It didn’t take long before she saved the money herself and found a dog she wanted to purchase. After taking a two hour drive one Saturday, we arrived at the breeder’s place. When we left, Bella was with us.
I couldn’t help myself and although I tried hard not to care for Bella, the puppy, I fell in love with her.
In November 2010, Bella chewed and swallowed Alyssa’s bra strap with the metal clips still on both ends. Because she is just a Toy Poodle and quite small, the clip on one end passed through her stomach. However, the other clip remained in her stomach causing her entire digestive tract to begin knotting up and was killing her. After emergency surgery, lots of money, many prayers and a long recuperation, Bella lived.
With that horrible experience behind us, we are very vigilant in keeping everything up and away from the reach of her might teeth.
We have our own little routines, Bella and I, but she is still full of surprises. When I go into my bathroom, she always jumps up and sits on the toilet lid to keep me company. Of course, I talk to her all the time, so she is attentively listening to every syllable. I’m sure she understands each word I say. (wink)
Anyway, I had a tissue in my hand and so I walked into the bathroom with the intention of throwing it into the toilet instead of the trash. Why make more trash, you know? Bella was hot on my heels as usual. Upon entering the bathroom, I reached down and lifted the toilet lid at exactly the same moment that Bella leaped to get on top of the very same toilet lid.
Instead of landing on the lid, Bella dived head first into the toilet, bonking her head against the inside back. It kind of dazed her for a second, but I was pulling her out before she even realized what was happening. Needless to say, it scared me terribly!
After a few seconds, she was intent on running all over the place like a wild jungle animal, so I knew she was still fine.
It only reaffirms my belief that all redheads, be it human or animal, must have the same klutzy gene and we often dive head first into things. I guess I should be proud…at least I haven’t dazed myself by hitting my head on the inside of the toilet…Well, not yet.