Monday, May 12, 2008

Dr. Ueno, Meet Bella.

We took Bella to her first doctor's appointment today. Ashley recommended her vet to us so we made an appointment at Kirkwood Animal Hospital to see Dr. Ueno.

He was super nice and seemed to be quite smitten with Bella (Really, who could blame him?). At eight weeks she weighed in at 6lbs 6oz and is the picture of health! No shots today but we scheduled an appointment in 3 weeks for her next round of immunizations.

Here are some pictures that Chelle took of Bella. Not only does she run Designer Doggies but she also does photography for dogs and kids. Interesting mix but the pictures came out really cute!

She's quite athletic!!

This is by far, my favorite one.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Introducing Bella the Puggle

After months of research, we decided to adopt a puggle! We found a breeder/handler in Petaluma (about 40 minutes north of SF) and that was when we saw our first picture of our little one! She was so wrinkly but had very soulful eyes for a pup. How could we have not chosen her!

Bella with her breeder in Arizona (Check out the size of her paws!)

Although we had told Chelle which puggle pup we had chosen from the pics, she had informed us that we would still get first pick of the litter (Bella has a sister and three brothers) once we arrived at her place on February 9th.

When we finally got to her place, she had a few other puggles we could have picked from if we weren't too sure about Bella. But as soon as we got to the crates, she jumped out at us and was going crazy licking our faces when we were holding her. After that it was a done deal. No other pup could compare. :

Bella and Isaiah before the drive home

Having been such an exciting day, she was pretty pooped when we made the ride home. However her energy perked up when we got to the apartment as she walked around sniffing her new surroundings. She's quite a curious little one.

Bella sniffing around and getting acquainted with her new "potty pad"

She fell asleep on Isaiah

She's got tons of personality and has so much more work than I had expected. We're crate training her while we are at work though it broke our heart on Monday morning having to leave her. We do go home at lunch everyday to feed/play/relieve her :)

This is "Blue". One of her first toys.

Yes, she likes to sleep. Perfect puppy like us.