Saturday, November 30, 2013

Post Thanksgiving...

Stella enjoy a Thanksgiving meal - frozen pumpkin, turkey stock and vegetables! YUMMM
 I like to think this looks like she's doing a Snoopy Dance cause her belly's full and she's having a good thanksgiving holiday!
 So full, we even got an ear stand! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

All Creatures Big and Small

Well Sunday was a fun night for Stella...

She met a gerbil... She pushed at his ball, sniffed, was interested but not overly so...

Big dogs, Sheriff and Sadie... She was a little worried about them, but again not overly so.. I think she would get use to them in time.  She was nervous at the butt sniffing and her tail was down and curled as far as it could go, but soon she managed a stealth sniff or two when they weren't looking!

She met Molly the cat... Nervous about her (rightfully so) but completely over-reacted when Molly just gave the small hiss.. She yelped and ran for the hills (the cat wasn't even close to her!)

I didn't get pictures but she had another little girl to play with and give kisses too.  She loved on my friend Amber and even gave a kiss or two to her husband.   She was a tired puppy when we got home!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Stella's new toy

Stella's new toy video <------ Stella found a new toy that she just loves and spent most of the day playing with... It's a little red ball that makes kitty noises (it's a cat toy btw)... She spent most of the time playing with it by herself, but she was more than game when Cassie joined in.  In the video, you hear Sasha barking a lot too. What you can't hear, is the neighbor dog whining in his yard... I think she is trying to tell him to be quiet!

Time to curl up in a ball and rest after all that playing!


I made this cute little oragami wreath and i thought... how cute would it be if i could get Stella right in the middle.  She was hanging out in her doggie bed and it took a bit of spinning of the wreath, but voila!  I got it.. I was like.. awww... that's so cute!

Then I was looking closer at the picture and look at her expression!  I can't believe she was sticking her tongue out at me!  I guess she was not impressed by my wreath! little bugger!
A friend of Cassie came over last night and not only was Stella friendly as could be, she let Dessie hold her and wasn't nervous at all!  It's nice to see this little one relaxing and enjoying herself!

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Look how cute Stella is!  She is wanting attention cause I"m making cards and she is bored!  Time to go outside and play and even though it's cold, she doesn't mind a bit!  She does't really understand the fetching, but she likes to run around and play chase!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tasty Treat Time

Gave Stella a tasty bone to gnaw on and she was in heaven.  It was fun to just watch her....

And it turns out she will snuggle under the covers if its cold enough and it was plenty cold last night so under the blanket she went for a warm-snooze!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Strike a Pose!

She sure is a cutie and is getting into modeling for me when the camera comes out!  

She is using the doggie door on a regular basis and I would say she is 95% house trained.  While she still gets a little startled at loud noises, she isn't nearly as nervous around us the normal stuff that goes on during in the house.  She has really come a long way in the two weeks she's been part of the household and I am really proud of her!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Snug as a Bug

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I wrapped Stella up in a robe and she was so content to just stay there and she even fell asleep all snug as a bug!  While she doesn't like to be under the covers, she's all for being cocooned!

 She had dinner and then I think showed her belly to see if it would get her a free refill!  That didn't work so she got up close to see cute puppy eyeballs would work.. It might have worked... I will never tell!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stella has a BFF

 Iss came for a visit again this weekend.  Her and Stella are best buds especially when it comes to playing with the tailchaser!  (finally got picture this time!).  They played and even snuggled together.  Stella was a happy girl to have her friend back again!  

She did some sitting for Isa too, to earn treats and just about followed her where ever she went.  I think she forgot all about me as her BFF was in the house.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Faces of Stella

 Stella's got such a cute little face and she's getting so used to a camera in her face, she can now fall asleep while I'm taking pictures!   She's got a cute little face and with those dark patches around her eyes, she reminds me of a meerkat!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Making Friends...

I had a friend visit with her daughter who is 8 years old.  Oh my gosh, Stella fell in love with this little girl... It helped that she was playing with her with the tail chaser, but Stella was happy, relaxed and glued to Isa the whole time she was here.  Lots of play time and a happy tired puppy by the end of the day! 

 She's doing well, getting housetrained and using the doggie door like a champ.. She goes in her crate fine, but loves to snuggle by a person.  Sometimes she does some little growls as she settles in her crate to nap, but after that, not a peep out her... She knows how to sit and just loves getting treats.  It's great to see her relaxing and trusting her environment, but if she thinks she's in trouble (she did do a garbage can surf and got busted), she lays on the ground and goes belly up, but she's learning the rules (and testing occasionally) and coming out of her shell!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Update on Skye

                                 Here is Skye, now Millie, cuddling with big sis Mollie. 
She is doing well and enjoying having a big sister to play and run rattie runs with. 

Monday, November 11, 2013


Who has got the cutest little mushroom on her rear?  STELLA! 

She is really doing well...learning the doggie door (woohoo!) and getting into the routine. 
She's a little worried about our cat and does some barking at her but not in an aggressive way.  Too close and she's nervous and won't look at her.  

The goofy girl also time barking at a stuffed animal cat it's all cat shaped things :) 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Meetin' and Greetin'

A visit to the pet store for Stella!  She did awesome and really enjoyed herself!

smelling some hamsters
trying to convince me to buy her a doggie bed

Asking employees to get the silly outfits off of her

 She really is a people person and wanted to meet everyone.  She plants herself a little low but just a friendly can be to men, women and kids.. She just wanted to meet them all! (and sniff every inch of the store!)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dress Up time

 So it's been chilly these day and we were worried about Stella getting cold so we thought we would see how she enjoyed a dino pj outfit to be cozy in
Not a  fan, but she was a good sport about it

I think she's asking Cassie for some help getting out of this silly outfit!