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, April 11, 2010

A fun day at the Kingston Pet Expo

Mum made me a special outfit to go to the Kingston Pet Expo :

I entered 3 competitions : Happiest dog, owner-dog look-alike and best dressed

Here I am with Dad at the owner-dog look-alike competition :

I didn't win any prizes, but I had a great time, I met a lot of doggies, Mum found me some new outfits and Mum and Dad made some new friends and spread the word about my blog.
And by the way, if the public had their way, I would probably have won something because many people said I should have won - which competition do you think I should have won ?
Mum and Dad talked to the people at Beagle Rescue Victoria; they do a great job helping beagle owners and saving beagles who can't be cared for any more.

They also discovered the beautiful story of Dion :
Dion Beasley is a young aboriginal boy living in Tennant Creek , which is in the Australian outback. Being profoundly deaf and suffering muscular distrophy, Dion expresses himself through his unique drawing of dogs, which are reproduced in postcards, bags, and clothing; the proceeds of sales of these items are placed in a trust which has been estalished to assist Dion in this future. If you want to find out more, you can contact Janet Curriez, a volunteer who does a great job promoting Dion's artwork, at ejcurriez2@aapt.net.au.

Last week I got 2 awards from my doggie friends :

Hamish McTavish awarded me a prize for best easter costume (The bee costume); check out his web site, it's really cool and he has a fan club on Facebook.

And then I got a beautiful blogger award from my friend Dory

The rules say that I have to say seven beautiful things about myself :
  1. I'm really patient when I pose for photos, no matter what sort of outfit Mum finds for me (but I'm not so patient when it comes to going out for a walk !)

  2. I'm Mum's fuzzy slippers

  3. I'm very loyal - when someone goes out, I wait at the window until they come back

  4. I bring joy, laughter and happiness around the house (and around the world, thanks to my blog)

  5. Everyone says I'm cute

  6. I share my sofa with my family
And now I'll pass on the award to seven of my friends :

Did you know it's my birthday on the 14th of April ? Mum is preparing me a surprise, I can't wait !

Don't forget, any comment posted on my blog makes you eligible to win my book, even if you comment on older blog entries, so check out the blog history !
And don't forget, if you send me your address at westiebella@gmail.com , you will get a little surprise if you don't win the book...



Hi Bella,

We think you should have won all four contests! What? You say there were only three? Oh well, the fourth one was for MOST ADORABLE!

Luv ya Bella and your cute costume! Your mommy is sooo smart!

Riley and Star.

the booker man said...

miss bella,
sounds like you're having a super awesome weekend! that pet expo looked like totally fun, and i loooove your costume. i think you shoulda won all the contests.
oh, and gratsers on your shiny awards!! :)
the booker man

houndstooth said...

Bella, I definitely think you should have won best dressed, and probably some other contests, too!

We really like that drawing. We'll have to look for more of his artwork!

Congratulations on your awards!


P.S. Treat and Hawk would have both been happy to have given you their autographs, but they are no longer with us.

Anonymous said...

Bella - you shoulda won ALL the contests! I can't imagine that any dogs were cuter or happier than you!

Congratulations on your awardies! And I likes the beautiful things you said abouts yourself.

Oh, and that artwork is very Most Amazing!

Wiggles & Wags,

Molly the Airedale said...

Thank you so much for passing the award onto us, Bella! We are honored!
And we agree with everyone else - you should have won all of the contests! You are ALWAYS the best-dressed doggie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hi Bella,

We think you should have won too!! - you had a precious costume.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Diana Chiew said...

It would have been nice to win in the competitions. Nevermind that you didn't, at least you've join in the fun.

Congratulations on your award and thanks for passing it on to us.

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Bella! Woo should have won all of those contests, woo are sooo cute!
Congrats on the awards, I loved reading about what makes woo so special!
Have a happy Day!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Jesse the Westie said...

Can't believe you didn't win, you look fantastic! Oh well I guess the judges didn't have any fashion sense!


Remington said...

Congrats on your well deserved awards! And your outfit is so pretty! Thank you for the award....you are so kind to think of me....

Ann said...

Well hello Bella. Duke and I just found your blog. He's a Westie too but a much scruffier looking one than you. Love all those outfits of yours. Have a great day

ocmist said...

I don't know why you didn't win anything because you really were well dressed. I didn't see your Dad so don't know how much you look like him,though.

Looked like a really fun place to go and meet lots of other doggies! We enjoyed going to watch the SplashDogs awhile back! These dog events are FUN!!! Pippin & Gimli from Corgi Country

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

You so deserved to win everything...we think that you do look very much like your Daddy!!


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