Monday, September 24, 2012

A grand adventure!

Finally, a Belly adventure. One of Daddy's friends told him aboot this place: Shadow Cliffs.  My Mommy has also heard of it, but never thought to take me. So, this morning, we piled in Mommy's car and drove to Shadow Cliffs! There was supposed to be a special place for doggies, but the 'Rents couldn't find it. Since Daddy never asks for directions, my Mum asked a nice lady and her dog, Newton, where doggies could play. So, we finally made it!

Whoa...Snort!! It kinda looks like a beach, but the water isn't stinky and angry...

So calm, and I know I can go in the water, maybe sneak a drink. Then it came to me: I've never really been in water like this! Water in the wilds?! Sure, I enjoy a bath, but this is in the wild! What aboot Belly eating animals? Or giant Belly eating fish?!

Then I met MONROE! He was still a puppy and told me that the water was totally doggie safe. I was still on my leash...But that soon changed!

Almost over my legs! But still on my leash...Oh MOMMMMY! I gotta go in the water!

Even deeper! Still on my dang leash! But I was hoppin' through the water like a bunny!

And then it happened! I was let of my leash! And there's video of almost all of my shenanigans! Except when I fell off that little cliff....head first...into the water...Yup, I FELL IN...Doggie instinct kicked-in, and I paddled to shore, with my jowls filled with life-giving air. Mommy panicked, Daddy giggled, and I got really muddy and dirty...And...

It was some of the bestest fun...EVER! I wanna go back, when it cools down a bit, so I can explore the trails, play in the water, and embrace my inner wolf! Wow! I was like a real dog!

Don't forget aboot the contest I'm in: Camp BowWow Calendar Contest.

We can beat that darn Basset Hound who's still in 1st. place!


  1. Damn that bassett! We voted for you. Hope you can catch him!
    You are a good swimmer and water player. How lucky to have a place near you like this.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

    PS: Love how your fur shines

  2. Wow you had a great time..and can swim really good for a moment mom got all worried but we knew your "dog" would kick in and you would turn into an olympic swimmer!!
    stella rose

  3. We voted yesterday and today and will vote everyday for you, Bella-T, queen of the wild pugs!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. That looks awesome ... but we're not sure we would go in the water!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

    PS ... We have voted and we're gonna vote every day! Good Luck ... you have to win!!! <3

  5. I'm not a huge fan of swimming - I'm much more of a wader. Poppy has her first swimming experience this summer. She too fell in heads first, panic-swam to the shore and then did it again. Silly puppies.

  6. Bellatrix,
    I was on the edge of my CUTE PUG BUTT reading about your adventure in the water. I actually like to swim, except for Lake Tahoe where the water is way too chill.
    Love Noodles

  7. Ut-oh Belli
    I really really think your mama is up to something. Could be related to the PUGOWEEN coming up next month. My Mommy sure is plotting something. She keeps trying things on my HEAD and wondering aloud.
    So unlike her.
    Love Noodles

  8. Glad you had such a great time! I'm not a fan of water, it scares me! Your such a brave pug.

    Don't worry, we''ll be voting for you every day!

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  10. Wow, Bell, sure looks like you had a great time in the water. I usually only get to dip a paw or two because my 'rents get all freaked out when I start getting closer to the "deep end". Don't they know that swimming is one of our many natural instincts?! Anyway, I hope you get to go back soon for some more off-leash water-filled adventures!


  11. I almost forgot, looking at these pictures, your looking awfully fit and trim Belly!

  12. Hi Bella! I finally got out the laptop to enjoy your video and it was great. Hope you get to go back there soon, just don't give your mom a heart attack, ok?