Bella Erin had her dream of a perfect family. She wasn’t concerned if there were children or not. She wanted a small yard where she could run and chase her ball. She needed someone to take her on a daily walk around a block. Two walks would be even better. She wanted a person she could cosy up next to, or at least be in the room with.
Ruth and Pablo had a German Shepherd for years who died last year. This time they wanted a Bulldog. They were looking for one who would chase the ball in the yard, and go on short walks a couple times a day. Ruth works from home and wanted one who would hang out with her in the office and keep her company.
Bella made herself at home instantly. She has a crate, food and water bowls and a toy box in the kitchen. She has a bed in the family room and one in mom’s office.
Looks like our adoption coordinators made the perfect match. Happy trails sweet girl.
Since she had a problem with a dog before she entered rescue, we have been slow about introducing her to ours. We will do that gradually over the weekend. She did have a brief meeting with two yesterday and did fine. When mine come up to her in her crate, she does not react beyond wiggling her whole body in excitement.
She is crate trained and has not had an accident in the house. We had our first walk this morning. Like most puppies, she hears and sees everything.
She seems a very delightful girl.
7/14/21 Update: I have never been around more than one dog at a time, so this week has been a learning experience. Foster pop said he would not overwhelm me. He said something about slow introductions. I have been meeting the four dogs here one at a time and then spending some time with two at a time. Today, I finally got to spend time outside and inside with all five of us together. The dogs are all sizes and colors, so that has been really different for me.
It has been a fun experience, but I am still afraid sometimes. Foster pops tries to comfort me and tells me it will be alright. But sometimes I still crouch and cower. But I am getting more confident around everyone.
I can’t wait to see what the next week holds for me!