi! After the appointment, we went to Paws around Town, our fav pet boutique, fur a new toy. It was early in the morning and they were just opening, so Molly and I got out of the stroller and ran free with a fewof the employee's doggies. They all know us, so it was okay! Momma didn't allow us 2 be free for as long as I would have liked, but WOW, it was F -U-N, FUN!!! Gracie got passed around all da peeps, she doesn't like to join in with other doggies, BOL! Mommie brought our lunch, which we ate in the Tahoe & then had a walk, before we ran another errand in OKC, to get me some of my frozen raw diet medallions at a special little dog food store that looks like a little red school house. We napped right next to one another, in our crate, all the way home. It's been a very busy week. My puppy energy has been challenged, but that's okay~ I'm a Big Girl NOW!!
This game of TAG doesn't leave much mystery to a girl, BOL! What a fun way to learn about my furiends and give them some insight to my pawsonality...... TAG it is!!!
(I Have Been Tagged By our pal, Wookie.)
***This is a game so others can get to know you. These are the directions...Your supposed to write 7 things about yourself and then go and tag 7 more friends and they will do the same.****
Here goes.... SEVEN SECRETS, outta da bag..... :)
1. I love to coax a play out of GRACIE
2. I have 2 shih tzu sistah's ~Molly, who is Miss Mature, all calm & sweet with a serious Fesity streak that appears when u least expect it, and Gracie, my partner in crime, who will always play with me, as long as it's HER idea, BOL!
3. I have been traveling back & forth from Oklahoma to Austin, Tx. EVERY week, (to help take care of Nanna)~ leaving little time fur Dogstah, hmmppff!
4. I LOVE any food I get~I'm a hoover, BOL~ let's just say they don't call me the lil piglet fur nothin'!
5. Mommie calls me IsaBella True ~I have her wrapped around my lil paw which is quite the feat since she's totally wrapped around Gracie's :) :) :) I've got Daddy right where I want him, even though he is wrapped around Molly's paw :) :) :)
6. I want to play in da stuff they call Snow~I can't wait!!!
7. My stalking abilities are pretty weak, heh heh heh~ Hey, I'm workin' on it!!!