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Old 07-26-2012, 03:43 AM
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It's been a month since we rescued Bella.Since she spent her life in a crate she was
never socialized, never taken outside, never exposed to other dogs, never stimulated
mentally or physically. Because of this it has been extremely challenging working
with her. She was terrified of every single thing, she did not know any commands, not
even the very basics such as "come", "no" or "sit", she was not potty trained even
though she is a year and a half old, and if you took her outside she would sit there
trembling in fear. I have been working with her literally every single day for the
last four weeks, non-stop, I gave it my all because I wanted nothing more than to see
her unafraid. Bella has a whole lot of work left, she is no where near "cured" so to
speak, BUT she has made tremendous progress. She now walks around my home without
being afraid(she used to sit in one spot and shake), even follows me to the bathroom
to make sure I don't fall in,lol, she knows "come", "no", "stay" commands, and some basic
words such as "walk", "food" and "treat", she goes outside 4 times per day and ENJOYS
it, no more shaking or trembling, she is learning to love life, she is learning to
live without fear. I wish you knew just how proud I am of her progress, I never had a
rescue that needed such intense desensitizing, socializing and training(and we've had
some tough cases, agressive, abused, etc) we literally worked from 4am to bed time,
every day, I even incorporated some training into my work time, my shower time and
even dishwashing time. I want to share with you a video and pictures of wonderful
Bella today at the race track simply being a dog...something I have wanted for her
with all my heart. This is a very strong and intelligent dog, if she can accomplish
and overcome so much in such a short time, can you imagine the possibilities? I
really want to share this video and photos with you, so you could get an idea of how
much things have improved in the life of an angel.








Arrived at our destination.





Wondering if she should walk or stay near her safe spot.










Ok mom, I'll walk with you





Taking a look around first.











Little heartbeat at papa's feet.





Hubby & the boys.




Running free.




Catch me!



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Oh these smell so yummy!You have to take time to smell the flowers, you know!





Mom, come smell the flowers with me.










I like exploring.





And sniffing around.





Mom, look what I found! An old tennis ball!






Big brothers Rocky & Benji smiling big after chasing some groundhogs.





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Bella, always watching her dear papa.





And following his every step.


























Time to go home for some yummies!








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Where was Miss Chanel? Not like her to not be in all the pictures! LOL.

Bella looks like she is doing so well! I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to see her being a dog and living despite her struggles. You have done such wonderful things with her, and it has only been one month! I love the video, she is so tiny that she looks like a little white spot running around, you cannot even tell she's a dog. It is too cute. I love how adoring she is towards both you and hubby- it shows in every picture, video, and story that she worships the ground you guys walk on and wants nothing more than to please you. It is adorable. She is pretty cute when she runs, too.

Benji and Rocky are looking lovely as usual. I never have enough words to say how graceful and beautiful they are.

Thanks for keeping us up to date on Bella's progress. I for one have fallen in love with her (and I know I am not the only one!) and I love seeing how well she is doing and all the progress she is making with her mama, papa, brothers, and sister.

PS- has anyone ever told Hubby that he kind of looks like Prince Harry? Or is that just me, LOL.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:11 AM
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Chanel had her 4 walks today. This was a walk just so I could film Bella
for you guys. Chanel is an active girl but a fifth walk would have been border
line cruel. Thank you for your encouragement and kind words. I love this little
munchkin so much and am so happy for her. Haha, yes EVERYONE tells hubby
he looks like Prince Harry, it's alright he likes it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:19 AM
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Chanel had her 4 walks today. This was a walk just so I could film Bella
for you guys. Chanel is an active girl but a fifth walk would have been border
line cruel. Thank you for your encouragement and kind words. I love this little
munchkin so much and am so happy for her. Haha, yes EVERYONE tells hubby
he looks like Prince Harry, it's alright he likes it.
Aw, Chanel got to have the house all to herself. I love having the house to myself

You are so welcome. I am the kind of person that believes that if I admire/respect/agree with something or someone, I tell them. I want to encourage others to do the best for themselves, their families, and their dogs no matter what. I'd want them to do that for me to, which you definitely do.

How could hubby NOT like being told he looks like Harry? Harry is a cutie
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Oh my goodness, she is so happy!!! You can just see it in her face. The picture of her walking alongside your husband is too cute. She's a lucky girl.

Thanks for posting - I always enjoy seeing her progress. It looks like she's come a very long way already.
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You truly have the heart of an angel. This is what rescuing is all about. Showi g them the good side of life and that not all humans are cruel and demeaning. She will now live a comforting life filled joy and love.
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