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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

(96) Presenting my family


What a great idea Oskar had of getting to know each other's family.

I love my family, so I'm very happy to present them to you. All my family was born in the town of Grenoble which is right in the middle of the French Alps, not far from Switzerland. Pascal, my dad, came to Australia with his parents, sister and aunty nearly 40 years ago. He went back to Grenoble when he was 25 where he met Isabella, my mum; they had 3 lovely children and then moved to Australia 9 years ago to have a better life and to be closer to my Dad's family.

My Mum is 41, in France she worked as a nurse, but she has been so busy adapting to her new country and looking after her family that she hasn't been able to consider working because she would have to go back to nurse school to be able to work here. She is very creative, loves drawing and sewing and she finds me all my outfits and uses her "magic scissors and needles" to make them fit just right for me. She is the sunshine of our home, loves cuddling us and making us laugh.

My Dad is 49, he is a project manager at a bank. He loves photography and spernding time with his family. He walks me on the week-ends and sometimes at 11:00 PM if I need to relieve myself (we do have a garden, but it's a good excuse for an extra walk...). Sometimes there is a casual clothes day at his work which confuses me because the only way I can tell whether it's the week-end or a week day is by looking at Dad dressing up in the morning !

My big sister Amelie is 20 and works in a kindergarten; I went there once and all the children wanted to pat me. She is my secretary in charge of typing the comments on your blogs (dictated by me of course) and also in charge of giving me my weekly bath. My little sister (in fact she is taller than Amelie !) Anais is 17, she is in year 12 at high school, and loves to keep fit so when she takes me out it's either for a walk or a run depending on how fit she wants to be - I do prefer the walks because I can sniff more. The other love of her life is Charlie the cockatiel, isn't he beautiful ?
My brother Matthew is 11 and loves WWE wrestling; he doesn't like Dad laughing at the wrestling because it's very serious business. He plays with me and makes sure I am looking in the right direction when Dad takes photos for my blog.
I've been hearing things about our family getting bigger soon; I don't think Mum's expecting again, maybe it will be a furry brother or sister, I wonder...

I will investigate and will give you an update at my next blog post, so stay tuned.

It's coming up to my 100th blog post, it's so exciting and it's thanks to all of my friends encouraging me and leaving kind comments.

Mum and Dad are working on a new edition of my book; it will have twice as many pages as the first edition, but the best thing about it is that it will feature photos of my friends who have participated in the hat parade, flower festival, pajama party or who have sent me a photo (there's still time if you want to be in it - they say that it should be ready in a month or two, but I say "hurry up !" because I'm so impatient... )

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~Joyce Brothers


3 doxies said...

OOh Bella, you haves a wonderful family. And I oves how they ALL takes care of you...not just one person. Your kids are just beautiful too.
Thank you also fur respnding to my question bouts da camera. Mum has been wanting a flash fur da very reason your dad uses his.


The Daily Pip said...

Bella - so much fun learning about your lovely family! They sure are world travelers!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Beautiful Bella,

Thank you for sharing your most beautiful family with us! I can't waits to find out if you is getting a new brudder or sissy!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sami Boy said...

You have a great family, and it looks like they all love you a lot! Thanks for sharing
Sami Boy

Anonymous said...

Oh, I luved learning all abouts your Most Beautiful family, Bella! I like how all of the pictures you showed of them had you in it! Hmmmm...I shoulda thought of that. Haha! You are very lucky to have such a marvelous family and I am so excited that maybe - just maybe - you're going to have a new fuzzy brudder or sister!

Wiggles & Wags,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Bella, thanks for sharing your family with us! You have a wonderful and beautiful family! We know you are very happy with them! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Jesse the Westie said...

What a great family you have. Blizz and I only have one human that we live with so you're pretty lucky!


Anonymous said...

Oh Bella what a Wonderful Family! You sure are a Lucky Pup!

Let us know if you are getting a new little sister or brother pup! We are so excited!

woo woos, Tessa

houndstooth said...

Bella, your family is beautiful! I'm surprised your mom is not a seamstress, because she has a gift with the needle and thread!

A new brother or sister would be so exciting!

I'm still looking for a postcard for you!


Teddy Bear said...

We love hearing about your family. A new little sister or brother? How exciting!:)

Teddy Bear

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a great post! What a good looking family Bella
Benny & Lily

Granite State Pet Sitting said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures and story of your family. We loved it!
Your Friends

Unknown said...

Hi Bella - what an interesting post about your family! I loved learning more about them - you all look so such a happy family together. And how exciting about the new addition to your family - can't wait!

Honey the Great Dane

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Dear Bella,
You have to be the most loved westie on the entire planet ... have to wonder - if you'll be getting a westie brother or sister ... you better start thinking of names!

Scooter said...

That was fun to hear about your family. They all look very nice and they all love you. CAnt wait for the book. I sent you several pictures to choose from so will be waiting for it.


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

What a lovely family my friend, we're so glad you've got the perfect family for you :)

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful and very handsome family you have, Bella!
We can't wait to hear all about your new addition!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hi Bella, my congrats for your beautiful family. Thanks for visit my blog and your congrats for my second birthday. Saludos desde Panamá... Peggy

Flo de Sendai said...

Coucou les amis d'Australie, contente de vous voir, tous !!!
Je vous envoie une tonne de bisous, et une tonne de lechouilles de la part de Nana et Uyanga a vous partager.

Flo du Japon.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Good to meet your wonderful family. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Daisy said...

Hi Bella! I am so glad to meet you! Theresa told me all about you. You sure are pretty, and you have very beautiful fashions. Do you like cats? I hope so.

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Bella,

I found your blog through Oskar's blog. It is interesting to read about you and your family - I've never known a dog to have so many outfits. You model them so well, and your book looked great too.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell my kitties, Max and Murphy, but I'm in love with Bella. She is such a sweetie, and I know she brings so much love into your life! Give her a hug for me!

ocmist said...

Loved learning more about your family... finding out who you love and who loves you, our Beautiful Bella Friend! The CCC

the booker man said...

chère mademoiselle bella,
je suis très heureux que tu as participé dans "le jour de vos gens" de oskar! ta famille est très intéressante, et ils t'adore beaucoup!! j'aime que tout ta famille prennent bon soin de toi. :)
the booker man

Diana Chiew said...

Hi Bella, sorry that we have not been around. We missed you! This is such an interesting post of your family. Hope our Aunty Diana will do a post about our family. There have been some changes in our home and so we have not been able to blog.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for presenting your family's happiness Bella. This is a very touching post showing that efurrybody in the family is lovely, happy together!
Your family is growing, ahh, I feel some excited news is coming. Are you OK if your pawrents bring home another pup?

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