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.

Read Pascal Inard's full bibliography here with list of all published and forthcoming work.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We are getting ready for our Halloween party, it's going to be grrrrreat, many of our friends are coming; we know that many of you are also preparing your own Halloween party and we have seen some of your amazing costumes. So have a great Halloween my friends and in our next post, we'll tell you all about our party !

Thanks to our friends for posting about our book, we are so happy they have enjoyed it !
Country Corgis
Maggie and Mitch
Benny and Lily
Maggie Mae

Our first blogaversary is in 6 days and to thank all our followers for their encouragement, support and love during the past year, we would like to offer the postage to those who want to buy our book.
So how does it work ?
If you want to buy our book, send us an email at westiebella@gmail.com and then we'll send you a Paypal request for the sum of $20.00 (Australian Dollars) per book, wherever you live which means you don't have to pay for postage ! Once you've paid, we'll send you our book. If any of your friends are interested, you can tell them too.

Take care my friends and be safe.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The most beautiful flower in my garden

I have a lovely garden with many beautiful flowers

But this is the most beautiful of them all :

Bella, look, you're in Dog's Life Magazine !

Honey's Mum wrote a great article about how to have a birthday party for your dog :

What about you my friends, have you had a party for your birthday or gotcha day ?

And did you know in one week's time, we're celebrating our first blogaversary, we're so excited !

If I had a flower for every time I think of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Tennyson

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happiness is ... a walk around the block.

We're so happy when we go for a walk around the block that we'd like like to share this with you; join us as we go for a walk around our neighbourhood :

Come on Ollie, let's go !
There are so many things to smell !

We love to say hello to the cats !

There are some beautiful flowers - Dad is happy because he loves to take photos :

Sit before you cross the road !

I think the road is clear now, let's go Ollie !

We're preparing our Halloween party, if you want to join us, send your photos at westiebella@gmail.com before Saturday - we'll have lot's of fun !

Dogs are miracles with paws
Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sharing our happiness, paw step by paw step

We are so grateful for everything in our life that makes us happy : our loving family, our health, our lovely house, our wonderful friends, the beautiful nature that surrounds us and so many things....

We know that sharing our happiness makes it even bigger, so when we made our book "Paw Steps to Happiness", we knew that we could use it to spread happiness around us.

We would like to share with you what we did yesterday to share our happiness.

In the morning Mum and Dad went to two opportunity shops in our suburb to donate some books that they will sell to raise funds : one supports the Australian Animal Protection Society, the other supports the work of Saint Matthew's church, where we went for the blessing of the pets

In the afternoon Mum and Dad went to the Starlight express room of the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital to donate some books to cheer up the children and their families.
I wish I could've gone with them, I love children, but look, Mum got me a beautiful Starlight ball ! This is how she found out about Starlight, when she saw some volunteers selling balls and other fun stuff. Starlight  Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need. We are so happy to be able to contribute !

Mum and Dad brought a soft toy Mini Bella and I lent her one of my dresses so the children could see what I'm like :

Mum and Dad met Captain Starlight and Princess Starlight; they are amazing people who do so much to make the children feel better : Captain Starlight’s sole purpose is to bring smiles to sick children by distracting them from their illness and pain using entertainment and engagement. In the eyes of a child, Captain Starlight is a magical super hero, bringing laughter, games, magic and all kinds of fun activities into their lives. Captain Starlight helps children forget they are chronically unwell.

Mum, I think you should join the Starlight team, you would be a great princess Starlight !

And then they met Oscar the wonderful dog who visits the children in Hospital :

I'd love to do what Oscar does; Mum says I have to go to school to learn how to be a volunteer dog and that I have to be very well behaved - well that shouldn't be a problem, I'm always well behaved !

Oscar is like me, he love treats !
Mum and Dad had a wonderful afternoon with the everyone at the Starlight Express Room and would like to thank Starlight for everythuing they do for the children.

