Welcome to my home. My friends call me Nellie, although I answer to Nellie Belly, Nelle Belle, Miss Brown, Brown Beast, Smelly Nellie, Nellie Belly Burp (because I have been known to…), and most anything sounding like Treat or Ball.
My official name is Naughty Miss Nellie Belle, in keeping with my ancestors who include
Bad Buster Brown, Good Golly Miss Mollie and Magnum Express.
My Mom, the alpha dog, usually calls me GetThatDogOutOfHere.
She loves me SOOOOO much!! And I love her too.
That’s why I’m taking over her blog today. She’s been a little blue lately because the other puppies went back to college. Me too.
Dad (I think you know him as Mr. Fun) got her some PINK tulips to cheer her up because those are her favorite flowers.
That’s one reason we don’t like the deer.
My favorite place is outside,
so that’s where we’re going.
We woke up on New Year’s Day to this amazing view. PINK sky, white fluffy snow. I love it!
Then a few days later, more of the white stuff. Even at night it was pretty, and it made Mom happier.
WALK is one of my favorite words, and when it snows we walk to the mailbox. Our driveway is long, winding and hilly.
Mom and Dad walk in a straight path there and back. Booooring!!! I like to take side trips.
See my dog tunnels? I just stick out my chest and march.
And see my beautiful PINK collar?
Santa gave it to me so everyone will know I’m a girl! I mean, how can you not tell? I’m quite dainty!
Our part of Connecticut has lots of these stone walls. One of my jobs is to inspect them for creatures and chase the chipmunks back into them whenever a little nose comes out.
This wall separates us from eight wooded acres.
Mom calls it Deer Heaven. I think it’s because all the deer in our state live there. They come to visit us, eat the tulips, and leap back over the wall. Sometimes I follow them even though I’m not supposed to!
Back down the big hill to the house.
See this tree?
Just a few months ago it looked like this!
And my front yard, which looks like this today,
sometimes looks quite different!
She stays out all year. And she keeps me company during my futile attempts to go in that front door.
Around to the back yard,
where we see our apple trees.
They sometimes look like this.
Onto the deck. Oops. Too much of the white stuff.
Mom says in just three months this tree
will be PINK!
Then I can stay outside and do more of my jobs–keeping critters off the deck and warning her when those pesky deer try to eat the apples.
I love the snow, but I’m not so crazy about
the ice storm we just had.
I can’t walk on the frozen ground,
or leap through the snow banks.
But these icicles hanging from
the back roof are impressive.
The sun has finally come out, and my patrol of the yard is complete. Time for a well deserved rest.
Mom says I was snoring. But when a girl is almost 10, she needs her beauty rest! And when I sleep it gives Mom time to play with her dishes. She has a cute snowman tablescape in the kitchen. Come back in a few days to see it!!
I hope you enjoyed our time together.
I’m joining a few parties today (I LOVE parties and party food, especially birthday cake and chocolate rabbits when I can get them).
Please visit these fun parties with me!
(for my Mom, Linda) 🙂