My Pajama Party With Bella

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

Although Bella is “officially” my daughter’s dog, I spend the most time with her. Actually, every night you can find Bella in the same place, doing the same thing with me.

When I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is remain “properly dressed,” so I immediately transform and start my pajama party with Bella. By the time I begin to blog, she is a little worn out from our fun partying – dancing with Turtle and exercising my abs. After I sit down at the computer, Bella jumps on my lap and rests her head on my left arm, wrist or hand.

It is actually quite hilarious because as I type, her head bobs up and down. With each keystroke, her head wiggles which in turn makes the fur on the top of her head shake. It is almost like she gets a thrill out of me bobbing her head!

As you can tell, Bella’s red head has started to turn white. She is still so young, but apparently it is a common occurrence in redheaded poodles. I wonder what Alyssa would do if she came home to find that I dyed Bella’s fur.

That is SUCH a funny thought!.

Anyway, I actually enjoy Bella sitting on my lap – she’s warm, comforting and quite hilarious. Seriously, why in the world would she want to rest her head on my wrist as I type?

Sometimes when I try to move her head off my arm, she will press her chin down harder. Bella is such a silly dog.

For the record, when I said I had red Winnie-the-Pooh pajamas, I was serious!

One final thing…Isn’t Bella’s nose cute?

Go ahead. You can tell me because I know Bella has an adorable nose!! However, you can not say anything about the freckles you see on my hands or arm!

Hush! Not one word!


Put your pen away! You can not play connect the dots!

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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.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D January 20, 2012 at 12:19 am

Yes, Bella's nose is adorable! Yes, you indeed do have Winnie-the-Pooh pajamas! But I solemnly assure you that I'd never dream of mentioning all the freckles on your arm & hand – let alone creating whimsical designs by connecting all those delightful dots I'll never mention! Lo giuro!


2 Joan January 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

Redhead Riter, you wear red Winnie-the-Pooh flannel pajamas? What a sex symbol you are!


3 Stéfan January 20, 2012 at 4:05 am

Bella is a cutie-patootie. Pets do have their own little personalities that make them so adorable.


4 Scott Hovind January 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Sometimes my kitty cat lays on my lap or my belly and cleans herself. The gentle shaking motion puts me to sleep. SO I understand why she likes laying her head on your arm 🙂


5 Cheryl Roth January 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Animals are so funny. My cat also does this, whenever I sit she jumps on my lap, but I can't do anything with her on my lap! She sleeps on me at night too, I should have a pouch like a kangaroo. 🙂


6 IDigSmartLadies January 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Bah. Freckles on a woman are just a map of places for guys to kiss!


7 Annette September 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm

So very cute. Pets are wonderful.


8 Sherry Riter September 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

Thanks Annette!


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