Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Slice of Life: Introducing Bella

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Lazy Saturdays are my favorites! It was the last weekend of the poetry workshop with Chris Lehman and the amazing TeacherPoets. Being part of that workshop was such an amazing experience and I'm so sad to see it end!

After the workshop, I jumped in my car and headed out. My hands shook as I drove and I found myself holding my breath, hoping everything would work out. After an endless eleven mile drive, I turned into the driveway and parked. Saying a silent prayer, I hopped out and sprinted to the door. After a kind greeting, I barked, I'd like to see a dog to adopt.  Down the hall and to the right. 


I walked into the kennel where all of the dogs were and she was the first one I saw...relaxed and lounging on a doggie cot. She jumped up and licked my fingers. Her. I want her! I had picked her out online and my eyes didn't notice any of the other dogs. We visited for a bit. I filled out the papers. Left to pick up supplies and that's it...she's mine!

Bella (formerly Belle) came home with me Saturday afternoon. She's a year and a half old (approximately, she was found scrounging for food in a parking lot). She's part hound and part beagle and she is perfect! 

As I type this, she's fast asleep in her crate. She loves belly rubs and talking long walks! She's friendly and energetic and she's a love! I honestly thought it would take me much longer to get another dog after Leo, but she's the one! 
Bella

Look at that beautiful face!

She loves looking at the window!


18 comments:

  1. Oh how happy she must be with you! She was thinking the same thing..."She's the one!"

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  2. Yeah!
    We had a Bella before we had our Duke (who is part hound, too).
    She looks happy there, hanging by the window.
    Kevin

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  3. Not only is your love evident in this piece, your writing (I barked, I sprinted, We visited a bit, I found her online....) is just so full of love and hope. Wishing you and your new pup many days, months, and years of happy days.

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  4. Bella looks charming and loving and just all around a great doggie to have in one's life. Looking forward to Bella inspired poetry and slices, Michelle!

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  5. I am so glad that you are happy! Your description of Bella sounds wonderful! Enjoy coming home to her barking!

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  6. Bella bambina di amore - beautiful child of love. She certainly is loved and has a beautiful face. Congratulations.

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  7. Congratulations on your new family member! I cannot imagine life without dogs! One of mine is laying next to me snoring right now!

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  8. Love that huge and smiling face. Bella is beautiful, Michelle. So happy you found "the one"!

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  9. She is beautiful and seems to have made herself at home! Your heart knows when you have found the right one.

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  10. Two happy souls united by love, this is a true love story.

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  11. Congratulations on your new family member. She is beautiful. May you have many wonderful years together.

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  12. She seems like a great companion. She reminds me of my husband's family dog, Busdy. He was part beagle, too, and was so smart and friendly. Everyone loved him. I bet Bella is quite the charmer, too. I'm so happy for you, my friend.

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  13. Bella is adorable! I enjoyed reading about your excitement to go get her and how happy you are now that you've found her. It's great that you chose to adopt a new dog. There are so many out there who need good homes. Sounds like Bella has found a wonderful new home. :)

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  14. Bella looks happy! Love the pics! Have a great time with your new joyful friend!

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  15. So happy for you. I love my puppy --I cannot imagine having the joy she brings each day. Enjoy every moment.
    Clare

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  16. I knew there was a Bella story! I am so glad you have found each other! I know she won't replace the void from Leo but she sounds perfect for this place in your life! Thank you for the kind words on my blog too!

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  17. So glad for both of you. Bella has a beautiful and kind face. I know how sad you were when aloe died....but he was such a good dog and friend, you were able to open your heated and rescue Bella!

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  18. A beautiful, kind face. I'm glad she's come into your life, Michelle!

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