Notes from Bella, the neurotic Beardie

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The great escape!

RL took me and BFF over to the gardens last night. We walked around while she looked at cabbages and zinnias. BFF tried to roll in some kind of sticky leaves; I was really interested in some of the other dog smells that were around. She stopped and looped our leashes over a wood post and walked around putting water on different plants. BFF and I watched for awhile but when her back was turned, I lunged HARD and we were free!! I ran hard down the paths and turned to see where BFF was but he was just sitting there! RL didn't seem too concerned (but she might have been pretending). Since she wasn't chasing me and BFF wasn't running with me, I wasn't sure that escaping was such a good idea. I ran up and down again to see if they maybe didn't notice me. Nothing. RL was talking to a man I'd never seen and told him my name. When he called me, I ran up to him and he turned my leash over to RL. She gave me a hug and I'm pretty sure her heart was beating a little bit faster than it usually does. Maybe it's just better to stay at home.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sundays are best

RL swears I know the days of the week. Most mornings, I head upstairs to my favorite closet until I'm sure that there aren't any life-threatening trucks in the neighborhood. But 2 mornings after the ugly trucks come to pick up the garbage, I hang out with RL instead of going upstairs because I know she's going to take me for a ride. She says she's getting the New York Times. All I care about is that she takes me. So I don't really know the names of the days, but I do know what's important in my life and I'm not going to miss a ride in the car!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Big Day

RL started to leave this morning, and then came back to get me! I was so happy to go for a ride even though I had no idea where we were going. It turns out we went to the house of 3 dogs. (RL says it is also the house of her BFF.) One of them is old, one is quite large and the other is just sort of weird.

The big one and I ran around outside...he is big but I can still out run him. Sometimes I got nervous and had to stay inside so they could talk without worrying about me.

RL's BFF's daughter is really kind and took good care of me (even though I jumped on her bed and woke her up).

We had so much fun that we posed for a group photo before RL and I went home!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Another Dog

RL has another white dog that she plays with. While I'm sleeping under her desk in the basement, she wakes this dog up and he plays music for her. His ears move up and down and his head glows with different colors and turns back and forth. He barks when he wakes up and whines when he has to go back to sleep. At first I wasn't sure about having him around, but she doesn't take him for car rides or give him any string cheese, so I just ignore him now.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

How I came to be cute

RL found this picture of me at 4 months in her stash of photos. Now you know how I got cute!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bad Day

I'm not a dog that swears but really. Today was the worst. All seemed fine until Briana and Barklee showed up. RL didn't like us tearing up the house so she took all of us to the dog park. But I guess she didn't think about the fact that it was almost 90 and really muggy so we didn't stay long. When we got home, Barklee's dad was in the basement making horrible noises and I couldn't find anyplace that was safe. Thank goodness DPL came and got me and Linda could give me some hugs. When I got home everything was quiet and I found my favorite corner in the basement to take a nap. RL said it was hard on her, too, but I don't think she understands how truly sensitive I am.

Monday, July 2, 2007


This is my BFF, Jaeger along with his "dad" Dog Park Larry (DPL). DPL is probably one of my favorite people in the world. He comes over almost every day and takes me for rides, walks or sometimes just to play in his backyard with other dogs in the neighborhood. He loves to spoil BFF and me but he's really very kind. His wife Linda is really good to me and gives me water in a special bowl and treats that RL doesn't have. Then I go and lie on their bathroom floor and take a nap. RL tells me that we're very lucky to have them right next door to us. I'm not sure what she means...I mean, how would it be any different?

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Most people call me "Bella," but RL calls me a lot of different names:
Bella Ella
Bella Louise
Bella Marie
fluffy girl
fluffy face
sweet fluffy girl

BFF's people have a really strange name for me, but I'll save that for another post.