The Redhead That Loves Me

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

I didn’t want one.

Not because I don’t think they are cute

or fun,

but because I didn’t want to get attached.

Obviously, I love my daughter a whole bunch

because I relented to her wish.

Bella the redhead dog

That’s why we have a fluffy toy that lives in our house…

Bella, the Toy Poodle.

Alyssa loves her puppy and

and plays with her all the time.

Bella loves to bite and chew on anything and is often Destructo Dog.

Bella the redhead dog

She is constantly in motion

and will growl and swing her head from side to side while playing.

I must admit, she really is an adorable little dog

and keeps me quite entertained when Alyssa is gone.

Bella the redhead dog

Sometimes I look at her fur and marvel

that it is exactly the color of my hair.

Just so weird.

Bella the redhead dog

I still haven’t gotten over the fact that my daughter

wanted a dog with fur like her mother’s hair.

Bella the redhead dog

What are the chances of that happening with a teenager?

Yeah, that’s what I thought…

slim to none,

but it happened.

Bella the redhead dog

I miss my dog who was a white Miniature Toy Poodle,

only weighed four pounds,

and loved me so much.

I think about her all the time

when I look at Bella.

Bella the redhead dog

I didn’t want to be attached to “Alyssa’s dog” because

losing my dog hurt so badly,

Bella the redhead dog

but now it’s too late.

I’m hooked,



involved with

and basically love this little dog

that refuses to go to bed with Alyssa

until I go to bed at night.

Bella the redhead dog

I guess she loves me back.

Redhead with a very soft heart,

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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ~Brenda October 2, 2010 at 3:51 am

I love this!! And I love the color of the hair. On both of you. 🙂


2 Kristi October 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Awww. Sweet. Pets are the greatest. It's hard after losing a beloved pet to open up to another one.


3 Artmusedog & Carol November 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Bella ~ Zoe just stopped by to give you hugs and healing kisses ~ hugs and namaste, cz:)


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