Once Mrs. S and I got started on my list I couldn’t stop at just one thing.


Here’s my top 10 list. 

  1. Mr. C for taking good care of me
  2. Mrs. S for thinking up fun things to do
  3. Boat rides with a milkbone treat
  4. Mail and the treats Chunk sends to me 
  5. Visits from Sadie, Luna and Mulligan
  6. My orthopedic foam bed  
  7. Crumbs on the floor
  8. Walks with Mr. C and Mrs. S
  9. All my trips with Mr. C and Mrs. S 
  10. Snowplows-now I have a place to pee

Now to the feast-we have guests coming so I need to have my water bowl filled, hide my favorite rug and orange ball and wear a smile on my face.  Here’s what happened last week when Luna and Sadie came to visit.

brownie and sadie 022.JPG.

Sadie took my favorite napping place under the table.

winter and soup and coffee cake 021.JPG

Sadie and Luna fought over my toys.

Here their owner Chris had our undivided attention.

.winter and soup and coffee cake 024.JPG

He had promised treats if we’d all get along. So I am going to do my best at our feast on Thursday when they come again. I’m sure Mrs. S will have lots of yummy treats planned for us all.



Love, Bella

P.S. Today I’ve a new worry-I heard talk recently about a trip out West.




Snow Day-Snow Day

I could hardly see anything out the window. Mr. C said it was whiteout conditions whatever that means. All I know is there’s a whole lot of snow today.

My first clue…guess this means no more dining al fresco for me.


Second clue…


Looks like Mr. C and Mrs. S are not driving anywhere with over a foot of snow.

But for me it was Snow Day-Snow Day and I wasn’t even at school!

I leaped, pranced and jumped through the snow. Mr. C said I acted just like a puppy even though I know I’m middle-aged. I was having lots of fun.




I’m not sure why Mr. C thought we needed orange today. I ask you how could a hunter even see a deer with weather like this?.

We tried taking a walk to the mailbox  but there were so many trees down we had to go home. Mr. C needed his chainsaw. I was exhausted, went inside to nap. Bad me again, did not lift  a paw to help them clear trees. I thought they had it all under control.

Love, Bella

It’s a Winter WonderlandIMG_5107.JPG




Orange and More Orange

I wasn’t overly  confident when Mrs. S declared “We’re suitably attired for the season but there’s no guarantee!”

Can you recognize Mr. C and Mrs. S ?



I’m back at the lake right in the middle of deer season. What were Mr.C and Mrs. S thinking returning to the battlefield. Shots heard off in the distance have kept me in the yard except for my daily supervised walks. Watching Mr. C and Mrs. S doing yard work from my hole has tired me out and bad me, I never lifted one paw to help them.

Lucky me, I’m still able to dine al fresco with lots of warm days but I’ve heard snow is headed our way and lots of it.


Last night well into my evening nap time I was having some kind of nightmare. I woke up quickly and barked to go outside. Mr. C wondered what my hurry was but I wasn’t gone long. I gave a weak bark to be let inside because my mouth was full. I dragged my bone in that I had buried months ago in Paul’s yard. I think I’d been dreaming something or someone was trying to find it and I needed to get it fast . I dropped the bone on my special towel where it would be safe and promptly went back to sleep.


I’m thinking with all this snow coming hunters will want to stay home but Mr.C says they like snow. It’easier to track the deer. I’ve only seen three lately that ran quickly by me and I gave up trying to catch them. Guess my barking must have scared them off into the deep woods.

I’ve been told I get to spend Thanksgiving at the lake. Hopefully I will make it safely through the next 7 days so I can enjoy Mrs. S ‘s feast.

Love, Bella.