Sick Bella

A couple weeks ago my sister asked me to check on her puppy, Bella, during the day while she was at work. They switched her food and forgot to do it slowly, so Bella was not feeling the best.

It was good to spend time with her again and I want to take her more often, it just seems my illnesses always get in the way. But while I was there I took a couple pics of her. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Bully In My Life Again

I have a new niece! Although she has more hair than the others. And walks on all fours. And is a bully… bully breed that is! ๐Ÿ™‚ Meet Bella! She is part Pittie and part English Bulldog.

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My sister got her about two weeks ago and I am of course, very envious. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my little Benelli!

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It’s just nice to have access to a bully breed again! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Three in one day, lucky you!

I’m not sure the last time I posted three times in one day, or if it has ever been done by me. Luuuuuuuucky you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I still have been spending an obnoxious amount of time coloring in my free time. I happened to look at some of the books I colored some time ago, and got a warm, and fuzzy feeling seeing that I have improved. My shading has gotten better as well as coloring hair, yet I still struggle with those two areas.

Benelli is doing well and will be turning one at the end of this month. If it’s not too humid and hot out, I try and take him to the dog park to get used to other dogs. Buuuuut, he is a chicken and just drops to the ground to submit. Haha! Maybe one of these days he will surprise me and play with a dog.

He is still very naughty…

But I still love him!

Wordless Wednesday May 2018

I thought you guys might be wondering how Benelli is doing so decided to post some pics. He is now neutered, destroying my shoes and is doing great. Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Benelli and his alligator (loves this toy and will fetch it if you ask him where his alligator is)
He wasn’t too happy that I did this.
He also likes rugs
Bittersweet shot: Once again, I have a dog in my window.
He makes me laugh!

It’s A Boy!

You read the title correctly! I would like you to meet Benelli!

So yes, I have a puppy not long after Storm. Honestly, I thought it would be months or years before getting another one. I was so lonely and alone. I have no one to talk/see on a daily basis since I am on disability. I am not married or have a boyfriend and I have no children. Companion pets truly do have a huge emphasis on people. I have always believed it, but even more so since Storm has been gone. The silence was deafening.

I decided to start asking questions to people that have fostered because I wasn’t sure I could ever afford another dog. And the nice thing about fostering is that you don’t have to pay for anything, they supply everything.

That soon changed as I was gifted a mini Aussie puppy! The person wishes to remain anonymous but they just have the biggest heart and I think I am still in shock.

This person sent me a message and asked if I thought I was ready for another puppy. I took some (short) time to think about it because I wasn’t sure if I was ready. How do you know you have moved through the grieving process to the point of keeping the past in the past? I am not sure if I was completely ready for another dog but said yes. How could anyone pass up a deal like that??

I waited until he was eight weeks old then brought him home. My new baby boy is a mini Aussie.ย  I had no clue for a name but had a couple that I liked. I finally settled with Benelli (the “i” sounds like “e”). Yes, the same name as the shotgun and yes, I chose an Italian name for an Aussie. Hahaha!

Yay first successful bath! Third time’s a charm! Haha

 

And let me tell you, it has been quite some time since I had to go through puppy/potty training! This little pup has been kicking my ass, with trying to watch out for going potty in the house to constantly playing with him to try and wear him out. Just like a human baby, sleeping in is no longer an option and I no longer have any privacy.

My Lupus is not impressed with not being able to rest much and is now pretty active. BUT, I now laugh multiple times during each day. As much as I hate it, I am constantly having to take him outside and breathe fresh air (we live in a smaller area where we do not have to worry about smog so it really is fresh air). I know he’s good for my health overall. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am excited to start this next journey with him!

Update on Things

Hi everyone! I am super behind on everything that is WordPress: Comments, likes, views, replies, posting, etc. You name it and odds are I haven’t engaged in it for a while. And my reason? Coloring books again! Haha! I bought a couple news ones off Amazon because I wanted to learn how to use multiple colors for skin and hair (example: for skin you would use light peach, peach and red). I didn’t even touch my Kindle last week.

Other than my coloring obsession, not much else has been going on. I will do a different post regarding my love life (or lack there of). Storm has been difficult the last few months. Well, her leg anyway. She gets fluid in her leg that had ACL surgery. My vet can’t figure out why her leg is doing this and hell if I know. It got really bad a little over a month ago and my vet gave her an antibiotic and that seemed to help. Then it happened again a few weeks after that and he decided he was going to do another surgery and kind of check out the area to see why it isn’t completely healing. After some thinking and looking online I decided not to put her in surgery again. It was acting like an infection so my vet decided that we would go in the following Monday, he would get a sample of the fluid that drains out of her leg, and send that to a lab so they could try different medications on the sample and see which it would respond to. And of course the fluid went down over the weekend so when I brought her in on that Monday he wasn’t able to get a sample. Argh! Does anyone have any ideas of what it could be?

 

Last week I had an off/bad day. My bestie, N, bought me a full day of doggy daycare so I could “fully” relax by myself with no responsibilities! I felt better the next day so I decided that I was going to use it last Friday. I went in to drop Storm off but of course stayed to help out for an hour. Here are a couple shots that I took! ๐Ÿ™‚

I just love those bully smiles! ๐Ÿ™‚
This is River, one of the coworker’s dogs. She is seven months old
Another shot of that adorable smile! :)
Another shot of that adorable smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

Searching for a Storm

When I was looking for an American Bulldog puppy, there wasn’t really anyone around us that had puppies on the way or that already had puppies. I finally found a breeder located in the small city of Grinnell, Iowa. A one way trip was six hours and thankfully my mother went along with me. I had already picked out the one I desiredย via e-mailย but wanted to make sure the puppy was healthy and that this place was not a puppy mill. I was so relieved to see this was not a puppy mill. The puppies were about four weeks (guessing?) old when we visited.

PUPPIES!!
PUPPIES!!

I want this one!
I want this one!
The first pic with my baby!
The first pic with my baby!

I know you're envious. Haha.
I know you’re envious. Haha.

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Enjoy!

He's just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he's a mix of one.
He’s just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he’s a mix of one.
Just enjoying the nice weather....
Just enjoying the nice weather….
Awwww kisses!
Awwww kisses!
"I'm not sure yet if I want to go in."
“I’m not sure yet if I want to go in.”
"Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!"
“Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!”
"Oooo! A Kong toy and it's all mine to play with!"
“Oooo! A Kong toy and it’s all mine to play with!”
"Ok, ok. You can play with it now!"
“Ok, ok. You can play with it now!”
"I'm tiny but I'm tough!"
“I’m tiny but I’m tough!”
"Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!"
“Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!”
"Hey, look kid, I'm trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?"
“Hey, look kid, I’m trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?”
"Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments."
“Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments.”