Monday, January 5, 2009

She's a keeper.

We have officially adopted Bella into our family. Our one week trial was over yesterday and we had a family discussion and vote. It was unanimous... we are in love with her and I think from her reaction today, she is in love with us too.

Today, the girls went to school and poor Bella cried and cried. I mean for over 2 hours! She was home with me, but that wasn't enough. It wasn't even enough when Steve was here. You have never seen a more excited doggie when the girls came home on the bus at 4:00 PM. She wiggled from head to toe and tried to lick them to pieces.
Bella sleeps with Abby at night. Since Kippy has a loft bed, she decided to sleep in a sleeping bag on Friday night so that Bella could sleep with her. I told Steve that I wouldn't be surprised if Kippy asked to have a different bed so she could have more Bella time.

I did notice my eyes bothering me and some nasel stuffiness by the 5th day, but decided that I am willing to take a Clariton pill and use eye drops as needed just so we can keep her. This also means that the girls have primary grooming/care-taking responsibilities. Just look at this precious little face.... so worth it.

In true "Sell" tradition, Bella has a bunch of new nicknames.... "Bellarooska", "Bella-Wella" and "Itchty-Scratchity-Bo-Bo" (taken from Good Boy Fergus), which gets shortened to "Bo-Bo".


the mom~ said...

She is precious, can't wait to meet her...but NO licking me Ella Bella Blueberry!

Lori said...

I am so excited for you guys! I just love her cute little face. Such a doll. Congratulations.

Heather said...

So happy for your family and for Bella! She's such a sweetie! As expected, Madi has been asking DAILY for a dog!