I Don’t Have A Nose

by Sherry Riter in Bella {a dog's story}  

Bella {A Dog's Story}

Nothing is safe.

It may suffer a soft mauling.

Other items get gently chewed.

If a silky tag is attached, the item is much safer
because Bella enjoys silky tags best of all.

The tag suffers and the toy does not.

There are also toys made specifically to be chewed upon

and Bella’s tiny, sharp teeth bite hard leaving
distinctive teeth marks, but it doesn’t ruin the toy.

Bella has a cute little brush that she can’t really chew

because it pokes her like a porcupine,
so she gives up rather quickly.

There are also large stuffed animals
that get tossed to and fro,

but Bella tires quickly because
they weigh much more

than the tiny little stuffed toys.

All toys aren’t lucky enough to have silky tags.

Busily putting all my belongings at least
three feet from the floor,

The Redhead Riter


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bossy Betty August 31, 2010 at 3:10 am

Oh, the human toys are the best to chew on!


2 bluecottonmemory August 31, 2010 at 3:47 am

A red-furry dog? Why does that not surprise me!


3 Marlene August 31, 2010 at 4:43 am

Bella is SO cute! I think you could be in one of those "owner looks like her dog" competitions. She has beautiful hair just like you! Our favorite doggie toys are the ones that look like a giant pacifier. 🙂


4 Tim August 31, 2010 at 6:22 am

very cute puppy!

Love and Prayers,



5 ?Kate? August 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

Very cute. We have some cat toys that look like that and our bunny chomps up his stuffies like crazy. Love the pictures.


6 bernicewood August 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Hey Redhead!
Sounds like my life lately! We have a 4 month old puppy and I am constantly having to pick up stuff he has found to chew on!
And what is it about the noses? He chews the noses off all the stuffed animals!
Coincidentally, my last past is about dogs too!




7 Ava Loy, Churly Girl August 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm

start gluing hairbrushes to everything you don't want chewed. Especially cute shoes.


8 Jules August 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Coming from a dog lover..that was special. I have quite a few shoes with puppy teeth scars. 🙂

They do make a product called "Apple Bitter." Natural, safe but tastes awful. I know I got it on my hand once. 😀

Loving puppy and good luck 😀
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


9 LipstickRocks Blog August 31, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Bella is ADORABLE! Is she a toy poodle? Is that apricot color? I heard about apricot poodles 🙂 Soo darn cute, thanks for sharing!!


10 Lisa August 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm

This looks familiar! lol they do have such fun though!
Hugs, Lisa


11 DANA August 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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12 Amanda September 11, 2010 at 11:40 pm

What a sweetie!!!!!! TOO CUTE!

My poodle has ONE toy that we bought him that he will play with…and he ripped the nose off as well.

Everything else is SUPPOSED to be off limits. SO much for that idea!


13 Alyssa September 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

Cute dog! My dog will chew on anything with a squeaker in it. Luckily, that's all she chews on!


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