Is Modeling in my Future??

Backdrop: My cell phone vibrates off the ottoman signaling a call being received

Me:  Hola

(my cousin) Brownie: Hey Bells, guess what!

Me: What? You won the Lotto?

Brownie: Ha! No, I wish. This past weekend my folks and the siblings went to get some dinner. There was a family out in the courtyard taking what looked like family pictures and as I walked by the photographer lady smiled at me.

Me: Cool, where did ya’ll go eat? My mom treated to me to a philly cheesesteak sandwich this weekend. It was so good. She also surprised me with carrot cupcakes.

Brownie: Bells, stay focused here. It is not about where we went to dinner but what happened during dinner. The lady photographer approached my parents about me being in a photo shoot. She said I had nice coloring and a spunky personality. I spent the entire drive home finding ways to convince them.

Me: Well, did you? Are they going to allow you?

Brownie: Yes, Bells!! They did. I had the photo shoot yesterday and it was so much fun. I even got to wear different outfits but they looked funny so I opted out of the rest.

Me: Really? What sort of funny outfits? Funny as in the yellow submarine costume my mom made me wear one year?

Brownie: Not quite that funny but close enough. My mom really had fun. My dad just laughed the entire time, you know him.

Me: So, are you going to be in magazines or what? I think I would make a good model, what do you think? I mean, everyone states I am photogenic.

Brownie: Hey Bells, my mom is calling me to pick up my toys. I will call you later. I will text you one of the pictures so you can use it as my contact pic.

Me: Cool! See you later.

thinking to myself…could I be a model?

 

©Bella

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Back to school equals Naps, Naps, and Naps

Today was day two of my brother returning to school. It was great having him for the summer. We spent countless days hanging out. He even attempted to teach me a new trick or two. Of course, I mastered the new tricks for a few weeks and then I lost interest. For the most part, I spent my days watching him from the comforts of his bed. I enjoyed watching him bounce back and forth on this funny chair which I heard him refer to as a computer chair from time to time. He played computer games and Xbox games with friends near and far. He seems to be a professional with this game. I think it is called CSstop or was it GOC3, I can’t remember. I just know he is really good. He seems to be very passionate about it because there were some days I heard him yelling into his microphone. Sometimes, I have heard that people will raise their voice a bit more than normal when they are passionate about something.

Since he has returned back to school all I can find time to do is NAP. Like seriously, I should be awarded a gold medal for Napping Champion. I think I easily slept almost 22 hours and 20 minutes today. I am already looking forward to my naps tomorrow. #napgoals

On our walk today we stopped to check the mail and when we got back home my name was said during Mail Call. YAY!! I love receiving surprises. It was a package from my favorite people, Canidae Dog Food. They sent me a bag of chewy treats. These treats are amazing! All the flavors they have sent me have all been the best. My favorite thus far is this one. It had cherries in it. This was my first time every trying cherries. It was a weird taste at first but, I fell in love. I asked my mom if she could buy me some this weekend. She told me she would and would even make my favorite homemade meal this weekend. In case, I have never told you all my favorite homemade meal is ground turkey, squash, zucchini, and carrots all mixed together and baked in individual servings of a muffin pan. This time though I asked my mom to add cherries to the mix. Yum! I can’t wait to try it out.

 

©Bella

All I got were pictures…oh and a magnet

My siblings and Mom went on holiday last month. They took a drive to California to visit San Francisco. Along the way they made a short few hours detour to see “The City of Angels.”

As with any holiday they take, I am not able to come along. Luckily, for me one of my mom’s co-workers came to check on me daily. She was really nice. She gave me all the belly rubs I wanted. She also knew how much my mom missed me and worried about me that she took several pictures of me and sent them to her to help ease her mind. I just want to make it known that if my mom and siblings take anymore trips on which I can’t come along, I definitely want Mrs. Z to come to my rescue.

