Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Week in Pictures

Okay, maybe it's been more than a week. But here are some more photos of Bella.
You may recall Bella's floppy ears - her vet urged us to tape them for health reasons (he said her floppiness could cause cartilage problems as she got older, plus she was having ear infections that may have been related to the flop), so we did. After a week of the lovely chin-strap look, here's what we have - ta-da! Natural-floppy-eared Bella once again. She was SO happy when we took it off that she ran around the house shaking her head and watching her own ears flop for a good ten minutes straight. It was great.

Please, please ignore the person holding Bella. I look terrible. I mean, that's not me, the person holding Bella looks terrible...

She looooves her crate. And making her ears flop. And Mr. Monkey.

Weekly Weigh-In! Drumroll, please....48 pounds! For real! Large Marge, she is.

Oh, and here's B., our very own Dog Whisperer. We're also trying not to flunk the "sit" portion of Puppy Obedience (which, by the way, is going awesomely well).

Goodbye for now, and happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bella says...I'm 3 months old today!

It's another reason to celebrate - today I turned 3 months old! I was born on August 8, 2007 (I'll be a year old on 8/8/08 - kinda funny, huh?). Here are some pictures of me from the first time my mom and dad met me, and some from now when I'm bigger. I was only 21 days old the day we met for the first time. I'm a lot bigger now, and much more mature. (Ha ha - that's a funny one!) I knew that I liked mom's lap back then, even though at the time, none of us knew we'd be a family someday. I don't really fit in her lap as well as I used to, but that's okay. I don't mind, and neither does she.

That's my sister trying to crawl up dad's shorts. It was pretty funny.

I crawled right into mom's lap and fell asleep. I might have snored then, too.

Here I am taking a snooze in my bed the first night at home...and now...
Speaking of snoozing, it's nap time. See you later!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Professional Snuggler

Bella is a part-time professional snuggler. Here are a few pictures of her at 12.5 weeks in snuggle-mode. She's up to a whopping 38 pounds now, which makes fitting into laps a little more challenging (but she doesn't let that stop her)!

("Hi up there, mom!")

("Can we please go to bed now?")

Monday, November 5, 2007

Football with Dad

On Sunday night I got to stay up and watch football with dad. It was really funny watching those big men run around chasing that little ball. It looks like the stuff I do with my toys! We did more playing than watching TV, though...

I love hugs!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy HOWL-oween!

Wednesday was Bella's first Halloween! The costume didn't exactly work out (I'd gotten a little set of orange pigtails with slots for her ears to poke through, but she's too big for it already! It wouldn't even velcro under her chin!) but that was okay - Bella and B weren't thrilled with the idea anyway. We did, however, get her a Haloween treat that she seemed to enjoy much more...

("Mom - seriously? Again with the camera?")

And after a long night of handing out candy and licking trick-or-treaters, there was only one casualty...