23 June, 2008


Bella loves biting your hands, arm, neck, face, legs, ankles, etc…she has the sharpest teeth. The word “NO” is becoming quite a prevalent word around here! The sound of an envelope on her nose seems to do the trick…not to say, she hasn’t had a few moments of relapse.

Potty Training
Let’s just say, we are working on her potty training. B is so patient with her….Bella is such a smart puppy and it will be just a matter of time. She did have her first night of not wetting her bed…I know, I know, it has only been her third night in her new home…but I am optimistic…..

Our First Outing

Bella entered PetsMart, on Saturday morning, with a sparkle in her eye – She was being lavished with toys and the attention of other pet owners. What an exiting moment!!! Then (this is where you hear suspenseful music) we saw the vet clinic…..I do not know who was more unsettled visiting the vet...Bella or B. Poor Bella had to endure the temperature and fecal exam and B was right there feeling her anguish. Next, came the “shot”. With a quick growl from Bella and an overly compassionate moment from B, the remaining shots were postponed until another day. Needles to say, we quickly exited the establishment with a toy booty in hand…plus nine other toys, new bedding, collar and bell, treat, doggy bowls and a kangaroo pouch not to mention the other toys, B purchased on night number one…. She not gonna be spoiled? When came home, Bella slept in B’s hand/arm traumatized from the ordeal….only to make up for it that night and next morning…full of spunk and spirit…..

This is Bella after her ordeal to the vet~

21 June, 2008

New Addition to Our Family

We would like to introduce, to you, a new addition to our family...Bella (formally know as Penny). Only 3 months old, 2.8 lbs, part Chihuahua part Schnauzer, Bella is a fireball - full of energy!

Six years ago, we lost Max the Dog (Maxine)...our pup of 17 years. While no pet may ever replace Max, we made the decision to (finally) begin looking for a new puppy...agreeing to wait until the right one came along. Lo and behold the stars aligned and, prescribing to the phrase "If it's meant to be, It's meant to be"...."Meant to Be" came a knockin".

Through a contact of a friend (Riley the Dogs' person), we were introduced to then "Penny" by her current owner C.M. - whom by the way, is an exceptional technology specialist and unbeknownst to Riley the Dog's person, I am working on an undercover covert mission to "steal" her away from him!

Within a couple of hours, I was introduced to Bella, fell in love with her and escorted her to her new home. The next hurdle, was the husband, "B". The meeting was rapid and direct...It took Bella all but 30 seconds to break down...he, who was once the stone wall!

It has been but one day and, already, Bella has brought much joy into our lives....CM...thank you!

Bella's New Parents