A Thundershirt

Jack the Goldendoodle

I want a thundershirt.

Also known as a calming vest. Also known as an anxiety shirt.

My mom saw this one and told me I might be getting one.

I guess I do get a little wild and crazy when there’s funny business outside.

I do what my family calls my ‘heavy breathing’ when I’m stressed.

Sometimes I’m afraid to go new places so I tip-toe and peek around the corners with deep concern in my eyes…

Sometimes when friends come over to visit, I lose my self control and the next thing I know I’m causing all sorts of commotion.

And sometimes I’m really brave. And sometimes I’m just happy and smiling and as calm as a graceful swan. Are swans graceful?

I haven’t seen a swan. But I think seeing one would be a scary experience.

I think I would look handsome in a thunder shirt sometimes, do you think?

10 Things We Love About Bella

10 things we love about bellaYou’ve heard the 10 Things We Love About Lily, the 10 Things Lily Loves About Me, and now you can hear about Bella…our cousin, the newest member of our family. We love her. Here are ten reasons why.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle

1) Her lips. I mean, look at them. She’s smiling.

Bella the Ausralian Labradoodle Happy on a Walk

2) She has a spring in her step. She doesn’t just walk places. Sometimes she frolicks. Prances. Leaps.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle After A Bath

3. She loves to take baths.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle Bathtub

She dunks her head underwater, splashes around…she can’t get enough. When I was a pup I was scared of baths, but Bella is not afraid. Sometimes she even takes naps in the bathtub too.

Bella the labradoodle puppy

4) She looks really cute in her magenta harness. She likes to go on long walks in Seattle, now that she’s old enough to be out and about. She’s an adventurer.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle at Work

6) She goes to work with her mom and dad 5 days a week. She’s a good pup. She plays, sits nicely, and keeps the workers company throughout the day. Everyone loves her.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle with a Toothbrush

7) She can be a rebel rouser…kind of like me. Here she is going crazy with someone’s toothbrush.

Bella Australian Labradoodle Cute Puppy

8) She’s really good at sitting down nicely to say hello. She’s very polite. I’m still working on my manners.


9) One of her favorite toys is this gorilla. She found this at my house when she was a tiny pup and it was her favorite toy to play with because it was her size…and she could pin him down without him fighting back. We let Bella take the gorilla to her house since she loved him so much.


10) …that face.

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