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Bella Bijou’s E Litter, Eight Weeks

Dear Edith, Echo and Elliot, Thank you for posing for pictures tonight. Maybe tilt your chins up a bit. It was a pleasure. Dear Emmett, Seriously? Must you try to engage with our other dogs in the yard as well … Continue reading

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Bella Bijou’s “E” Litter, Seven Weeks

At her puppies’ seven week mark, Bella is still not opposed to an occasional nursing session. Yes, they have emerging teeth, yes, they eat solid food heartily, and yes, she’s increasingly happy to see them being tended to by others. … Continue reading

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Bella Bijou’s E Litter, Five Weeks

Jim and I met in 1974, in a group of mutual friends attending a Grateful Dead concert in Santa Barbara, California. We both grew up in Palo Alto, where Jim’s mother notoriously interviewed Jerry Garcia as a potential guitar teacher … Continue reading

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Bella Bijou’s E Litter, Four Weeks

Bella’s puppies are four weeks old. They now have a place in the heart of the home with solid food served three times a day, the attention of our other adult dogs as well as their mama, a toddler’s gentle … Continue reading

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Bella Bijou’s E Litter, Three Weeks

Happy Father’s Day to our sweet Ren O’Riley, sire of another beautiful litter for us. We’re thrilled to share ourĀ  spring, 2015 puppies, born on May 30, 2015. Bella Bijou of Blue Mountain Cotons and Ren are the parents. There … Continue reading

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Bella’s J Litter, Eight Weeks

We’ve always felt relaxed about including puppies in our family’s entertaining efforts. I particularly remember a wedding reception for seventy five guests, with puppies enjoying visitors from a side room slightly removed from the main event. We hosted a baby … Continue reading

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Bella’s J Litter, Seven Weeks

I think the makers of small stuffed animals should use Bella’s J puppies as models. They permit people to hold them and maneuver them to their backs, on their sides, upright and looking outward, or held slightly aloft in one … Continue reading

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