Bella The Puggle

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Mom and Dad decided that I needed a little brother to play with, so they adopted a nice young Puggle pup named Jeter (like the New York Yankee) from a CraigsList post.  Jeter is about 9 months old and  is just FULL of energy and love.  We all just love him and think he’s going to be a great addition to our family :o )  He came from a great little family with 2 cute little kids, but he was just a bit wild & crazy for them.  They love him VERY much and Mom & Dad could tell it was very difficult for them to let him go.  We are going to take such great care of him and will love him very very much.

Mom and Dad really hit the jackpot with Jeter–the family was nice enough to give us his old kennel (which is a cool LifeStages one like mine with a divider), a bunch of his food, toys and treats.  The family was super organized and included all of his pet records, so it will be easy for Mom & Dad to keep his vaccinations and heart worm stuff on track.  Puggles can be VERY expensive, but this pup was essentially free; we just gave the family some money for all the great stuff he came with.

Last night was our first night with Jeter and we did pretty darned well!  Mom & Dad took us to the park in Marion to walk the trails a bit.  I played the leader and walked at a nice pace with Mom and Jeter walked with Dad.  Jeter was pretty curious (I think this was a new park for him–he’s from a different side of town) so he was preoccupied with smelling all the new smells–it was pretty funny because he would pull and bend down low to smell everything, so it was like he was walking Dad :o )  We are going to have to work on getting our rhythm down so we can have a more productive walk ;)

Jeter likes to chase me and Tat the Cat, and we tolerate it okay.  I know he’s a young pup, so I try to be nice, but I do bark occasionally to put him in his place. Jeter has a BUNCH of cool toys and treats, so we have been swapping toys and treats.  Neither of us are too possessive with our stuff,  so we’re cool sharing.  Jeter plays with Tat the Cat, and Tat will tease him a bit by hanging off the chair–when Jeter approaches Tat, Tat will swat him on the head!  (Tat is declawed, so of course it doesn’t hurt little Jeter).

I know I’m a bit overweight, as I’ve blogged about before, but this little guy is LEAN!  I think he’s going to keep me on my toes and we’ll get a few more walks in now because this little guy has SO much energy he needs to expend!  This is going to be great for our whole family, and what a better time?  We are having such a nice Spring and it will be so cool to go on so many fun walks.

Some of our best friends, Amy, Ali and Ethan just got a puppy this weekend, too!  Their puppy is a Great Dane who is SUPER cute, but he will be ENORMOUS!  Some of our other best friends, Anne and Chuck have 2 Boston Terriers, so between the 3 sets of us we will have 5 dogs–talk about some fun barbecues to come!

At Jeter’s old house, he had a stay at home mom, so he’s not used to spending quite as much time in the kennel like I am.  I tried my best to be a good sister and set a good example for him. Dad put me in the kennel this morning and Jeter followed suit shortly.  Thankfully, Mom comes home for lunch a couple hours after Dad leaves for work, then Dad comes home for lunch a couple hours after Mom leaves, and then Mom is  home a couple hours after that–so we don’t spend too much consecutive time in our kennels.

Potty training is going very well; Jeter was already potty trained, so he and I go out together and usually he will go shortly after I do.  Jeter is used to getting fed at 7 and 5 and I am used to getting fed around 12 and 5, so we’re trying to work out what the new schedule might be.  Jeter only had 1 accident, and that was because he had a bunch of water last night and got excited/riled up and Mom and Dad weren’t looking for the signs.  Otherwise, everything is perfect!

Right now we’re all chillaxin’ in the office while Dad works and mom does her homework.  I think I could get used to this!  Jeter sleeps in the king-sized bed with us, and Tat sleeps on the end table next to the bed, so we are just one big happy family.  Jeter only had to get up one time in the middle of the night to go potty, and then he came right back to bed with Dad and we all got to sleep until 6:15.

