so, i inherited a little puppy named bella on christmas eve. she's 3.5 months old and is a real handful. to be quite honest, having her to look after validates why i never really wanted a puppy. so much work! so high maintenance! so completely dependent! nevertheless, i was given her (on a kind of trial basis) and although she's really tough to handle (read: david and i have had no life whatsoever for 4 days-i would be lost without his help to raise bella!), she's very, very sweet. and it really seems like all she ultimately wants is to love and to be loved. meet bella.