Friday, November 18, 2011

And then there were three

So Laela, my son's pitt bull/ mix is now living with us.  Bella and her are best of buds..  When Bella was at the shelter she showed aggression towards other dogs, but since she has been here and now realizes that no dog will ever hurt her again, that aggression and fear is totally gone.  She has gotten her pack mentality back.  All dogs are born into a pack and love the pack, but when humans then get those puppies and due to abuse / not properly socializing them they loose that love.  It absolutely amazes me how fast Bella has recovered.  She truly is a remarkable dog and is living proof that when you take an abused pit bull, and place them in the right home, with the right kind of owner there is nothing they can not do and nothing will stop them from trusting and loving again.  The cruel people that owned her before I did tried to break her spirit for two years.  It took me less than one month, so show her it is okay to trust again.  She knows she is safe, loved and that she will never be hurt again.

I took her with me to my mothers last weekend.  My mother has a Yorkiepoo and Bella also did fabulous with Sir William (whom is not always the most social dog).  She was not fond of the farm cats though and refused to go out the door that they congregated around, lol.  She wanted NOTHING to do with them cats, lol.  I guess one step at a time, lol.  Seeing her being able to be a dog, and play with other dogs knowing that it is just that..  Play..  It is the most fabulous site....

Bella snuggling with her new sister.

Bella playing with her new toy that Robyn Dunford sent to her in the mail

It looks like she is thinking "I am not going to do a trick..  Just give me the nummy"  lol.

Good thing I have a big enough couch, lol

A dogs special bond with her girl

Hi everyone, sorry that I have not sent any updates in a while, it has been crazy busy around here.  So I will be sending several of them today :)

Well, as you all know from my last post Bella and Emily have become very close.  We also noticed right from the get go that Bella does not like it when Emily is in the bath tub.  She is fine as long as I am in there with her, but once I leave, she goes into this protective mode.  When Emily stops singing or making noise, Bella rushes to the bathroom to check on her.  Well, a few weeks ago Bella took this protection for Emily even further.  Emily was in the tub, singing and playing...  Emily decided to lay back in the tub and just relax and she stopped making noise.  Bella rushed to the bathroom..  All we can figure is that Bella must have though Emily was drowning..  Which she was not, she was just relaxing with her eyes closed.  Bella went into "save Emily from the evil bathtub" mode.  Knowing that it could hurt Emily by grabbing an arm or leg, Bella proceeded to grab Emily by her hair and pull her out of the tub...  Emily lurched up and said owwww, Bella...  Bella instantly let go and started giving Emily kisses.....

Bella is a very devoted family dog that absolutely loves children.  I can only imagine what a fantastic mama she was to her puppies.  But this over protectiveness when Emily is in the bath....  Makes us all wonder how many times Bella seen dogs being drowned, or even worse..  Did she witness her own puppies being drown???  It breaks my heart to think of the horrors that she not only endured but also witnessed at the hands of the evil people that had her before she was rescued.

Bella has made fantastic progress in a very short amount of time, she knows she is safe, loved, and will NEVER be hurt again.