Thursday, May 01, 2008

Newest Bilby

Call it a weak moment - I don't know what else to call it - but darn it - we said we'll never get a dog - Joe wanted a cocker spaniel - I wanted a poodle - and we figured, never the twain shall meet. But alas, we found a Cockapoo. Who would've thought!?!?!?

We brought her home - and Chloe looked out of the window and said, "Am I dreaming or is there a puppy in our yard??" Too funny - the boys ran outside and asked whose it was - we just started laughing and they said to each other, "Don't get too attached - we probably have to give her back to someone."

So we introduce our just over six - week old puppy, Bella. Now - just encourage us that we WILL get her trained!!! She is wonderful about going potty outside - you just take her out and she immediately does her business, but she also thinks it's ok to do her business inside too - ugh!!! But already we are enjoying our pup - she is a lover and she is usually in someone's lap!

28 comments:

Cousin Carol said...

Oh she is adorable! You will have so much fun. My puppy is 6 months old and I feel like we're finally getting her trained.

Cousin Carol

holly m. said...

Welcome Bella Bilby!! She's super cute, Becky. :) I hope that you have many years of happiness with your newest member.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

ok, can I just say i only saw the title when this the screen popped up and i almost screamed and now i have to say i am a bit sad ... lol ... i was thinking little one from china ... but ok i will get excited for Bella ... she is cute and i hope and pray she gets trained ... hope the kids just love and enjoy her ...

FHL said...

Oh she is cute! My mother has a cockapoo and he's a wonderful dog. Very sweet natured and happy....and he was very easily and well trained.

Our dogs name is Bella as well, very appropriate once her tags start jingling and it gets converted to Bells :o)

Donna & Andrew said...

She is to cute, what a face. Congrats on the newest member of your clan.
Donna

Carey said...

Hooray! You got a dog! I know you've secretly wanted one for a long time. And how awesome to find a "compromise". We hae a cocker spaniel that we just love, and poodles aren't supposed to shed, so it sounds like a great match! Congrats! :)

Eileen said...

Awww! So cute!!!

Chester, my Westie took 9 months to be fully trained. :-( Hope it goes quicker for Bella! Chester rings bells by the patio door when he needs to go outside. Works out well.

Kristi said...

Adorable! She looks like a little stuffed animal she is so cute!

that girl said...

It's a Webkinz! So sweet.

Sandra said...

She is too cute for words!

sara m. said...

yeah! I have to say I am a big dog lover. I mean I love BIG dogs, not just i'm a big lover of all dogs

...anyway....

That face could sway even me to the small dog side. she is so cute! Congrats. When you come visit maybe she and Hale can get acquainted. ;-)

And you should know they have the cutest dog stuff at, you guessed it, IKEA!

Mr.Brian said...

Who wooda thunked the Bilby's would get a dog!!!!!
She is very very cute.
Mr.Brian will have to come see her sometime.
Love the name too!!!!!

thorvet said...

And she has curly hair too! She's very very cute. So what kind of hair products will Joe find for her? ;)

Teresa

Jen said...

She's adorable! I won't tell you that I only lasted 5 days with our puppy a few years ago. You know me well enough to understand why! Have fun!

Mom of 5 said...

How cute -what a doll !!

Sue said...

She is a gorgeous puppy. you will have s much fun with her. I'm glad you finally blogged about her! Will look forward to more pictures and hearing about her progress to loved/beloved.

Rachael said...

Wow, what a cutie. I have to say, I kind of want one too now!

kris said...

OH MY GOSH THAT IS ONE DANG ADORABLE PUPPY!!!! CRATE train. I had Ransom trained in 2 weeks that way. And most dogs LOVE their crates, it's like they're own room, and dogs naturally "den". Make sure it's small while she's small- cuz if they have too much room, they'll just pee further away... but if it's smaller, they won't want to pee and be near it.

Also, TREATS and lots of praise for outside. No negative discipline when she does it inside. Just scoop her up, say no, and take her out and wait til she goes again. It really works!!

I'm so happy for you guys... dogs are the best. Bit of work at first, but you won't regret adopting her!

Anonymous said...

i cant beleve you got a dog! the dog is very cuite. I hope the hole family likes the dog and i hope you get it house trained very soon.
from:
Amber (reltive on sharons side)

nikki said...

Bella is indeed beautiful!
I hear only good things about Cockapoos...enjoy your newest family member, Beck!

P.S. Love the kids' responses too...hilarious!

Denise C said...

OH I love sweet Bella!!!! She is adorable!!! IT was Bella's lucky day when Momma and Daddy Bilby adopted her into the family! Oh what a lucky puppy!!!
I know you all are enjoying her so much...looking forward to more pics of the "Entire" family!
Love,
Denise

Truly Blessed said...

Look at that sweet face -- a weak moment indeed! I'd have caved big time!

Investigate Puppy Kindergarten classes in your area. They really are worth the time and $.

Enjoy your new baby!

Steffie B. said...

ok....you guys just crack me right up!

Laura said...

So cute!!!!!!!! I see the poodle in her face. She looks very much like the toy poodle I recently got. No words of advice on potty training. I'm still working on it, but know I just need to break down and crate-train.

Teena said...

What a sweetie!

I had a cockapoo for 17.5 years and she was a great dog! I miss her.

Kimber said...

She is about the cutest thing I have ever seen:)

Kay said...

Congrat on your new furbaby!
She's a cutie!

The Shocks said...

She is pretty. Good luck with the training.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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