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.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fantastic Fashion Friday

And tonight we present our spring haute couture collection by Isabella, modelled by Bella and Ollie :

I think Blue suits me very well :

I love wearing such beautiful outfits

White tulle is very nice too :

Panthers, where are you, here I come !

Et voila, c'est magnifique, non ?

After Ollie saw Jean Paul Gaultier had skirts for men, he had no problem wearing this lovely outfit :

Peggy has joined us all the way from Panama to make this Fantastic Fashion Friday truly international
Go and say hello to her

We're very interested to know your favourite outfit, last time it was this one :

A Big Little Life - A memoir of a joyful dog by dean Koontz

Many of you may already know the author Dean Koontz; he wrote a truly delightful book about his wonderful golden retriever Trixie who changed his life in so many ways.
Here are some quotes :

"Trixie lived to love and to receive love, which is the condition of angels."

"When we take a dog into our lives we ask for its trust and it is freely given. But in the dog's life as in our own, there come those moments when we are not in control, when we are forced to acknowledge our essential helplessness...Looking into the trusted eyes of the dog, which feels safe in our care and knowing that we do not deserve the totality of is faith in us we are shaken and humbled...The only wisdom is humility which engendres gratitude, and humility is the condition of the heart essential for us to know peace."

"The only significant measure of your life is the positive effect you have on others...Every smallest act of kindness - even just words of hope when they are needed, the compliment that engenders a smile - has the potential to change the recipient's life. If by the example of her joy and innocence, a dog can greatly change two lives for the better, then no life is little and every life is big. The mystery of life is the source of its wonder, and the wonder of life is what makes it so worth living."

Trixie also wrote a book  "Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life " about finding happiness by emulating dogs : living in the now, enjoying each moment to the fullest; putting aside worries about things one can't control; loving unconditionally and striving to make others happy.
So we have something in common with Trixie, because we have a book, "Paw Steps to Happiness", where we show you how to find and share happiness.
Have a look at Trixie's web site.

Why are dogs lives shorter than human lives ?
People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life - loving everybody all the time and being nice. Dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.
Shane (little boy who just lost his dog, from the book "Dogs" by Candida Baker)

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


Unknown said...

Both of you are so beautiful and I'm sure you two have already made the spring more beautiful.
Thanks for sharing the info of the two books. We will check them out soon.

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all,

Thanks for sharin' Trixie's website.

Bella, you always look fantastic in blue, but today you are truly c'est magnifique in the black!

Hawk aka BrownDog

Deborah said...

I love your outfits Bella, your so beautiful and you always make me smile!
I'm heading over to Twixie's website.
Thanks and have a nice weekend.

houndstooth said...

I love all your outfits, but the black and white one is my favorite! Bella, you're so well dressed!


The Daily Pip said...

You look lovely in all your outfits, but my favorite is the blue dress!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....it's a toss-up between the blue one and the black one with the STUNNING hat! Ooh la la!

Wiggles & Wags,

Patrice said...

Lovely as usual! The blue is definitely you! My daughter saw Ollie with the roses and asked what was growing out of his head. lol Don't tell him. Shhhhh...

Anonymous said...

Well I just love them all!

woo woos, Tessa

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Great outfits! We kinda like the blue one best... it goes well with her white fur!

Oskar said...

It's great to see you again! You look pawsome in all of your outfits!

Nubbin wiggles,

Molly the Airedale said...

You both look dazzling, as always, and we love Peggy's pink shoes!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Such furry amazing outfits, you look so cute in blue!


Terrorzinhos said...

We love your outfits!
You girls are soooo cute!

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a lovely post and such pretty doggie fashion!! Three cheers! I love that beautiful sentiment from the little boy. I've heard it before and it makes want to cry. It's so very true isn't it? Happy Valentine's Day.
Take care,

Maggie Mae and Max said...


You looks good in anythin' you is wearin'! You and Ollie are always styin'!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Wyatt said...

We really like that first black and white number!! So very VOGUE!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Oreo said...

You do look good in blue but I like the zebra one the very best!!


Tucker The Crestie said...

Goodness! You all are incredibly glamorous! My sister, Phoebe, is in awe of your outfits, and my mom person about died over how cute you both are!

Vicky said...

Bella, you are the sweetest model ever! I just want to kiss that sweet black nose of yours :)

George The Lad said...

Bella, I love you in the black and white outfit ;)
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Ollie
Hugs George xxx

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