Thursday, June 28, 2012

Belle of the Ball

She came up to us as Babs on a beautiful Spring morning in May, and off to the races she went... literally!  You see, we had a race at NHMS that afternoon, so after a few hours happily romping with the Lapdogs, off she went to the track with us.  We were told she was a little shy, but never saw it!  In fact, she was an instant hit at the track and had her very own receiving line of new friends and fans in our pit all day long. 

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A few of her new fans had toyed with the idea of adopting her, but in the end it was a fellow Legends racer Pete and his wife Wanda who became the lucky new parents!  By the end of her first day in NH, Babs had found her forever home (complete with two kitty siblings the same age as her, a much older doggy brother and lots of horses) and became our quickest foster ever.  While all the paperwork went thru and her new parents prepared for her arrival, we had the pleasure of having Belle crash at our house for a full week!  Babs became Belle, and sure did steal a lot of hearts!  Here she is lounging in our pit at NHMS that first day and wishing foster Daddy good luck...

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As you can see, I've finally downloaded all of the photos from Belle's fun week here with us - so please bear with the picture heavy post.  She is an absolute love and totally a mini-Lola.  With a personality made of gold, she is an instant star wherever she goes, making friends with everyone she meets.   And yes... she's one of those that if we didn't already have a full house, she would have made her home right here.  Don't they make a great 5-pack?

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All of the Lapdogs adored their little foster sister.  Even Tut, who always makes sure he lets the fosters know he is still the baby of this house, absolutely adored his mini-Lola.  They were two peas in a pod...

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When they weren't busy plucking out basil and bean sprouts from my container garden romping on the deck, Lola thought Belle was the perfect nap partner...

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Many of the fosters who have come through our house have been smitten with Zeus, even when he tries his best to ignore them.  We always assume it's because he's large and moves slow.  Sure, he'll eventually play with them a little bit, but usually only when no one else is around.  Enter Belle... I think Zeus was just as smitten with her as she was with him!  Perhaps it was because of her mini-Lolaness, I'm not sure, but not only did he openly play with her, he let her stomp on his face and crawl all over him...

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Sophie thought Belle was a cool little sister as well and taught her all about the wonderful morning sun spots...

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Miss Belle has become quite the little race dog!  In fact, she's the Belle of NELCAR as far as we're all concerned.  She loves getting her belly rubs and scratchies, then enjoys being lazy sleeping in her race hauler.  The loud noises of drills, generators and race engines don't even faze her!  She can fall asleep just about anywhere...  

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We do miss having the lovebug here with us (we both really miss her snuggles), but are so happy we get to see her at the track nearly every weekend!  While it's wonderful when someone we know adopts one of our foster babies, it's even better when they are part of our race family and we get to see them all summer long!  Belle has already grown quite a bit from when these photos were taken (which you may have noticed in this update)! 

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Belle assisted the Lapdogs with a couple of reviews while she was with us (Cookie Crunchies and Smooches), and happily enjoyed several afternoons on the back deck.  Here she is during some more play time...

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Whew, that sure was a lot of photos from just a week (yes, I do have more)!  You'll be seeing Belle in future foster updates, I'm sure!  It's a good thing I finally got her post up, since it looks like this guy will be crashing at our house next...

5 comments:

Max the Quilt Cat said...

She is so cute and looks as if she fit right in with your crew. Am so glad that she has gone to a wonderful forever home.

Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

SissySees said...

Love a happy ending. Thanks for being a great foster pack!

Sue said...

I just love pups who need to grow into their ears. She's a doll.

Marjie said...

Foster puppies are such fun. And you'll get to see her often, too, which is best of all!

WonderWhyGal said...

Aw, I want to come play with all of those beautiful dogs...of course mine would be jealous.

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