Meet Bella. She is Rachel's new puppy. We got Bella from a friend around 2pm today and here is Rachel with Bella on her first car ride. We think she's the cutest little thing! She is part Shihtzu and part Lhasa Apso. Bella is only about four weeks old and really should not be away from her mother, but her mother was hurt and is unable to care for her puppies. I am a little nervous about having such a young pup away from her mom, but under the circumstances, I think we will be able to provide for her better than her mom right now. We have puppy formula, a puppy bottle and a dropper. She has been eating well. She sleeps a lot, of course, and just loves to be held. Lacie is very curious as to what this new little creature is doing in her home, but she has been very gentle when allowed to come near for a little sniff.
Life will be interesting around our house for the next few days, weeks and months. It's such fun training a new puppy. Fortunately that will be Rachel's job. I plan to bring Bella to work with me for the next few days, though, because I really don't want to leave her home alone for so many hours. I am blessed with a job where I can do that.
We will certainly be sharing pix of Bella as she grows up and gets to know her sister, Lacie, better. We'll keep them separated for as long as necessary. I want to be certain Lacie knows that Bella is not a new toy to play with, but rather a new little companion to nurture and snuggle with. Welcome Bella! We're so happy to welcome you to our family!!