Finally I have been able to sneak this little bitty blue box into my comfort zone (the bed) and get to tell everyone how I am doing in my new home.
I was officially here one month on February 6th. I have to say me thinks, things are going pretty gosh darn good. My first week was a little rough, all though I love my fur-siblings very much we had a few issues with the kibbles (not me, Winston). See I am a pretty laid back girl and still trying to get the hang of how things work in the hound house. I know that Winston has been here the longest and he still had to be reminded that Mom is at the top of the pecking order. BOL
Since I spent so much time on my own in a back yard with nobody to feed me or love me, I am still trying to figure out this whole "house" routine. I have used my doggie door since the first day I came to my fur-ever home. I have never had an accident which, Mom says that is awesome for being an outside dog for 2 years. I don't sleep in a crate anymore, but sleep on a baby bed mattress with a soft doggie cushion on top of it with a nice fleece blanket, next to my momma's side of the bed. I sleep all night long and get up at about 5:00am when Mom gets up. Amiee plays major bitie face with me first thing, she so happy in the mornings and loves to get the day started and I just go along with it. We then gets to go outside to potty and do our business, and when we come back inside Mom has our breakfast all fixed up for us so we can eat and get ready to take our morning nap after Mom goes to work. As soon as Mom leaves we open the bedroom door and run in there and crawl back in bed with Dad for a few more hours of snuggles.
Mom says that each new day brings me a little bit more out of my shell. She has found that I love socks and anything that can come out of the clothes basket (clean or dirty). They will usually make their way out the doggie door or to a very special place on the bed. I like to gather all my things throughout the day and keep them safe with me. I have gained 2 pounds in the month that I have been here. My vetman says that Mom has to be the only one that can get a dog to gain weight on LIGHT dog food. BOL I love to play and lounge outside on our doggie beds with my fur-siblings. We run and play and snuggle together at night after we complete the Basset 500.
Mom and Dad have found that my least favorite time of the day is early evening hours when the sun is setting and it is beginning to get dark outside. Darkness seems to be my weakness and scares me the most. Mom has been trying new things to try to help this transition go smoother for me. One thing she found this weekend was if she places my fleece coat on me around 4:00pm, I seem to do a little better with my transition to darkness. So we are trying this out to see if it works, she thinks my fleece coat is acting somewhat like a “Thunder Shirt” and gives me some security. Actually she has named my fleece coat “Bella’s super duper power coat”, she thinks it gives me super powers to overcome my fears. Me thinks she can be a little silly at times, but hey I go along with it to humor her. BOL
Do I look like I have super powers?
Mom has said that she is so glad that I “Bella” decided to adopt them.
P.S...Mom wants to know if any of my new blog friends can suggest a good place to purchase doggie clothes at. She says I have a few functions coming up and I need some new clothes to wear. Anybody got any good suggestions for online pet clothes?