Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bella our new German Shepard

It has been raining quite often lately and the other night it was thundering as well. I learned that Bella is afraid of thunder, she did not like it at all. It makes me laugh. She is a German Shepard, she is big. I never knew a big dog to be afraid of thunder. Bella usually follows me around the house, she wants to know where I am at all times. Well, when it was thundering, she was on my heels. I almost fell over her several times. Silly dog.
Bella has been a wonderful addition to our family. My kids love her. Fuzzy the cat is tolerating her. Bella tries to play with Fuzzy but Fuzzy just runs away. She is a fat lazy cat. Playing is beneath her. LOL.

By the way, we adopted Bella from a German Shepard rescue. She is 6 years old and was a owner surrender; the previous owner decided they didn't want a dog anymore. Lucky for us, now she is ours.

Bella looks like she is smiling.

Mrs. Marine



  1. She's gorgeous!! I used to have big Labrador and she was so frightened of thunder that she would hide under my bed...Now I have a little puppy and he is not the least bit afraid of anything :)

  2. We used to have a German Shepard mix that was afraid of many noises - firecrackers, ice cream truck music and thunder to name a few.

    He was the sweetest dog with the kids but he went crazy when he would hear these noises.

    He eventually started having seizures that would cause him to have adrenaline spells where he would not be still for hours after. Medication didn't help him with the seizures or the anxiety so we ended up putting him down.

    He was one of the best dogs we have ever had and we miss him :o(

    I wish many happy years with your new dog ;o)

  3. Bella is so pretty!

    I have a rescue dog who had a horrible life before us. I learned a lot about dog training and behavior helping my dog work through his fears. My dog hates thunderstorms To take his mind off of the scary storms and make a negative a positive, I give my dog a treat dispensing toy like a Kong filled with peanut butter or squeeze cheese. My dog is so focused on trying to get the food out of toy that he forgets to stress out and bark at the thunder.

  4. Bella is gorgeous. I grew up with a female shepherd who looked almost like Bella - Jo was a great dog, very intelligent and loyal!
    Glad you've given her a Forever Home!


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