Bella Marie's story starts before I had even met her. I made the
decision to let my precious pug, Ethel Marie go to Rainbow Bridge.
She was in constant pain and falling when she would get up to walk.
As I sat at work crying because I had called the vet to make "the
appointment" my good friend, Amy Carpenter, called me. She knew that
I was interested in adopting a little black female puggie, because I
couldn't imagine my life without a little girl pug. I love my male
pug, Barney, dearly, but there is just something about a little girl
pug. She had just found out about Annabella who was being
surrendered by her family. They no longer had the time to devote to
her and she had started acting out by peeing on their bed. I told
Amy that I would like to adopt her. Amy was so excited for me. You
see, she also has a little black female pug named Annabelle and
since we are both Adoption Coordinators for KPR, it seemed like
fate. I just couldn't get very excited about Bella though, because I
was so upset about Ethel Marie's upcoming vet appointment. Amy
assured me it was OK, she was excited enough for both of us.
Bella came into rescue the day after Ethel Marie went to the Bridge.
She came from a town north of Indy and Amy went and picked her up.
We talked on the phone and she told me how beautiful Bella is and
how much fun she was going to be for me. Amy and Annie drove Bella
to Columbus, IN. A wonderful KPR family, the Darby-Wadlers went to
Columbus and picked her up and took her to Louisville to my dear
friends, Jenn and Mike. Jenn and Mike cared for her until Friday
evening when we met. I had numerous phone calls and emails all week
from friends up in Louisville who had went by and saw Bella. It
seemed everyone had met her except for me!! Jenn was great about
letting me know exactly what Bella liked and how wonderful she is.
Bella was everything I could imagine. She is so smart and such a
pretty little girl. She is very petite, but a real little spitfire.
She and Barney love to play together and even though he is almost
twice as big as her, she can hold her own with him! She loves her
stuffed toys and like every pug, she LOVES to eat!! She loves to
sleep with us at night and cuddle and watch TV in the evening. She
hasn't had a single accident in the house, so I guess she approves
of our home and is getting enough attention. I added the Marie to
Bella's name to honor Ethel Marie.
I would like to thank everyone involved in Bella's transport. She
would not have gotten down here to Western KY if it wasn't for all
of you. I also want to thank all my friends who sent gifts for Bella
and gave me a "Pug Shower". No other dog will ever take my Ethel
Marie's place, but Bella has quickly carved out her own place in our
Bella's Mom, April