Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Bella!

A bit of happy news for me, Bella is not a border collie/lab mix.... Mom and Dad were talking to a friend who suggested she might be more of an English Springer Spaniel/Black Lab mix. Mom did quite a bit of research and found some great photos that prove the point... Although I will admit it was probably really easy to get the two breeds confused. The fact that Bella is so much different from me was something of a point of contention. I am glad they have finally figured it out.

Bella is getting older and more mature. She has this bark that would scare any man if they heard it in the middle of the night. She sounds like a guy dog! Funny. Our buddy Woody, who is a Golden Retriever, sounds like a girl when he barks! I guess that evens things out!

Bella had her birthday celebration this weekend. We think she is officially a year old now. WOW. When will she stop being a puppy???? Mom was spoiled with me because she got me when I was 3 and I had already grown out of my silly and sillier phase. I really appreciated it when they took me though. I had spent most of my life outside but had never really gotten to explore the world! Mom took me everywhere! The mountains, the plains, the bar, and even work! She exercised me so much I thought my legs would fall off that first week! We have had a blast ever since! Bella is lucky to have gotten mom so early in her life. The woman is a saint!

Everybody have a great year and lets keep the young 'uns out of trouble.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Snowy Mile

Mom has been exercising at the gym lately because of all the snow and ice. Dad has been taking her place walking us at the cemetery. BUT today mom couldn't go to the gym because it was closed for the New Year holiday! She took us through the cemetery TWICE!!!!

That is double the fun! She also stopped and picked up Woody and he came with us. It was great since he romped and chased Bella the entire time and I got to make Snow Angels. REALLY.

They really do turn out looking good and I get a nice cool rub down in the snow. I love the snow and can find a multitude of ways to jump, run, throw, and dig my way through a big ole snow drift.

Mom thinks I am a silly goose. I Love Mom and RotKnee.

DoGs, Have a Great New Year and be safe out there!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dad loves me Even when I am Naughty!

Hey this is Bella writing today..... Lucy is teaching me about this technology thing and I think I am getting VERY good at it.

We were reading the paper this morning and found a column that DAD wrote about me! Sadly, it was about how I kinda sorta ate some of the ornaments on their weird tree in the living room. Mom also put out some tasty morsels that she calls a Christmas Train.... Not sure why they are just now being put out in the living room but I can tell you..... THEY. ARE. YUMMY!!!!

I can't resist. I have tried. Dad has given me several stern lectures and mom has too. I don't know what has gotten into me. The ornaments have this awesome little twinkle to them and are so attractive. I just have to grab them and snuff them and chew on them till they disintegrate!!!

This sorta makes mom and dad mad.

I love that dad writes about me in his newspaper but am wishing he had more good things to say about me. Why? Why? When will this crazy puppydom of my world go away? I really feel bad but just can't seem to listen to them when they tell me to stop. It really gets bad when they leave me home with Lucy. All that girl does is roll her eyes and tell me, "I don't really have to rat you out. Mom and dad will automatically know it was YOU!"

I am troubled. troubled....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is dad's birthday. Mom woke up early and got the house ready for him to wake up. Coffee, we got fed and walked. She got him some gifts from all of us and is crazy with anticipation to give them to him.

We took a picture of him yesterday with mom's camera phone.... I love him.

Here is another new goofy picture of Bella. She thinks she is a flower (leaf) child....

She is getting huge. The other day we were running through the cemetery and she found a black lab to play with and they ran around together.... Hilarious. I think I figured out that her border collie mom bred with a black lab dad! Really, they looked SO much alike it was scary!

Bella and I wish dad the Happiest birthday! We will try very hard to be extra good today JUST for him!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tummy Scritches

Need I say more!?

Mom hasn't been able to get down on the floor for my regular tummy scritches lately.... She says it was an important surgery on her back. HA!

I have been sorely missing those rubbins and really needed a good old fashioned scritchen! Today she took Bella and I for a 1/2 mile walk at the cemetery and then came home and sat on the floor scritchen my belly, back and booty! Heaven.

I am so happy to see her feeling better and gettin' back to what is important in life! ME!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I read a blogger at she writes well and continue to find the funniest pictures of her dog Chuck to post. This has been going on so long, it is called The Daily Chuck. While I am an avid photographer of my dogs, it is kinda hard for me to keep a daily photo going that doesn't keep looking the same every day. I SWEAR, Lucy ALWAYS looks the same in every photo I get of her.

Get the picture yet???? She is stoic ALL the time. Maybe I am just not that creative?

Obviously I have performance issues too.

Anyway, I just wanted to share the great dog photos that make my day. She has them archive back to the beginning of her time!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby Possum!

Mom has been off work for a week and has been taking us for extra walks in Woodland Cemetery! We love her so much but she seems to struggle with these walks and I am always very good for mom... Bella is... bella! She gets into everything!

Today while we were running around, Bella disappeared and then I heard mom yelling at her to stop! I ran over to where the action was and found Bella throwing a baby possum around! She was dancing and throwing and dancing some more. All the while mom was trying to get her to stop and leave the dead possum alone. I think Bella wanted to dance some more with her prize but I jumped in and grabbed the dead possum and ran off a ways. Mom started yelling at me and then I realized that she was just trying to get Bella to put it down and leave it alone.... ooops. I forgot that I already knew that!

SO.... mom finally got me to drop the possum and guarded it until I distracted Bella away from the "situation". We felt bad for upsetting mom and tried to be VERY good for the rest of the walk. BUT, of course Bella is..... bella. hahahha

Bella was very proud of her first kill and pranced around the rest of the walk. Mom is so great and let Bella have her moment and Bella was very Happy!

I am happy that Bella is growing up and may become a great dog someday!