May 22, 2009

Bella Blue Sky

Meet Bella. She enjoys long walks through the woods, chasing squirrels, lounging in the shade, wading in the lake, and eating peanut butter sandwiches courtesy of Buckaroo.
I went into this whole dog adoption thing a second time figuring we would never find a dog as good as Blue, and that I wouldn't love another dog the same way, but that was ok. We would still end up saving the life of a (possibly) perfectly lovely dog.
Enter Bella (the labby formerly known as Jasmine). She is not Blue, but she is one good dog. She used to run wild with a pack of dogs in Tennessee. She was emaciated and preggers when her foster mama found her. That was six months ago. Her pups have been adopted, and she's healthy now, but it looks like Bella will never have her pre-pregnancy figure again, so that makes two of us.
She's a quiet girl, rarely barks, and mostly enjoys her meals and sleeping on the floor next to us. We walk her twice a day, and after her walk we take her for a dip in the lake. Back out of the water she gets really excited, shakes, prances around, and does this horsey thing with her head and front paws-- sort of a rearing. I can't explain that move, so you'll have to see it for yourself.
And do we love her? Of course. I especially love when she nuzzles my nose.
After much negotiation we decided to name her Bella (R said a two-syllable name sounded best), and I've started calling her Bella Blue Sky. It just seemed to fit.


My Little Cuties said...

That is a great picture of Buckaroo and Bella! And I think living on a lake is one of the best things a dog could ask for! My mother in-law's dog was quite a swimmer.

Anonymous said...

T, I just want to say I think you should enter this wonderful photo in the Parent Magazine photo contest! I've never been one for beauty contest but this picture cannot be passed up! You can get the info on the Bonnie Hunt website. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

I don't know where I've been that I missed 4 entries! Love the pic. -FMF

Lee Anne said...

I am catching up on your posts, and I really enjoyed all of them, though this one made me laugh out loud. I love when a writer can do that. I lurve your writing friend. It was the line about both of you never getting your pre-preggar bodies back. Oh and I love Bella Blue Sky. Sounds like a wonderful name for the winner of the Kentucky derby and your sweet pup.