Hi Kathie and Joe,                                                                                                                                                        July 10, 2009

We just wanted to drop you a quick a note on Bella and thank you again for letting us adopt her into our home.

Bella has been a great addition to our family.  She's a very sweet little girl who has the whole neighborhood wrapped around
her finger.  We have a lot of children in our neighborhood and they were super excited that Bella is with us.  She's been
getting so much attention!  The neighborhood kids come by every day to see her and play with her.  She's been great with
the kids and is getting ALOT of socialization!

Bella really didn't like her crate at first.  You were right that when she doesn't like something she lets you know!  We didn't
get much sleep the first night.  But she's now adjusted to it and going great.  She's also doing pretty well with potty training.
 We've been taking her outside and she usually goes.  She still has quite a few accidents in the house but I think she'll get
the hang of it soon.

Here's a picture of Bella on our patio with Owen.  She is looking forward to seeing you and her mommy next Friday!

Take care,
Hi Kathie and Joe!                                November 30, 2009

I just took a look at your website.  Wow!  You guys have
been busy!  

Bella is doing great.  She's growing like a weed.  She's
getting along really well with the kids and our other
Aussie, Keira.  In fact, she's put a little spring into Keira's
step since we got her.  (I don't know if that's because
Keira is enjoying having a bratty teenager around or if
she's just trying to get away from Bella!  Just kidding!  The
dogs get along great.)  Bella just got spayed right before
Thanksgiving.  She's loving her medicine because she gets
it with a hot dog.  We have to watch her because she
LOVES people food!

She's also just about to complete her second class of
training.  We've been taking her to Narnia in Naperville.  
The funny thing is that her sister, Rosalie, is also in her
class.  Bella prefers humans with treats over playing with
the other dogs.  But when the two of them are together,
they get along very well.  Small world!

I have attached a new picture of Bella.  She's getting to
be quite the little lady.  She loves to cuddle.  I call her my
30 lb. lap dog.