Although, I was a bit sad that they left me behind I had a grand time with my old pal, Romeo. We watched Netflix every night. I would sneak him in after Mrs. Z would leave for the night. I know, I know, I should not have disobeyed the house rules. I just couldn’t help myself. My pal Romeo has been an amazing friend my entire life. For the most part, we watched a lot of HGTV shows which are on Netflix. We did slightly expand our viewing to a few cooking shows as well. You can say I did learn my lesson from last summer when I sort of hosted the party which got of hand. So this time around there were zero parties on my end even if Romeo did his best to convince me. I. stood. my. ground. My biggest dream is to learn how to cook but for now, I will just enjoy my mom doing it for me. Yes, go ahead and call me SPOILED because I am.

Here is the collection of pictures I received from my siblings while they were on the trip.

And of course, my pal Romeo. He can be a Diva. 🙂

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 ©Bella

A Lover’s Triangle

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What a Rascal!!!!

I came home yesterday from visiting my Tia in the hospital. She was admitted due to some complications with her pregnancy. Yea folks, she is having another child. I love my cousin “Baconator” but I am not sure if I will be able to handle two of “them.” I guess only time will tell.

Anyhoo, I had forgotten my cell phone at home since it was a quick out the door type of thing. Well, low and behold I came home and found this picture on my Pawbook timeline. It seems that this hussy has been spending time with MY Simon! Yikes hold up, let me do a rewind. Okay, Simon’s Mom was transferred here to this wonderful (not) city of mine for her job. They have been living here in town since the middle of October. I thought we were dating. We go out often to the movies or dinner and there have been numerous times he just comes over and watches Netflix with the family. I mean geez, we even muzzled bump.

My good friend Emma was the one who text me to give the news about this Dog posting the picture. Word to the wise, when your mom or parents tell you to keep ALL social media private it would be best to adhere to their guidelines. Should I have done that, this would not have been put out there for the world to see.

  1. She should have had the decency to not mess with someone else’s pup.
  2. I have now realized he is just as GUILTY!!!!
  3. What am I saying, there is NO 3. These two deserve each other!

Good Riddance!!

 

©Bella

A night out with the Cousins

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A few nights ago I was invited out to enjoy a night with my cousins. We weren’t sure where to spend our allowance until my cousin Brownie gave me a brilliant idea…Incredible Pizza. Where else could we play some arcade games and get a bite to eat all at the same time?? The pizza however, was not that great! Eli said that DiGiorno’s frozen pizza is much way yummier. We played some skee-ball where I might add I won almost 1000 tickets!!  I am so going to get myself that mini drum set, but I only need 9000 and something more in tickets. <insert SAD face> Of course, Brownie had to come and gloat on how he scored 20,000 tickets on the stop the light game. His niceness shined when he saw how sad I was with my low number of tickets and he gave me some of his. The icing on the top layer of the cake was when Brownie won me one of these rainbow babies. I have the best cousins ever!!

I love spending time with them. I believe family should always spend time with each other.

Now for some sad news, my friend Moses will be moving away. His dad got a new job in Dallas and they will moving in the next few weeks. Luckily, since his dad and my mom are good friends we will still be in each other’s lives. I received the bad news after I got home from our cousin’s night out. He left me a very sad voicemail but since it was really late I did not respond until the next day. We spoke for the better part of an hour and I think there is more he wants to divulge on but I was afraid to continue the conversation for fear he got a bit deep. Moses is a deep thinker…if you know what I mean. On the positive at least Dallas is only five hours away so I am sure my mom and I will be doing a few road trips.

PS…I think Brownie deserves a big, big balloon bouquet so I left my mom a little message last night.

“Mom, can I have an extra $40 added to my allowance this month?” sadly no response yet. <insert DOUBLE SAD face>

©Bella

364 days until Christmas…again.

Yesterday, I celebrated Christmas with my mom and brother. We opened up our stockings. This year my mom was not able to get me an actual present but I am always thankful for the stuff she is able to get me. Despite the setback on the gifts with my name under the tree, she surprised me with extra goodies in my stocking.

In case, it has not been made public when I was four months old my Mom had them perform the surgery on me that took away any chance of I becoming a mother of my own. Due to this, I never had the chance to know what it was to be “mothering” until my brother got me my first “baby.” Since then they have always made sure that I have a baby or two throughout the house.

Here I am with one of the “babies” they bought me on their trip to IKEA earlier in the week.

