My Four-legged Baby

by Bonnie

Belle in her Halloween costume, 2013. She was a witch.

Belle in her Halloween costume, 2013. She was a witch.

Belle in her Halloween costume, 2013. She was a witch.
Sleepy baby...
This is her
Getting territorial over her new seahorse toy while wearing her new Kermit the Frog hoodie.

Yes, I'm one of "those" dog owners. I am her mom and she is my baby. Bella Narcissa, or Belle for short, is an eight-year-old Deer-head Chihuahua. I got her as soon as she was able to be separated from her mother and have loved and doted on her ever since. She was a tiny little thing and could fit in the palm of my hand, now, she is 14 pounds! Yes, that is normal for her breed. Deer-heads are bigger than Apple-head Chihuahuas. They usually run about the size of Min-Pins.

She is my pride and joy and the love of my life. I've had her since she was a puppy and she goes wherever she can with me. I often find excuses to go to pet stores, just so she can come with me.

She loves dressing up and posing for the camera. Belle is a diva and believes that she is a human, granted, I don't help with that :) I spoil her rotten and probably give in a little too much, but she is a very well-behaved dog. She sits, lays down, dances, begs, and shakes on command...well, if you have a treat in your hand. I live in an apartment complex and I can take her outside off the leash and don't have to worry about her running off.

She loves to play as long as it is a stuffed animal, In all her eight years, I've never been able to get her interested in any other kind of toy. Her favorite treats are People Crackers, Beneful's Baked Delights, and her mama's homemade snacks. She especially likes the pumpkin treats I make for her.

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