Thursday, June 25, 2015

Four Years and TWO Plus Ones

~Todd, June 25, 2011~
I've been going through all the files of photos that have been transferred onto my new computer, and deleting the ones I don't want to keep. Its been a fun trip down memory lane that has reminded me that it was four years ago, plus one day, that Todd arrived at Golden Pines. It goes without saying that he was the perfect addition to our home and we cannot imagine our lives without him!
~Todd getting acquainted with Sam~
In keeping with the plus one theme, today we welcomed a new addition named Bella.  She's about 8 years old, and comes to us with multiple health issues. She has spent the past several days hospitalized and so it's easy to see that she's tired and not feeling all that well.
~Bella during the ride to Golden Pines~
With people, Bella is a perfect lady and is eager for attention.  But with the dogs, even though the dogs ignore her, she's reactive when they are around.  So, for today we decided to forgo the one on one meetings to give her time to rest and settle in.  It has been a long, tiring day for all of us and I'm trying to be hopeful that tomorrow will be a better day for Bella.    

31 comments:

  1. poor sweet bella. hope she feels better soon and can adjust to her new pack. and happy anniversary to todd!

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  2. Oh! What a sweetheart. I hope she does fit in with the pack.

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  3. Time has flown! I can remember when you brought Todd home. Love the shots of your dogs, berries and that COBBLER!!!!

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  4. Aww, Bella is gorgeous just like her name. A perfect princess. She is beautiful. My Roscoe has that same color coat. Gorgeous. Hope she could settle in nicely with the other dogs, so that she could have a beautiful home with wonderful owners.
    Ana

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  5. Angel Kyla said "Todd, get your patootie in gear and help Bella". It is a Scottie duty.

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  6. I remember how excited you were when Todd was coming, hard to believe it's been 4 years already!
    Bella looks a bit under the weather, I hope she perks up after a good rest. She's a pretty girl!

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  7. Todd's four...can't believe that. He still seems like a puppy. Hope Bella can get along with the other dogs soon.....

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  8. Bella is beautiful . . . I hope she does well and fits in perfectly!

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  9. Welcome to Bella. Looking forward to hearing her story. She is relatively young, especially with all of the seniors. Hopefully, her being reactive is just being tired and not feeling up to par. I,m sure she will settle in with all of the tlc she is receiving. Georgie is a perfect example of softening his demeanor. The look in his eyes has changed completely.
    What a huge job going through all of your pictures. I know it brought back lots of memories.
    I agree with the others that it doesn't seem possible that it has already been 4 years since Todd came to be such an important part of your famly. He is just precious.
    Love the title of your post. Very clever.
    Gus' Mom

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  10. Bella looks like a sweet girl . Love the photo of Todd as a puppy .

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  11. I'm sure Bella will fit in soon, getting all the wonderful caring attention from you,

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day fur yesterday Todd
    Hiya Bella, very pleased to meet you. I hope you settle in well 'cos you've fallen on your paws there, yous gonna be very well cared fur and haf loads of funs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  13. Oh what a beautiful girl Bella is. We hope that she will settle in because she's going to have such a wonderful life with you all.
    She is so much like our lovely boy Duke, who died overnight, exactly a month ago today. He was part retriever, part spaniel (born with no tail) and definitely part mountain goat ! Photos of her in future will always remind us of him.

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  14. I can hardly believe it's Todd's Anniversary again!! Bella is a beauty and with your guidance will adjust to the others...:)JP

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  15. Happy gotcha day plus one to Todd and a welcome pat & cuddle for Bella {what a gorgeous name, although I may be biased a little}. Hopefully the worst is behind her now & she integrates well. ����

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  16. Welcome Bella - we hope you feel better soon and we get to know more about you! Happy gotcha day to you too Todd!

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  17. Great memories of Todd as a pup! He is a cutie! And welcome Bella to the Golden pack. I hope she feels better soon and adjust to your family of doggies. They are all beautiful! Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Todd has come a long way in those four years and welcome to Bella, she'll fit in, in no time.

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  19. Oh that Todd face, so cute. Sure hope Bella is feeling better. Hugs Francine.

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  20. Feel better soon Bella. Cheeky Todd - I can barely believe it's 4 years!! Happy Anniversary little chap xx

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  21. WHAT? no picture of todd and the infamous flower pot dirt on the porch?
    he was such a busy little guy. and the fun has never stopped!
    and bella...
    she lives up to her name. so beautiful! it must all be a bit overwhelming... hospital then a herd of goldens! and a charlie! and a cat! and a TODD!!!
    enough to make any sensible girl think twice! she'll soon love all of you.
    xoxo♥

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  22. We are hoping that Bella feels so much love at your home, that her reactiveness will go away......that Todd is a cutie for sure.
    stella rose

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  23. We welcome Bella,,!!! And in time , I think she will settle in..
    I think she is already feeling the love!
    Its hard to believe Todd is 4 years old already!
    love
    tweedles

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  24. Todd looked so cute when you first got him, and here he is Still looking cute...awww, I love that little man.

    Hope Bella settles in ok, it must be quite a day for her.

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  25. Awwww Welcome to Bella, she is beautiful. I hope she feels better and the others accept her. We have a new kitten so it's a zoo right now at our house.

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  26. Bella is a doll. Here's hoping she gets less reactive when she feels a little better. Crossing fingers!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  27. Happy Gotcha day to Todd and welcome to sweet Bella. Hope she feels better soon.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day, Todd! You are a gem.

    And, Bella - welcome! You have no idea what an amazing life you have ahead of you!

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  29. Great photos. How time flies.

    This is also a great photo - taken in VA. Presumably a part of the state that has a relaxed attitude to recreational pharmaceuticals.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/26/michael-jackson-clouds-thunderstorm-photo-sixth-anniversary/29322545/

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  30. Oh my where does the time go I cant believe Todd is 4 already ! I hope all goes well with and for Bella ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have good week!

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  31. to the most adorable scottie on the planet - happy Belated Anniversary Todd!!! :) And welcome Bella! :)

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