Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new member of the family


This is little Stella...She is the newest member of our family. I'm sorry about the dark and grainy pictures, but i was in a rush to introduce her to you all, and she seems to be a bit camera shy. She actually ducks and turns away when she sees me with the camera pointed at her. So these are the best pictures i have of her so far. She was a much loved member of my cousin's family, but when her four legged friends passed away (she is 7 years old) she became a bit depressed and her loving humans thought that maybe she would be happier in a place where she could be with other dogs.At first i wondered if this place would be TOO much for Stella. That blur in the picture is Zinnia and Little Honey playing with each other... And we have an Open Door Policy here at the house, so we have folks dropping in all the time, day and night. It is a lot for a body to get used to if that is not your normal way you know.
I was especially worried about Thanksgiving Day. We were having everyone here for dinner and there were at one time about 16 to 18 people of all ages, shapes and sizes in this little house. But you know, those people are all dog lovers, and very loving people in general. And little Stella, who i call Stella Bella, found plenty of laps and arms to be sheltered in, and she did just fine. I have a feeling she will be a special friend to my Mom and Dad, who make a big fuss over her for sure.
As the days go on and Stella becomes part of the pack here, she also becomes a part of my heart. Thank you Mand and Celie. We love her very much. And i promise better pictures soon!(IF she co-operates! ;)

8 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Ooh, well you know I like her already with a name like that!

I think she looks right at home!

Paula said...

Awww... Mare, little Stella Bella is sooo precious... I know she will love being a member of your gang!!

Heath said...

Aww! tears <3 (and a huge smile) over here! You are wonderful. We all love you. THANK YOU!!

Heath said...

My post says from "Heath" but it is AMANDA!

Mare said...

Thanks Everybody! She is a sweetie!And she blends in with the pack more and more every day (which could be good or bad, depending on the day ;)

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh, Stella is beautiful! It does take a little time for chihuahuas to adjust. Dinah was 20 months when she came to live with us and she was very unhappy for a few months becuase she missed her former family. I'm sure Stella will settle in soon, they are such funny, tyrannical little dogs, a joy to live with!
Lynne

Peng Peng said...

Stella is adorable!! She is lucky to have a home full of so much love and great energy :) xoxo

Mare said...

Thank you PP and Lynne! Lynne, she is still a bit shy of the other dogs, but i see her curling up with Pollyanna here and there. (Polly is part Chi, part Pug, and there's a little bulldog in there too i think)Every day she seems to blend in more and more. Thank you for the good advice, as i see you as a Chihuahua expert! :)