We’re going to go for a walk and or to see some friends tonight, so I’ve got to sign off.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and there will be many more to come!  We promised we’d post more articles and pictures on the site so Jeter’s old family can check in on him from time to time to make sure all is well.  If you are reading this Julie and Brad: thank you VERY much!  Things are going very well, we are all very happy, and we welcome Jeter’s quirky rambunctiousness.  We will love him very much and will take very great care of him–and we have no intentions of ever giving him back :o )  If you ever have questions, you can post on this site or send us an e-mail.

Mom & Dad will try to get some pictures posted here in the next couple of days.

Love to all my Anipal followers out there!  We’re still undecided if we’ll keep the name “Jeter.”  If any of you have any cool suggestions, please post!  Thanks!

Daddy just got a SWEET webcam today, so momz and I can do webcasts SOON! Yay!

Hello all! I know that I’ve been on a sabbatical and I have missed you all! My 4th birthday is coming up on June 24th and Momz just requested a custom birthday basket from and I can’t wait to see what I get! I will be sure to blog about it when the package arrives!

I haven’t checked out YouTube lately for pawesome puggle videos, so that is next on my list!


I hope you enjoy my video. Mom finally got smart and used a tripod so you can see me without getting all jumbly! Oooh…and I finally get to introduce my mommy to the world! Dad was an awesome director–perhaps we will make some more videos or add a video blog feature! What do you think?

Mom’s so funny…today she decided that her new title is “Dogger Blogger”! I think it’s cute.

I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas! I got some yummy ham and green bean scraps. I am SUCH a lucky puggle.

Grandma got me a PAWESOME toy! It’s a giant stuffed Milk Bone toy with ropes–AND a squeaker–boy I love squeak toys!YouTube Preview Image

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of my new hooman and anipal friends! It has been a wonderful year, and I’m glad I have this website and twitter stuff figured out! It’s so great to be part of a community of such mutual appreciation between hoomans and animals! Happy Holidays and thank you for following me in 2009! I look forward to chatting, laughing and learning with all of you in 2010! A special thanks goes out to some of my besties in the twitterverse:


Hello all pug, puggles, and other anipals! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve d-logged! BOL! My anipals and I are doing “Secret Santa!” $15 gift limit (including shipping). If you are interested in participating, please let me know! Also, if anyone has a cute Christmas picture of your puggle, please send it to me so I can post it with this entry!

Thanks goes out to @Kristense @PugglesTXRanger @PugglePreston @NIKKIDONS for your donations and support! Us pugs/puggles gotta stick together and help one another when we can :)

You can still contribute!

Please click here to help Ace!

Here’s a message from my pug friend Boo Bear from Facebook:

Hi, this little guy was hit by a car on November 13th, 2009. His owners have not come for him yet and he is now being cared for at a near by animal clinic. Mom and I went and met him and visited him and told him people all over the world are praying and pulling for him!
Our Midwest Rescue group has decided to step up a…nd take on medical costs so this little guy can live a full, happy, healthy life. He needs an emergency surgery by Monday or Tuesday to repair his shattered pelvis. If you would like to donate to help SAVE him, please do so by linking on this site: Even if you can’t donate, any and ALL prayers and thoughts are MUCH appreciated by Ace and by mom and ME! XOXO

Poor Ace the Pug!

Poor Ace the Pug!

Click Here to Help Ace!

I am SO excited! I am now part of the Chicagoland Puggle Meetup Group! I can’t WAIT to go meet other puggles and puggle-hoomans! Sweet! I got the link from Mr. Puggle’s Blog!

Chicagoland Puggle Meetup Group!

So…I am THE founder of the Puggle Twibe! It’s a group of puggles and puggle enthusiasts in the twitterverse. My goal is to get EVERY puggle and puggle-lover out there in the twibe! I just figured out that as the founder, I can ADD people! I now have 34! If you or someone you know is on twitter and loves puggles–please tell them to join the twibe!

Click here to join the puggle twibe!