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This is one of my babies, her name is Belen

My brother said this time he opted to get me one that looked more like me so it could be more of my “baby” than the other ones I have had. I have had babies that were rats, pandas, bears, monkeys, and so many other stuffed animals.

I got a few other treats in my stocking like, another baby, two bags of Canidae soft chews one in Carrot and Kale and the other one is Bison and Pumpkin. They say that pumpkin is really good for the skin. I hope it keeps the wrinkles away.

I ripped through my stocking (okay not really) but I did enjoy sticking my snout in it to pull everything out.

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My stocking that my mom bought me for my first Christmas. I hope to have this stocking for many years to come.

 

I hope everyone of my readers and followers had a wonderful and lovely Christmas.

 

Toodles

❤ Bells

 

©Bella

It’s almost Halloween

I have been MIA for a bit due to having been on restriction. See about a month ago I snuck out of the house to meet up with my friend Moses. He had invited me to catch a dollar movie with him so I thought why not. Well, wrong move.

I was busted! I must have not been fast enough because she caught mid way down the flight of stairs at our apartment complex. I lost usage of my cell phone and internet. I was literally limited to eating, sleeping, and watching Netflix alongside my mom or brother. Even my brother was following the rules this time. 😦

You would have thought he would have been on my side and would sneak my cell phone to me when my mom wouldn’t be looking but NO he wanted to play the good kid. I don’t blame him because he really is a good kid. My brother has never disobeyed our mom. I actually have much respect for him because of that. Unlike our sister, from the stories I have heard she used to sneak out when she was a teenager.

Oh yea, I received a package yesterday. I love receiving things in the mail. I enjoy walking with my mom to check our mailbox and seeing there is a surprise waiting for me.

As you all already know from a few postings ago, shortly after my mom and brother moved out I got very sick. A combination of depression and food allergies almost cost me my life. Luckily, my depression was swept away and we found a dog food company that saved my life. The gift was my little Halloween treat. They sent me a package of Carrot and Kale treats. I have yet to try these but I can just bet they will be tasty. I love all their products especially the Butternut squash treats.

Toodles for now folks!

❤ Bells

 

 

©Bella

My Canidae Halloween treat

My Canidae Halloween treat (click on the picture to check out their website)

Where did the Summer go???

Sorry folks for being out of touch here recently. I have been really busy. My mom, brother, and sister traveled to New Orleans in June and that allowed me time to hang out with my Pampaw and Auntie Gina for awhile. My mom actually had faith in me to stay home alone and well like the saying goes…What happens at home when mom is in New Orleans stays a secret.

My friend Lizzie and Emma came over the first night to keep me company as we were expecting a pretty decent size storm. We rented a few movies which kept me up way past my bedtime. I think my Pampaw knew something was up the next day when he came to check up on me and found me still asleep at 4:30 in the afternoon. Of course, my Pampaw was once young himself so I knew I could count on him to not mention anything to my mom about the pizza boxes thrown on the floor and the empty mangonada cups. Those three days were awesome.

My mom recently joined Tupperware and I the good daughter that I am have been helping her network her business. As much as I have been wanting to get my next blog post out to you all, I knew that getting this business up and going was important to her so I waited patiently. Along with this waiting, I have helped with walking the neighborhoods and leaving brochures. She seems to be doing well with it, so I will be understanding if she is not able to type up my postings when I am wanting them to be. I love seeing her smile when I stand guard as she unpacks her boxes and packs up her customer orders.

My friend Simon made his way back to England. He will be back during the holidays. I miss him already. We actually got to Skype last night. Apparently, he has met someone and will be bringing her down to meet me. All I know is, she better be nice to my best friend. Her name is Chloe and she is a French Bulldog. I will try to post a picture on my next post. He sent one to me on my phone but I still have not mastered how to use it and I just can not seem to see the pictures correctly. My brother keeps telling me that it is not something I am doing but something on Simon’s end.

My cousin Payton will be coming to visit me this weekend. I am really looking forward to hanging out with her. Now that she is a bit older, I actually enjoy her company. Back in the day, I would get really agitated with her but that did not lessen the amount of love I have for her. She is like my baby sister since my mom will no longer be having kids.

Well I must go now because I need to prepare for my mom’s birthday on Thursday. My sister just text and said we are taking her out to eat so I need to start the baking process.

