I wish I had my camera handy. Ted called me to the patio door and there is Miss Julia leash training Belle! They are just walking around, Julia is talking to her the whole time and Belle is looking up at her with a "love puppy" look. Then Julia crouched down next to her and they were giving each other kisses! I wasn't sure if I should cry since it was so sweet or laugh because they were being silly! Belle is so different from Callie. Callie just didn't have the time to bother with the kids, although Julia learned to walk holding on to her. When the kids got loud, she would just walk away. Not a bad thing at all. Now Belle--she's so in love with the kids and she plays and plays with them. When the kids are tired-yep it does happen occasionally--they just crouch down a bit and Belle comes over wagging her tail.
Belle was supposedly a submissive dog. Yeah--NO!!! I think she had just been so mistreated. Barb, her foster mommy, started to get her to come out of her shell and then once she came here and had Loki to beat on and tug at and then 3 children that just love to play--well, that personality came out. I keep saying she's just like every other female in the house--headstrong and opinionated! Right now, Loki and Belle are laying side by side chewing bones--Belle no shoes for once! and I look over a couple of feet and there's the children watching tv. This is what heaven is like. Again--I'm the luckiest person in the world!