This is mia "Bella Amica" (pronounced Bell-a-meeka) ~ Italian for "my Beautiful Friend". I drove 1828 miles to get this precious little bundle of love!
To be totally accurate, I didn't drive at ALL. Katie did ALL the driving. Oh, my gosh, was it worth it! I picked the shy pup.
The gangly, awkward, silly, sweet, loving, shy puppy. She is THE sweetest thing you could imagine! She loves me. And I love her.
Heck, even SADIE loves her!!!
This was Bella's first view of her new back yard. She follows me everywhere. She was shy with the cats for about 5 minutes and then decided that they're family. She watches me go in by the sheep (I don't take her with me, yet) and follows along outside the fence. She is curious about the sheep but doesn't bark at them. (GOOD DOG!) Bella did bark today. When visitors came. We were in the backyard and she barked at them! Too cute. My little watch dog.
Although she's timid, at first, Bella learns VERY quickly and is quite curious. She got zapped by the electric fence, already and I thought for sure she'd be afraid to come into the back yard again. Sadie wouldn't come off the patio for months (in fact still hesitates!) when she got zapped! But as soon as I comforted her and she had a few minutes to think things over, Bella was romping in the yard with me, once again. She just doesn't go near the fence. SMART PUPPY!
Bella watches everything. It's like she's taking notes. She is curious and playful but not "hyper". Right now, she's napping on the rug next to my bed! I love my Bellamica....
Thank you Katie, for the wonderful weekend and for getting me safely through Minnesota, Wisconsin, across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio, into New York and dipping into Pennsylvania. What a wonderful road trip we had! My Beautiful Baby Girl is THE BEST company one could ask for.
And Thank You, Linda and Pete for giving such a loving home to the lambs you've bought from me and for being the meeting place for others to pick up lambs and, most of all, for being such wonderful friends.
I am truly blessed.