A Puppy, Shag, Gatorade and Vampires

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

Bella {A Dog's Story}

Pillows are a decorative item that can be found in most homes in various sizes, shapes and colors.


Shag pillows, throw rugs and chairs may have been popular in 1970, but they also are having a return to popularity..


Apparently, Bella can be mistaken for something shaggy like a pillow or blanket in a photo, but I guarantee her energy level goes off the charts several times a day and “be still like a shaggy pillow” isn’t in her vocabulary. She’s so cute in her “puppiness” that anything Bella does is too adorable!

We have purchased the cutest little dog toys. You know the type – squeaky shoes, cloth stuffed animal, bones, and so much more. I don’t know why we even bother because an empty Gatorade bottle seems to be one of her favorite forms of entertainment and fascination.


Of course, it is highly advisable to remove the paper first if the puppy loves to chew. Not that Bella would ever chew anything that she isn’t supposed to chew.


It is very easy to keep this puppy happy.


By letting Bella play with a bottle that rolls continuously all over the room, she gets quite a bit of exercise.


Granny (The Redhead Riter) loves Bella to get tired, because that makes her sleepy. When she is sleepy, she stretches out and completely relaxes. This total oblivion is quite handy when Granny wants to take a vampire photo of her.

I’m just really glad no one takes pictures of the inside of MY nose while I’m sleeping!

Bella the vampire

Sincerely the Vampire Shag Puppy’s Granny,

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Batman August 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm



2 Jules August 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Adorable little puppy. I'm glad also no one takes pictures of the inside of your nose 😀

Wonderful deceiving descriptions and photos, that took some imagination 🙂
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


3 Summer Ross August 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

LOL, they are like kids, give them a box and they don't care about the new toy. lol. Cute post!


4 Mommyhood Mayhem August 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

We'd love it if you'd come read our brand NEW blog!



5 Lou Belcher August 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm

What a beautiful color she is. Love the pictures.


6 Ann On and On... August 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm

But….look how cute she is. 😀


7 Sunny Day August 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

When our Min Pin was a puppy we gave him 1/2 gallon milk jugs to play with. He really thought he was a big dog pulling it around by the handle.


8 I Luv Linens and Pearls August 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

tooooo cute!


9 I Luv Linens and Pearls August 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

tooooo cute!!!


10 Tracy August 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I absolutely love your dog, very cute. My little Giz loves to play with Fiji water bottles that my husband leaves on the floor.

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, and daughter. As another person who's life seems like a never ending really bad road trip, I can totally sympathize. If I didn't have my dog and my husband I would probably go insane. So if you ever need to talk, I'd be happy to listen.


11 jennohara August 15, 2010 at 2:07 am

Love it! She is so cute!!
Love your creative writing! 🙂


12 Beth August 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

OMG, how cute is she! Can she even see through all that fur? lol.


13 Carolyn August 15, 2010 at 7:18 am

She is just adorable- it is amazing how a lil puppy can just bust into your life abdmake such a difference – like they have been there for eva! I bet you spend hours watching her!!!


14 Holly August 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

Gatorade bottles are a step up from expensive laptops!! ;p

Bella is so adorable!! And I LOVE the vampire nose shot!! EPIC!! ;D


15 JDaniel4's Mom August 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

The dog is wonderful. What a cutie! I used to entertain my son with rolling bottles too.


16 Teresha@Marlie and Me August 16, 2010 at 1:19 am

Bella just needs to replenish her electrolytes. LOL!


17 Joaness August 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Very Cute!! Gatorade, the blood of champions!


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