Bella's Puppy Days Part 2...

We think Bella is pretty happy here.  She is growing fast.  She gained 8 lbs. since we picked her up 3 weeks ago.  

Wes is in love.  He's been home for lunch a lot more in the last 3 weeks:)  All the boys are figuring her out.  It's interesting how they all respond so differently to her.  
Eli spends the most time with her right now.  She is the first thing he wants to see when he gets up in the morning.  He loves to carry her and is willing to take her outside to use the bathroom.  He spends a few minutes each day training her to obey different commands.  He runs like crazy if he thinks she's going to nip him but if he happens to find her in a calm place he kisses her and gives her tons of praise.

Will tortures her mercilessly.  Mostly because she really treats him like a litter mate because of his size.  Recently, I taught Will how to play fetch with her...he loves having a constructive way to play with the puppy. 

Joshua loves to give her some quick loving and then move onto something else.  Micaiah loves to play soccer with her and definitely loves to cuddle with her when he can.  

Bella stands under the Eastloch tree and waits for the boys to get off the bus.  She is beginning to recognize the sound of the bus coming down the street. 

Bella absolutely loves the slide.  She tries repeatedly to make it up to the top. 

Here are a few frequent statements we've heard over the last three weeks...
"You must be crazy.  Didn't you have enough people to take care of already?" 
"You just had to get that girl didn't you?"
"It's just like having a new baby right?" 
"She's beautiful.  I may just take her home."
"I'll puppy sit if you want me to."
"Your boys must be so happy." 
Yes it's been busy and sometimes crazy but she's worth it...