Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This is not  Bella but it could be
(via google)

Let me begin by saying
really I do

I have had many beloved dogs over the years and I am a dog lover from the depths of my soul
now we don't have a dog, 
no fence plus too much travel equal no pets
I love your dogs too
at your house!

We have had a jalopy fence since we moved to 822 and in the midst of all our construction
it was, well, down the line of priorities...but finally....the time came

Even though it was on the list...we were sort of rushed into the plan by our neighborhood pitbull Bella
Bella likes our pool floats, our patio cushions, our shoes left on the porch, our hedgehog shoe scraper, our baskets that hold towels and well...Bella likes the pool

I have found our stuff
in the neighbor's yard(s)
in the street 
in the alley
and even in her yard at her house down the street
and then one day I found Bella swimming

we called
we facebook messaged
we went for a visit
we asked nice
we asked less than nice
then we asked directly
with the magic word

please keep Bella home

It took a few days to get the supplies
lumber ladders nails and hard work
it dried up enough to begin work on the sod again
***Cute yard man told me he has never put in a yard that it didn't rain...
we got two (unheard of JULY) rains during this time and it even rained while they were laying the sod**

why these two could be in fence uniform
blue shirt* black shorts* cap*
hey Mr. PV I better get you one of those tool belts for your birthday !


chair that no one will sit it in
boxes that cover marble and stone with random black widow spiders

pool protected from Bella
floats safely bobbing in the night breeze
ready for precious friends to visit

I wonder who Bella will visit now since 
we finally have some
Thank you dear heart
you are "ma man"!


Laurie said...

well I'm sure Bella is a sweet heart but like you said , IN her own home and yard, you have lots of patience to put up with that.
What a beautiful fence, I like it so high, thats lovely, I do not like the spiders, aren't they deadly???

NanaDiana said...

Yep-It goes back to that old saying- Good fences make good neighbors. Let's pray Bella doesn't learn to DIG! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

oh=ps- I FORGOT to say that it looks absolutely beautiful. It is like your own resort!!!

Marissa said...

Wow that fence is coming along beautifully!!!
no dogs here need to fence first... oh so many things we need.. I love your backyard resort!!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love it! Poor Bella...what will she do for fun now? Yes, let's do hope she doesn't dig under and surprise you! It looks beautiful, Gina- when's the party?

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cute story....I'm sure poor Bella will find another home to visit...but you are going to enjoy your privacy!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Enjoyed the story! Bella is going to miss you ;o)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

One of the above commenters took the words right out of my mouth - let's hope she doesn't begin digging LOL.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I saw Bella down at your local Home Depot buying a chainsaw, a set of stepladders, a Li-lo with built in cocktail holder and she definitely had a look of determination on her face.

Your pool and turf looks amaaazing!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

so lovely Gina!I love the lights around your pool! HOpe all is well and that youre having a great summer.
xo Nancy