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So, I was organizing my file cabinet this weekend and stumbled upon this…
What exactly is this, you might wonder? Well, it just so happens to be a pellet that was removed from Bella not too long after we got her. I remember finding a bump on her stomach and asking the vet about it – he examined it and thought it was a pellet from a BB gun. (If I could find the idiots that did that to my Bella before we adopted her, they’d be in for a world of hurt.)
So, when she went in for a dental, the vet took the pellet out too. He then gave me the pellet in a bag marked “Bella Pellet.” Apparently, I then filed it away in my file cabinet with other papers from the vet. Kind of an odd souvenir, don’t you think?
Now it’s your turn to make me feel better. Surely I’m not the only one who has kept weird things related to her pets. (On Facebook, a few brave commenters admitted to keeping puppy teeth and cat hair clippings.) What sort of keepsakes have you kept?
(I realize that I may be the only one who is so Type A that she filed a pellet into the appropriate manilla folder in her file cabinet. However, if that’s something you would do, we should probably hang out and discuss our favorite organization apps, filing methods, and list-making techniques at a mutually-acceptable watering hole.)
Bella has asked me to tell you that she’s participating in the 2nd annual Dogs of Blogville calendar contest. She’d like to snag a spot in the calendar… but to do so, she’ll need your support. I mean, look at this face…
You can vote for Bella daily at the wonderful Heart Like a Dog blog.
Pretty please? With kibble on top? Otherwise, I’ll be forced to mine Grease 2 for even more quotable lyrics. (Unless that’s your thing, of course… if you’re voting for Bella so that I’ll include more Grease 2 references on the blog, please let me know in the comments. I aim to please.)
Today, I thought I’d take one of my favorite photos of Bella and give it a new look:
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A few months ago, I realized that Bella is losing her hearing. It’s not totally gone yet, but she definitely has trouble hearing. When she does hear a sound, she seems to have trouble figuring out where it’s coming from. (Is your dog experiencing hearing loss too? Check out some of these tips.)
Initially, I was kind of sad about this realization. After all, my baby puppy is not as young as she used to be. However, I’ve come to realize that there are a few benefits to this new state of affairs. (Plus, deaf dogs rock!)
Should you find yourself in a similar situation, try to look on the bright side of life.
You might find that there are some silver linings to that seemingly dark cloud. (After all, we should always rely on Spamalot for important life lessons.) Here are a few good things I’ve discovered about having a dog that’s losing her hearing… Continue reading