It seems like only yesterday that we brought our big fat Bella home. She was the cutest puppy I have ever seen so fat and cuddly! I remember her curiosity often got her into trouble. She was so naughty. I have a couple of pairs of shoes that didn’t survive Bella’s puppyhood. I still say RIP Steve Madden boots! Nonetheless the loss of those shoes was totally worth having the most loving and patient dog become a huge part of our family unit. You could tell how much she loves you just by the look in her eye when she looks at you. Her patience is immeasurable. My boys often use her as a pillow and she does not mind at all. She indeed stole our hearts from the moment we brought her home at only 3 months old. She is now 5 yeas old and my love for her still grows every day. Even though she cannot speak English. She understands me and we have our own communicating language. She knows when I’m sad, or happy. If I’m sad she comforts me by laying her head on my lap. If I’m happy she wants to join in on my happiness and smiles and wags her tail at me. Thank you for being so loving and loyal Bella and happy birthday!!!