Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's a girl!

Isabelle Annabelle Rose is now a permanent member of our family.
Her official Gotcha Day is February 27 because that's when the paperwork went through.

Miss Baby Belle has been our foster pug since March 2009. Like Quincy, she was in pretty sorry shape when she got here. With lots of love, good food and a teeny bit of exercise, she's really turned around. She weighed 23.75 pounds! She shuffled along with severely overgrown nails and arthritis. 

Now she weighs about 17 pounds. With her weight loss, plus lots of good joint stuff and mild exercise, Isabelle runs and scampers like a pug should. She even stands up on her back legs when it's time to eat. She couldn't do that when she first got here. 

For almost two years, Isabelle never ever used a potty pad. Instead, she preferred to pee on stuffies.  Not the hundred million dog beds on the floor, just the toys that Petunia LOVES.
Mom always thought it was Quincy but after he started wearing bellybands, she knew it had to be Isabelle. Still, she put down potty pads every day, hoping that one day someone would use it.

Here's the amazing thing.

After Mom told her that she was a permanent member of the family and would never leave us,
Isabelle started using potty pads.

Despite being deaf and being a pug and all, somehow Isabelle knew.
Who knows why after two years this old dog learned a new trick, but she did.

If you don't think your pugs understand what you say, don't be so sure.
Isabelle understood.

So welcome to the family officially, Isabelle.
Mom has loved you since you came here and
she will love you and take care of you for the rest of your days.
We may still fight like sisters do, but you are our sister, now and forever.

And yes, she'll be getting a shirt with her name on it.


  1. Hey cutie pie! Our Mom misses you and seeing how you are doing now is really wonderful. We can't wait to see your new t-shirt!

    Sequoia and Tuni

  2. Hola Chicas!!
    COngratulations Isabelle Annabelle Rose !!!
    We are so happy for you and all the Family!!
    Spongy & Licky

  3. This is such wonderful news. Why is my mom all teary eyed? very proud of you holding out with the pee pad until you got the commitment.

  4. aaahhh we love your Gotcha post. Look at those adorable faces!
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wow, a Gotcha Day post for you, Isabelle Annabelle Rose! Just the time for you to strike a pose! And just like this you learn to goes, now it's time to relax and doze!

  6. Isabelle, you are just beautiful. Welcome home, my dear!!!!!

  7. oh congratulations to all of you!
    isabelle is a beautiful and very lucky girl!
    so much love!
    a & m

  8. congrats to your growing family! Pugs are like potato chips, you can never have just one

  9. Hi Isabelle,

    CONGRADULATIONS on Gotch-ya-day! I am so happy for you that you found a forever home.

    Mom's eye's starting leaking when she was reading your post.


  10. Congratuations! You are one lucky puggie, Isabelle and what a great family you picked!
    Thank your mom for the suggestion about the frozen meals for us when they are away! Hu-mom will sure try that.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  11. Yay! Congrats on the forever home! You're very lucky to have such a loving and supportive Mom, and fun sisters to play with!

  12. That is wonderful! I am so glad you officially took her into her family, I doubt she ever would have been happy in another. She definitely has the best home possible now

  13. Sorry we're late with our congratulations, (mom has been a serious slacker). We think that it's wonderful that Isabelle is now a permanent member of the family. I fight with my sister, but I still love her a lot. (And I howl when she's gone_


  14. Happy Gotcha Day Isabelle!! Welcome to the family, "officially"!!! Hooray!

    Vito, Gina and Louie too!