A Dog’s Life

May 8, 2011

Hi there!  My name is Bella and I am a guest blogger for my mommy, Tina.  She said I could write about what it’s a like to live a dog’s life.  I am not really sure what she meant by that so I just looked at her with my big brown eyes and wagged my tail and she seemed satisfied.

I have been living with Mommy and Daddy since October of 2009.  I was born in Prescott, AZ and Daddy drove me to my new house when I was 6 weeks old.  I was a little bit scared but mostly excited about living in a big house with 2 people who seemed pretty excited too!  They told me that they used to have a yellow labrador named Rosey who had died in December of 2008.  She was 14 years old and they were really sad so it took them a little while until they felt ready to get me. There are pictures of her everywhere in our house so she will always be remembered.  She seemed pretty cool.

I love these sticks!

Life with Mommy and Daddy is awesome!  A typical day starts when I whine in my crate to wake them up.  Usually Mommy lets me out and I greet her by jumping on her which she doesn’t seem to like.  I am just so excited  that I can’t help myself!  I always have to sit before I go outside to show how well-mannered I am. After I do my business, and I sit to come back in, I get to eat! I follow Mommy to the garage where she fills my bowl. I then have to sit until Mommy says “take it” and then I usually eat my breakfast in about 15 seconds.  I think my record is 9 seconds.  I am just so hungry that I can’t help myself and the food is so good! After I eat, I am ready for my walk. I have to wait though until Mommy types on her computer. I am usually pretty patient but sometimes I get a little antsy. If I see a shoe or a dish towel, I like to take it to try to get her attention. I get yelled at but I don’t mind since I accomplished my goal of getting her attention. When she walks into kitchen and pulls out my leash I can hardly contain myself. I jump and bark and am so ready to go! They have this pokey collar because I tend to pull Mommy when we walk. Once the collar and leash are on we are on are way, Mommy lets me carry the leash in my mouth for a little while but eventually she grabs it. I like to smell and look around when I walk. Mommy talks to me and it is just the best part of my whole day. When we get home, I always go swimming. I love the pool. It’s so hot here and the water feels so good. Mommy throws a ball into the pool and I like to swim to get it. I also like to dry myself off by rolling on my back in the grass. We stay outside for a little while. Mommy likes to read her book and I like to lay next to her to relax. Once we go back inside I am ready to rest. Mommy types more on her computer. I end up resting most of the day and then around 5:00 I am ready for some dinner! I know my dinner time isn’t until 7:00, but you can’t blame a girl for trying!

I love swimming!

So I guess that’s my life.  Mommy and Daddy really love me and I love them too.  I get fed well.  I get to go into the world and smell everything.  I am excited to start each day. All I want to do is play.  I am happy when I get attention but am fine just laying my head down on Mommy’s lap and taking a nap. It’s a shame more humans can’t be like dogs. From what I hear on our TV, there are a lot of bad things out there. But that’s OK. You can wake up each day as excited as me and be ready to take on anyone or anything. Appreciate what you have and enjoy all things big and small. That’s what I try to do. And I live a pretty good life!

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