Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday 67 - She's learning

(AKA: "My nephew's going to kill me.")

In Monday's post, I mentioned that no one has ever been able to pet Bella except us. That was true up until a little over a month ago when my neighbor's daughter managed to win Bella over. That is its own story and one for another day. However, we recently had a visit from my nephew, Jared, and he too, managed to get Bella to take the trust plunge.


A little nervous...

Gimme a kiss, pretty girl.

Oh, so close!

What are you looking at?

This isn't so bad after all...

I know a lot of my readers are worried about Bella and there are still stories to tell about how we got here. Over the last year since she has been on the medication, along with adjustments we've made to her diet and exercise and the 'Agility for Reactive Dogs' class we are taking, I thought folks might like to see for themselves how Bella has come such a very. long. way.

For the record, I'm not quite sure who I am prouder of in these photos - Bella or Jared. Let's just say I have an unspeakable amount of love for both.


  1. Aw! She's come so far

  2. Wow, Bella did really well considering how much he was staring at her! 

  3. Oh wow, what a special moment! I am so glad you had a camera ready to capture it. Did you burst into tears like I did? Shiva is no big fan of stranger's touching her and for the longest time we were the only ones she would tolerate, and then our trainer, and then gradually some of our agility friends. She'll never be super social with people but that's okay. It just makes the times she does enjoy physical touching from others all the more special. 

    Congratulations to you and Bella. This is no small thing!

  4. So nice to see that Bella is accepting new friends.  I don't know her story, but I can see that she's a lucky girl to have found you.

  5. He must have the magic touch!  It's good to see Bella breaking out of her comfort zone!

  6. What a cute couple. It looks like Bella has a new admirer

  7. Woof! Woof! Oh Bella. Smell n touch works all the time. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. Bella has come a long way.  Those are great pics with your nephew. :)

  9. Oh man that's sweet news!  Poor Bella, how brave she is to trust you all.  Jared's great kid!

  10. Yay Bella! These pictures are giving me the happy kinds of tears :)

  11. My mommy hopes he doesn't kill you so he can be in more photos :D


  12. Wow, what a sign that she's learning trust. I hope her trust zone continues to grow. 

    But even if it never does, Bella's a special girl. 

  13. Hooray!!!
    Stop on by for a visitKari