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, May 30, 2010

A beautiful surprise and a happy day at the zoo !

Dad's work organised a day at the Melbourne zoo, so when Mum and Dad said they were going with Amelie, Anais and Matthieu, I asked if I could go because I wanted to say hello to all the animals, but they said that dogs aren't allowed, which I think is not fair, but I guess I could probably get eaten by a tiger ! However I had a wonderful surprise which really made my day, a parcel from my good friends, Derby and Julep !

So while my family was at the zoo, I enjoyed all the wonderful presents from Katie (Derby and Julep's Mum) - a lovely jumper, cap, water bottle and toy. My family will love the other gifts : pen, book, towel, sticker, "I love my Westie" magnet, Christmas bag and "All dogs are pets, Westies are family." sign, but what about the teddy bear, both Mum and I want it, we'll have to find a way to share it !

Mum and Dad, please send me to Derby and Julep's house in Mariland, I'm ready to go, jut put some stamps ! 

Thank you so much Katie, Wilson, Derby and Julep for spoiling me and my family, we are so happy ! You are such good friends, we love sharing love, tenderness and happiness with you and all our friends.

Go and see Julep and derby's blog; Derby and Julep and adorable and their Mum Katie takes beautiful photos.

When my family came back from the zoo, I was so happy to see them, and they were so happy to see me too, you should have seen them, it looked like they had been away for months !

They enjoyed learning about the animals and seeing how well the zoo cares for them and protects them; animals can teach us so much about the wonderful world we live in and how important it is to look after it and all the living things that we share the earth with.

The Melbourne zoo has animals from all around the world, but Dad wanted to share with you photos of some of the animals that live like us in this marvelous country "down under".

The soft and friendly kangaroo and koala - did you know that koala is an aborigine word that means "does not drink", because it never drinks ? 

The cute fairy penguin and playful seal that live like us in the state of Victoria - many of the seals at the zoo were rescued; this one, Tarwin, was found at a farm ater crossing 6km of land in search of food.

A cute little frog (remember the tadpole photo sent by Bunny in my previous post ?) - I love frogs too !

Mum and Dad Croc are having a cuddle while Joanna the Goanna is looking for something to eat.

A bearded dragon and some colourful rainbow lorikeets - my sister would love to have a bearded dragon, maybe he could have his own blog like me !

Mum said that some of the  animals were a bit sad in their cages, but all the animals are well looked after and have some very good carers and this zoo always reproduces as much as possible the animals' natural environment. It has some lovely gardens and very good facilities, so if you are in Melbourne don't miss it !

I'm happy to have such a lovely family who spoil me and love me and I think about the dogs who are not as lucky as me. I play a lot, run a lot and have so much fun and I love sharing my happiness with all my friends !

Last week, one of my photos was featured on the web site Cute Overload and many people went to see my blog; here's what one of them said : "Bella’s website just restored my faith in humanity. Thank you thank you thank you thank you to all you people who love, cherish, adore, respect, save, protect, and provide homes for the animals!!!". Well said, and I say thank you too !
If you go and have a look, please note that the story was made up by the Cute Overload Team, my name is not Gertrude and I do not play bridge !

Please pray for Oskar's Mum as she is in hospital; we send her all our wishes of healing and recovery.

To all our friends in the USA, we hope you have a happy and safe memorial day.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder; when you are away from your loved ones, think of the joy of seeing them again and then cherish every minute you have with them.


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Bella, you sure had a great day! That's a wonderful box of surprises you got in the mail!! I love the pictures of the animals and the information about them...the ones at the zoo! Thanks for sharing!! We will pray for Oskar's mom that she get much better. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Remington said...

Oskar's mom will be in our thoughts and prayers. You certainly had a great day. Nice presents! Love all the pics! Thanks for sharing!

houndstooth said...

Cute Overload is certainly the place for pictures of you! I've never seen anybody with cuter pictures! Congratulations on being picked!


Bailey said...

Beautiful pics! My Mom loves the zoo!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hello Bella's lovely family. Great Zoo day, wasn't it?
It's so nice of Derby and Julep to send you cute pressies, enjoy Bella.

Martha said...

What great presents you got Bella - even if you didn't get to go to the zoo. We agree that is an unfair policy that zoo's have - same here - you would have to wait in kennels!!!
So you were just as well at home with all your cute gear.
We loved the pics from the zoo - especially your family - they are lovely - well for humans!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bella!
You got very nice presents!
And your family sure had a great time at the zoo!
I loved all the pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Well, I just don't see why they won't let dogs in the zoo. I mean, they've got every other kind of animal in there! Oh, well, I'm glad your family had a good time anyway. Those pictures your dad took are just gorgemous!

You sure did get some Most Beautiful pressies, Bella. You furends are just the sweetest!

Congratulations on getting to be in Cute Overload! It's very much well deserved cuz gosh, I can't think of any doggie that's cuter than you!

Wiggles & WAgs,

How Sam Sees It said...

I just love all of your outfits! You really received some wonderful gifts.


Scooter said...

Very interesting pictures of the animals at the zoo. I dont think it is very fair that we cant got to stuff like that too. Sure looks like that ole frog has a hold of you!!


bichonpawz said...

What a great bunch of pictures!!! I think maybe it's good that they don't let you go to the zoo....because your mom and dad want to make sure that you stay safe!! What a terrific box of gifts you received in the mail!!! Just looking at your blog makes me happy!! I hope you have a very happy day!!! xoxoxo Chloe (and sister LadyBug)

little princess Luna~ said...

hi bella~!

HOW COOL~! you got some pressies~!! :)
mum and i enjoyed the pictures from the zoo. we love the zoo~! and i must ask you--what brand is your cute little pink sweater?? we love it~!!


MadameMoiselle said...

Hi Bella

We just love all your outfits!!! you have some seriously good taste.. I should get mom to consult you on my new outfit..

It's a shame you couldn't make it to the zoo.. I never understood why we are not allowed to most of the places our pawrents go to.. is not like we are not family..

The Melbourne Zoo brought back lots of good memories for my mom as she used to go for field trips at that zoo when she was schooling in Melbourne.. She used to go to the zoo at least 3 times a year.. So she just want to thank you for bringing those wonderful memories..

hugs and kisses
Moiselle and mommy

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What great pressies!!
Those sure were some funny looking creatures in the zoo!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Oskar said...

Oh dear Bella, You made my mom person tear up with your mention of her. Thank you dear friend. Have you recieved your GABE prize from us yet?

booker said...

miss bella,
those are some super awesome pressies from your friendz, and how cool that your family got to see all those animals at the zoo!!
the booker man

ocmist said...

This would have been a perfect post for Angela's "Tuesday's Show and Tails," which she hosts each week for people to share animals they have, have had or have seen and learned about. Grammy always tries to join each week through her "Country Grammy..." blog.

She also found it interesting that she just did one of her Proverbs Bible Studies on a verse that was about how good people take care of their animals, and this is one way you can tell if they are good. It fits with your post today really well, too! She says we must be on the same "brain wave length..."!

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