I was a sophomore in highschool when we rescued Bella. When we first brought her into my grandparents home, she was a skinny, poorly groomed two year old dog who was afraid of just about everything. I instantly fell in love with her. As far as I knew, the people who we got her from didn't treat her well. What really bothered me, was the fact that she would cringe whenever anyone would reach out to pet her, like as if she thought that they would hurt her. But over time, the love and care of our family helped this scared, skinny little dog blossom into a beautiful, happy, and healthy dog. Like many dogs, Bella had a very unique personality. If you were to look at her ask her "Are YOU a good girl?", she would respond by barking at you like as if she were to say "Yes! I am!". If she was in trouble, all you would have to do is ask her "Bella, did you do that?", and she would tell on herself by getting up and going into her cage. I personally found that hilarious. :) She would also sometimes do a cute little doggy "sneeze" if you made a fake sneeze noise. Bella was also very loving, and LOVED attention. :) If you pet her, she would always roll over because she wanted her belly rubbed too. (This was her most favorite thing) As long as her belly was being rubbed, she would lay there forever. She would also do this whenever I would try to brush her. She loved being the center of attention, as well. If you were to pet Bailey, Bella would come over because so that you could pet her too. I could pick up a stuffed animal and tell it "this is MY baby! Hi baby!", and she would get jealous. She sometimes even ran to me and started barking at me like as if she were to say "Uhh.... excuse me? I'm right here!!". I always ended up sitting down to pet her every time I did that. I will always miss these silly little things about her. Thankfully, some of these memories I was able to capture by taking photos and video. However, I hold all of them in my heart.
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