When we first brought her into the house, the "other man" of the house, aka Garfield, was not sure about the newest addition. He maintained a viewing position higher than Bella and just watched. Whenever she would get close, he would warn her off with a hiss and growls.
|The hubs and his little girl...|
|Momma and her little girl (sans makeup, my bad!)|
During a bout of insomnia that night, about 3:30 am, I hear Garfield hissing and growling. Little did I know he was right in sleeping Bella's face. His hiss woke Bella up in a panic! She barked and started to chase Garfield, but at this moment, dad woke up and in his scary man-voice said, "NO!!" Poor little Bella came back shaking like a scared chihuahua. Can you imagine waking up to a hostile feline in your face? Poor little girl... Needless to say, I slept with one ear/eye open for the next two nights, praying for peace and calm. Thankfully I was rewarded.
|Her chest is so soft!|
|Gearing up for one of our walks! It was very chilly|
that day... it was slightly too small, so we took
the straps off of her back side. Much more
|She loved her sweater. I can't believe the|
hubs actually agreed to it! Hahaha!
We absolutely love to take her on walks around the block, in the park, etc. and she rides in the car very well. She gets a little excited when a window rolls down, but she calms down with some direction. I had to run a few errands after one of our walks, and she stayed in the car, not a yip out of her mouth! :)
She absolutely loves our yard. She loves to roll in the grass, chase the leaves and her stuffed animal! :)
|You cant tell where the lawn ends and the walkway to the|
backyard house begins! She loves it!
|She loves scratching her back on the lawn!|
|More scratchin' and rollin'!|
|Just like heaven... (the hubs likes to tease her about her|
rather, ahem, large nipples!!)
|Her quacker stuffed animal that lasted 2 days!|
|She loved to play catch with it!|
|You get that duck, Bella!|
My parents came into town last week for a few days and bought her a bed, she just loves it!
|We put her right by the couch, she's as happy as can be!|
|She loves to nap... and chew on rawhides!|
Our original plans were no bed, no couch. ONE week into her being home and have a look at this!
|That didn't last long.|
|Giving a happy daddy kisses!|
Shall we make bets on how long it will take before dad lets her sleep on the bed? I'm giving it one month. We shall see.....
Garfield, Oreo and Bella are getting along much better. Garfield rarely hisses anymore, but occasionally growls. Sometimes Bella gets too excited and wants to play with Garfield, but he will have none of that. Oreo is still passive and using avoidance as her coping mechanism.
|Oreo, on my bed, doing what she does best...sleeping.|