A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum !

It's Mum's birthday party today, so I have to find something nice to wear !

I love the dress, but I think I'll find a nice hat :

My sister Amelie also dressed up, isn't she cute ?

Here I am with Amelie, Mum and Matthew :

Happy Birthday Mum, we all love you !

Friday, February 26, 2010

Trying a new hat

Mum found me this beautiful hat so I tried it on straight away, but wait, there's a problem, it covers my ears - how am I going to hear anything ?

Lucky for me, Mum is very talented with needles and scissors, she made some holes in the hat so that my ears  can come out. While she was doing that, I had time to change into this beautiful dress, I love it. That's much better, well done Mum !


Some readers of my blog have been wondering where all my beautiful outfits come from, so let me tell you a secret : Mum goes to opportunity shops where she always finds me these gorgeous dresses and accessories and for really cheap too. I don't mind that they have been worn before, I love being able to change so often.

Love, Bella.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Knitting is not for me !

Mum loves craft and she does some really beautiful things in sewing, knitting, felting and drawing, so she asked me if I wanted to try knitting, so I said yes, why not ? But it's in fact much harder than it looks, I mean what I am supposed to do with these needles ? I think I'll stick with painting.

Here's a sample of Mum's craft work; I love angels so this one's my favourite, well done Mum !

May your guardian angel protect you, bless you and guide you every day.

Love, Bella.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tribute to Hamish

My family was so sad to hear about dear Hamish passing away; when I started my blog 3 months ago, Hamish was one of my first blog friends. We really loved him and we will always remember him.
As a tribute to Hamish who loved his red coat so much, I have dressed in red :

Mum and Dad said that Hamish has gone to Rainbow bridge with all the other beloved pets and that one day he will be reunited with his Mum Gail.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time to rest

After all my exciting adventures, sometimes I need a bit of rest; let me show you some of my favourite places to have a rest.

This is the sofa; it's quite comfortable :

It's also a good place to watch what's happening in the street and let the whole family know when a cat, a dog or a human is walking past the house, but I can't understand why they don't appreciate me raising the alarm !

This is my bed, also very comfortable; it's also a good place to store my toys, I like Eeyore so much that Mum got me 5 of them !

This is my personal armchair, so I complain every time someone sits on it, but Mum said it was actually a present she got for Dad !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day !

We had a beautiful saint Valentine's day celebration - I hope you had one too !

I love this day, because I think Love is so important. It means so much to say "I love you" not only to your lover but to your family and your friends. It's important that we all love each other every day not just on Saint Valentine's day !

Dad bought me some lovely flowers, they smell so nice, thanks Dad !
(In fact I think they were also for Mum...)

Today is also the Chinese new year, and I'm very happy because it's the year of the Tiger and I love tigers. Look at my friend Snowy, he's the same colour as me !


Friday, February 12, 2010

I want to be a bridesmaid !

Mum found me this beautiful dress and flowers so now I am ready to be a bridesmaid.
The only problem is ... I don't know anyone who's getting married, but if you do, tell them I'd love to be their bridesmaid.

And happy Valentine's day to everyone - I think it's a beautiful day to celebrate love, not just romantic love, but also family love and love of two-legged or four-legged friends (without forgetting our winged friends as well.
Lots of doggie love from me, Bella.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I love flowers !

I love flowers, so Mum found me some pretty flowers to put on my head and this lovely dress.

However, I don't find it very practical for running and Dad said I look like a flower pot, so I took it off and put this instead so I can look pretty and still be able to run - the best of both worlds, don't you think ?

Friday, February 5, 2010

I love Beatrix Potter !

Mum found me some Beatrix Potter books, I love them, especially Peter Rabbit, he's so cute !

I'd like to introduce to you Wombie the fluffy wombat, we adopted her while we were on holidays in the Grampians and now she's part of the family.
Here's a photo of her : It was a hot day and she wanted to cool down so we stopped at this rock pool in the Grampians; she was a bit hesitant at first, but then she dived in and loved it !


Have a good weekend !

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mango Minster competition

Have you been to the Mango Minster competition yet ? It's on until Sunday; currently you can vote for "Bad Sports", and soon you will be able to vote for Terriers - this my entry :

Good luck to all the terriers in the competition, I can't wait to see who wins !

I sent my friend Julep a letter and a photo of me with a lovely hat Mum found me, go and have a look, it's on her blog !

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A fashion parade (part 1)

"To start this year's doggie fashion parade, here is Bella the Westie in a lovely dress; it's very light and perfect for those hot summer days; but before we introduce to you our next model, we would like to point out that our models refused to appear on the catwalk until we changed its name to dogwalk

Girls, to look romantic for Valentine's day, how about this lovely dress modelled by the beautiful Julep, isn't it lovely ? So who will the lucky boy to be her Valentine ?

Our models will be back with some more beautiful outfits to display the latest fashion, but we'll be very happy to have some other doggies to join them. If you have a photo of you wearing a beautiful outfit, please leave a comment with your blog's reference and we'll include it in the next part of our fashion parade."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Bella !

As I'm the youngest one at home (turning 2 on April 14 !), I'm often called "Baby Bella", but Mum and Dad say it's also because they find me so cute (in fact, in human years, I will be 14 this year., so older than my brother who's turning 12). Mum found me these nice baby pyjamas and a nice teddy bear to have a really good night - Thanks Mum, I love them !

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