It has been one crazy year for me!
All of the excitement began last September when my people told me we were moving to some place called “Bellies”…..I had no idea what they were talking about nor did I get any choice in the decision….
One day in October I woke up in a strange room and my parents put me in a van and we drove over to some giant building with lots and lots of people walking around. I had to walk a lot – I even had to walk through some weird scanner thing and some strange guy swiped my body with some sort of magic wand….I thought maybe he was going to make me young again – but nothing happened.
My people and I sat in some chairs for a couple of hours and then we walked down some long hallway and they sat in more chairs –
I was just happy to have a nice place to sleep for a couple of hours and not be bothered – but it was a strange place to sleep…..it smelled really funny and my ears hurt some – not bad – but I couldn’t hear much.
Here’s me before I got to take a nice nap…..
My people woke me up and I had to walk down these really steep stairs…..the first thing I noticed was the heat! Yowza! I have never felt such hot air hit me in the face before…..We walked inside a cooler building and I got to lie down again…this time it was in some small room…it was just, me, Lisa and some guy at a desk….the thing that I remember most about that room was that Lionel Richie music was playing….LIONEL RICHIE! And the guy poked me in the side with his finger. Why? Who knows. But after he poked me Lisa handed him some pieces of paper and we walked out of the room and outside back into the heat!
Oh what a feeling….when you’re dancing on the ceiling!
We all hopped into a van – that took us to a boat dock. Ok – now I’m interested…I do love boats!
My first thought was, “I hope I get to go for a boat ride!”……and I was right!
Here’s Lisa and me before we got on the boat!
I still had no idea what was going on….what a day I was having so far….I was hot and tired but I was on a boat so I was happy. After my nap my people woke me up and told me, “you’re home!”….What? Home? I have a new home? Is this Bellies???
We all climbed out of the boat and I got to meet Scott and Jodie and my first island dog friend, Sunny!
I was tired from all of the activity but so excited to explore my new home……my people took me for walks on the beach which I loved….and I swam in the water…which I also loved…..well, except that it tasted funny…..I don’t like the taste of the water here so I had to learn not to drink it while I swam in it.
Here’s me and Ronnie walking down the beach – you can blame the bad picture on Lisa – she’s pretty horrible with a camera – just be happy her finger isn’t in the picture!
Here’s a video of one my beach walks and a swim…..check it out! (I have no idea where my people found that obnoxious music they used!)
One day in October they dressed me up in some ridiculous outfit….I have no idea what I was supposed to be….all I know is I WAS HOT! After they put this thing on me Lisa walked me around some other people and other dogs and up on a stage…..I guess I won some kind of contest….but all I remember is I was hot…here is my tail about that day….heat fest!
That day wasn’t all bad though – I did meet this cool dog – Johnson Slim. We are good buddies – despite our size difference! (I can’t believe I don’t have any pictures of us!)
I wasn’t so sure I was loving Bellies at this point…..I couldn’t really drink the water and it was pretty darn hot….and I had to ride in the back of a golf cart – that was really hard!
One day when I was riding in the back of the cart I smelled some food and got distracted and ouch! Well……you can read the story for yourself here. Needless to say I skinned my chin up pretty bad….so I’ve been practicing and I always remember:
Don’t get distracted by BBQ Chicken!
This new life in Bellies definitely wasn’t an easy adjustment, but then my people took me out sailing! I loved sailing!
I even made a video of me sailing one day….here it is!
One day I found this cool boat…I told my people I wanted a boat of my very own so they said I could have this one:
That boat sucked.
I started to meet lots of new friends…..Sunny helped show me the ropes….one day I got invited to hang out with Sunny and two other dogs – Pepper and Otis! They were giant! I thought I was the big dog on the island until I met them……we were having tons of fun playing until…..our people put these ridiculous hats on us…….why???
But that wasn’t the end of the strange hat…then they walked me in front of this giant thing on the beach and made me sit in front of it while wearing a hat…..Cheese!
I really need to get a pair of sunglasses – the sun is bright here!
My people started to drop me off at this awesome place in town….I get to hang out there with all of my island friends….it’s nice and cool inside and they take me for nice walks on the beach…..I love all of my friends at Pampered Paws!
I saw that my people were taking out their bikes and riding on the beach…..and I told them I wanted to come too…..of course they laughed and said there was no way I could keep up with them…….nice, right?
So I asked them, “why not get a cart and just pull me behind?”
Click here to read what happened the “day I rode a bike“…..it was not pretty. But you know what? I rode a bike in Bellies!
Ronnie and Lisa actually thought this would work……
One exciting day my neighbor Bob came over and asked us if we wanted to go on a boat ride….YES! That was such a fun day! (Especially because I think I went all the way to Mexico!) Here is my tail of how that day went….
I had so much fun on the boat I asked Ronnie and Lisa to buy me one – not a crappy one – but a real boat… one with a motor! I begged them because it was my birthday month…but they still said no.
Did I mention it was my birthday month? Look how special Ronnie and Lisa made it for me…..
That’s right, they re-used a picture….lame!
Luckily my friends at Pampered Paws made me feel special on my birthday! They even let me wear this super cool My Little Pony birthday hat! How did they know that My Little Pony is my favorite!
One day Ronnie and Lisa came home very excited and told me they won me a spa day at Pampered Paws! Awesome! I love being pampered…..
I immediately prepared for my spa day…..
Wondering what happened at my spa day? Click here to read my tail!
Wow! Life in Bellies is getting better by the month! New friends, spa days, beach walks….what else could happen?
My dream had come true! My people bought me my very own boat!!!!
I was so excited for Ronnie and Lisa to get my new boat in the water…..let’s go people! I’ve got boating to do!
I was ready to feel the salt air in my ears!
Well, at least for a few minutes until I fall asleep again….
Do you know what’s better than sleeping?
Sleeping on a boat!
After a “ruff” (come on, I couldn’t pass up that opportunity) start and learning to adjust I am loving my new life in Bellies!
Oops, I mean Belize….I finally realize that I’ve been spelling it wrong this entire time!
I’m excited for my second year here….well, with the exception of all of the hats and costumes my people make me wear!
Ok, that’s enough work….time to head to my favorite place, The Palapa Bar….to do what else? Nap!