Chocolate cake or German Chocolote cake…decisions decisions???

©Bella

A cup of tea, a biscuit, and my friend Simon

Sorry for the MIA folks but I have been having the best summer ever! My close friend Simon paddled his way from across the “pond” Framlingham, Suffolk, England to be exact. I have been the best tour guide. Well, at least that is what he has told everyone back home.

I took him to the Tower of the Americas. That excursion was an excursion all in itself. Our elevator got stuck half way up to the observation deck! Needless, to say that my claustrophobia took a massive hit. Here we were almost 42 stories high surrounded with at least 10 other people. It was a nightmare. It took almost two hours for firefighters to rescue us. I did however, make a few new acquaintances. Or as my mom calls it, networking.

We walked the Riverwalk. He actually enjoyed that. I am not quite sure why, but there is not one thing I like about downtown. I think it is congested with so many cars that you can not walk comfortably nor safely. We took pictures at every corner as if we were both tourists. I had forgotten how silly he could be.

He was hoping to visit some of the other attractions such as Sea World and Fiesta Texas but seeing as they are not animal friendly my mom could only drive up along the side so he could see a few of the amusement park rides in action.

He did complain about the heat, I don’t blame him. I live here and I myself can not stand our climate forecast. He almost passed out on me on his third day here when our heat index hit 101. I should have been cautious with him but he wanted to tour the town. I told it was best if we just went to places that were indoors and had a/c.

I miss my ol’friend already. Luckily, he will be back for fall break and will celebrate Turkey day with us.

Bella's World meet Simon  (enjoying a romp at the dog park)

Bella’s World meet Simon
(enjoying a romp at the dog park)

 

©Bella

A little bit of Brownie and Eli

I was woken up about ten minutes ago by the sound of my text message notification. It was my cousin Brownie who text me to ask if I wanted to hang out with them {them being him and his younger brother Eli} later today. Brownie is a year older than I am so his insomnia is a lot worse than mine. (insert a yawn here)

This is how it all transpired.

Brownie: Bells wake up. You have two minutes to respond to me before I call and have your ring tone go off loudly by your ear.

Me: One snore after another. (now looking at the dimly lit phone screen with one eye closed and one eye partially opened) Nope, not happening. Another snore followed by the reminder notification. Now I was up.

What’s up Brownie? You do realize the time, right?

Brownie: Duh! Were you asleep? Sorry. I just figured you would be awake like I was. Anyhow. I was wondering if you wanted to hang out with me and Eli later today. I thought maybe we could grab some lunch somewhere and maybe hit up a Petco or something. I have been wanting this new toy that apparently is indestructible. It is from the makers of Kong something. I did a few chores around the house and my Mom surprised me with a well starched $20 bill.

Me: That sounds like fun. I just have to make sure my Mom and brother did not have any plans. Who is going to take us. You know my doggy license was suspended after I drove my doggie wagon into that ditch for trying to drift. Before you say it, yes I know just because I love watching the Fast and the Furious movies does not mean to go out and try it. I just could not help myself, lesson learned.

Brownie: Bells, I was not even going to mention how stupid that was but since you did, it was stupid. However; like you said lesson learned. Well, I can see if I can sneak the keys to my Dad’s motorcycle but I am not sure if Eli would do okay with it. He is having some balancing issues right now. If not, we can figure something out. I wish the bus came by our house. I totally could take lead and ride the bus all around this city just like that dog did up in Seattle awhile back. Maybe, I can ask my Mom if she can drop us off at the park and ride and then we can ride the bus from there. Are you cool with riding public transportation?

Me: I have never gone alone before but I am sure I could be okay with it. I will just take my phone and my coin purse with some extra change. Plus my Mom is now making me carry a portable charger just in case of an emergency. You know how she is. So where do you want to go. We can go somewhere near here or halfway between the both of us.

Brownie: I tell you what, let me talk it over with my Mom and Dad and I will send you a text message later this morning. Eli is over here snoring away and I also need to get some sleep.

Me: Sounds like a plan but can I just throw it out there that I have been craving some Chipotle. I love their chicken bowls.

So with that last text message I placed my head back onto my feather pillow and slowly returned to my slumber.