We would love to hear from you, my dear friends, what you do to share your happiness ? Remember, it can be a simple as a smile or a lick ! Tell us at westiebella@gmail.com

Great news from our friend Cinnabar !
Cinnabar came home from the hospital yesterday and her Mum Linda was so happy and relieved.
Her platelets are back to normal but she is tired so she needs to rest and continue to take her medicines; she has to go to the vet for another blood test next Thursday so hopefully it will still be OK.
She is really happy to be with her lovely Mum who is to take good care of her : ysterday she had some rump treat for a treat, yummy !
Linda would like to thank everyone for their prayers, it really made a difference - it's the power of the paw !

Love in your heart wan't put there to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love my BIG new toy

Playing with toys always makes me happy, and I'm having lots of fun with this BIG toy :

I wanted to go for a drive to see my friends, but Mum and Dad said no, because I don't have my license

It's not fair, I promise I'll be careful and put on my seat belt !!!

Meanwile, Ollie is rocking in his baby chair because he's a little Pup !

News from our friends :

Our friend Honey is playing a human look alike game; do you want to play, you have to find a photo of ab human who looks like you.
Dad says I look like Father Christmas and I make everyone so happy, with me it's Christmas every day !

And I think Ollie looks like Price Charles - but Mum wasn't too happy, she prefers Father Christmas, he's much nicer. But Prince Charles is Royal and so is Ollie ! What do you think, do you know someone else with big ears who looks like Ollie ?

Cinnabar's Mum thanks you all for your prayers; please continue to pray as she is still in the hospital because her platelets are still low and the vet has to give her more medicine.
Her Mum misses her so much; she can only see her for a short time after her work and it's so long for her without Cinnabar. We can understand how she feels, I wish I could go and visit her !

I love ducks, they are so cute !

News from our book

We have sent a copy of the book to Starlight Children's foundation : it brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. They loved it and we will give some more copies for the children in hospital. Mum is so happy she can bring happiness to children. More on that later.
We will give some copies to the local dog shelter so that they can sell them to raise funds, and a book shop is going to sell some too - with the money raised, we will print more to give again.

Give willingly, care graciously, live a full life, love one another and be cconfident in who you are
Lynne Kooig

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hooray, our book is here !

Look, our new book has finally arrived from the printers !

We have sent it to our friends who are the stars of the book.

I hope it brings happiness to all those who read it :

If you want to buy it, you can do so using Paypal; the prices are in Australian dollars but Paypal will convert to your currency; if you want more than 1 copy contact us at westiebella@gmail.com

Price includes postage - select your country :

News from our dear friends :

Go and say hello to our new friends, the Meadowland Scotties ; here's Bella, isn't she beautiful !

The Fiesty three have a Paws of Prayer page where you can join a circle of prayer for friends who need the Power of the Paw.

Please join us in praying for the health of our dear friend Cinnabar; She has low blood platelets; she has some medication but she is at the hospital for observation :

If you want to join us for our Halloween party, send your photos to westiebella@gmail.com

Have a great weekend my friends and take care !

No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are - it is never too late to be who you are meant to be
Esther & Jerry Hicks

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yummy cookies in a cute cookie jar

Mum found this really nice cookie jar :

It looks like me, except for the flower

Please Mum, could I have some of those yummy scottish cookies that are inside ?

We had a very nice visitor in our garden, but we weren't allowed to go and see him - I think Dad was afraid we'd have him for lunch !

It's not fair, we love cute little duckies !

Discover what you love best, then follow your dreams to happiness

Friday, October 8, 2010

The dogs ate my (home)work !

We love when Dad works from home, and we also love his work, it's quite yummy, thanks Dad !

I'm not sure if Dad's work will be too happy though, I think we'll have to behave if we want Dad to keep working from home !

We got 3 awards
Thank you so much to our friends Patrice Benny and Lily and Ruthie.

Prepare your Halloween costumes
We're going to have a Halloween party and you are all invited ! Send me a photo with your costume and we will all get together and have fun.

(PS you can also send it to a Halloween Doggie contest called Cutest Pet Halloween Ideas where you can win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon).

Anais thanks you all for all your birthday wishes; she wants to share with you her latest art work :

Take care my friends and have a good week-end !

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle
Albert Einstein
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