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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Monday, July 5, 2010

My name means a lot to me

Many of you are playing the Fourth Of July Name Game that Frankie Furter is hosting, and I'm happy to play along too (better late than never) because my name means a lot to me..

In Spanish, the name Bella means Beautiful; It is a diminutive of Isabella (a Spanish variant of Elizabeth) which means Devoted to God. I think the best thing about my name is that it is a diminutive of my Mum's name because I love her so much. Mum's name really suits her because she loves and cares for everyone around her so well.

I'm sure the breeder who gave me my name didn't know that it would be the same as my Mum's name !

The winter school holidays are on now in the sate of Victoria, Australia.
Yesterday was a sunny day so Dad took Anais and Mathew to Luna Park :

Wow it looks like fun, I wish I could have come !

This is a bit scary though !

You can't see it, but Matthew and Anais are standing in real snow which came from the mountains; they are too far to go for a day trip (4 hours from Melbourne), so we haven't been there yet, but it sounds too cold for me, I'd rather stay near the heater !

This is one of Melbourne's old trams.

A street near Luna Park; don't these tin people look funny ?

Mum stayed at home with me because she was tired, but Dad found her some really nice old fashioned toys like she loves : a wooden dog (Mum called him Caramel) and a little carousel.

Thank you for those wonderful pictures of you with flowers, the Fantastic Festival of Fabulous Flowers is going to be ... fantastic !
You have until Sunday 11th July to send your photos here

There is a playful child inside every person's heart, and that child will always be there throughout that person’s life.
“The great man is he that does not lose his child's heart.” – Mencius
“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

We think about you my dear friends, take care and best wishes for your life.
Until next time...


Remington said...

Great name! That dragon picture scared me....do they live by your house? I'd stay inside if I were you....stay safe Bella!

Flo de Sendai said...

Amazing story, about your name, little Bella !
Ah, c'est vrai que c'est en francais ici....
Je ne vois pas de gros manteaux, il ne fait donc pas trop froid ?
Bisous d'ete de Flo !
Et lechouilles de Nana et Uyanga.

houndstooth said...

Your name is perfect for you, I think!

That park your family went to looks like so much fun!


Two French Bulldogs said...

What a nice story about your name. What a fun time you guys had. We are scared of those people on the roof. BOL
Benny & Lily

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Great ame for a beautiful little lady and your Mom.


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your name is perfect for you! That little wooden dog is adorable! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Molly the Airedale said...

Mom's nonna (grandmother) was Italian and she always said that Bella means beautiful and you sure are, Bella!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Daily Pip said...

How sweet that you have your mom's name! She must be very special just like you!

Your pal, Pip

little princess Luna~ said...

"luna park"? i didn't know i had a park names afters me. ;)


Lorenza said...

Your name is just perfect for you!
Kisses and hugs

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hi Bella, your name matches with you, we in Panama use this word to say that a person is beautiful. Thanks for visit my blog, and your kind words, I did not won the contest with my costume of Zakumi, the mascot of the world cup 2010. But next week (6-6-2010) I won the costume contest for dogs with a red dress and a matching cap. All the pics are on my blog. Bechitos Peggy

Bailey said...

Yes, you name is perfect! And I wish it was cold here, so I could go for walkies! It is 500 degrees here!

Unknown said...

I so agree about both your name and your human's name, Bella!

Oh! I didn't realise you're doing another photo theme! If my human has time before the 11th, I'll get her to help me find a photo of me with flowers to send you!

Honey the Great Dane

the booker man said...

miss bella,
how special like that you share your name with your mama! a beautiful name for a beautiful doggie and a beautiful hooman. :)
that carnival did look totally funsies, but i would have been kinda scared of that dragon, too! i really like the wooden doggie that your daddy found for your mama.
the booker man

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

How did I miss this beautiful post Bella?
I'm 200% sure that the best thing about your name is that it is a diminutive of your Mum's name.
Another thing I want to say is that Anais looks just like your Daddy, how wonderful.

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