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Hazel Run's Princess Lil Belle...our fourth boy

hazelrunpack
February 3rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
Princess Lil Belle is the King's sister, and we could see she was special when we picked up Ember...
but she was spoken for...by an idiot (and I'm being kind) as it turns out...

Her first owner used an underground fence and a shock collar, not too uncommon or excessive...but he put his training pigeons just outside the perimeter. Belle, being a bird dog, was very interested in the pigeons...but every time she'd go over to look, she'd get a shock. Sigh. Her owner, a self-styled 'trainer', couldn't understand why after a while she didn't want to look at a pigeon, much less point it. :wall:

She did better for him at the game farm, but then she began refusing to hunt. Some days she'd do fine, some days he couldn't force her out of the truck when they got to the training field. At that point, this 'trainer' decided she just wouldn't point and couldn't hunt. So after having had her a year, he took her back to the breeder.

How he could do that escapes me--she's such a house dog, loves to get underfoot when you're working in the kitchen, licks your face raw with tender kisses if you let her, and is just such a cheerful loving girl.

But still he took her back...and we finally got to bring her home! :D

We noticed the same thing about her that her first owner had--some days she was just 'off'.
We recognized the symptoms and took her in for a blood test. Lil Belle turned out to have a chronic case of Lyme's disease. :frustrated:
Her first owner had never had her checked, even though he'd had her out in tick territory :wall:

At any rate, she responded well to the antibiotics and only occasionally has a flare-up these days.
Although we don't pressure her to hunt, she does love to get out in the woods. She has a lovely point and a wonderful nose.
At Hazel Run she's a lover and a hard player and gets a kick out of riling up the Pack.
She's always out there picking a fight and getting a ruckus going. She plays so hard, we call her our fourth boy! :laughing:
Once she has everyone roughhousing, she runs for cover and wants Mom to escort her to the deck. :laugh: Such a silly girl! :dog:

Without further ado, let me introduce the Tomboy Princess of Hazel Run, Princess Lil Belle:

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She has a very expressive face and her eyepatch lends her an air of mystery :D

She can look skeptical:
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hazelrunpack
February 3rd, 2009, 11:00 PM
She can look sassy...
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...or regal...
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...or bossy, as the mood strikes her.
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hazelrunpack
February 3rd, 2009, 11:04 PM
But her specialty look is her coy look...

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She uses this one most often when she's been caught in the act of doing something unbecoming of her rank. :D

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"Honest, Mom! I'm innocent! How could you possibly believe that this face could do such a thing?" :angel:

hazelrunpack
February 3rd, 2009, 11:08 PM
And then she's right back at it!

Sassin' her brother the King...
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...messin' with Esquire Brier's mind...
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...and then running for the door when things get really wild in the yard.

"Let me in! Let me in!"

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"Ahhh. That's better. See? I'm an :angel:!"

:laughing:

Dee-O-Gee
February 3rd, 2009, 11:14 PM
Oh my gosh... You call Princess Lil Belle your fourth boy and here I am--putting little pink berets in my lil boy Gryphon :) Hey wait a sec...something sound a little backwards here???

She sure is another treat Hazel...You could truly write a book about the pack.

hazelrunpack
February 3rd, 2009, 11:25 PM
:laughing: But Gryphon looks so cute in his bling! :flirt:

MommaKat
February 4th, 2009, 12:22 AM
I'm so glad you got her, she's such a beauty.

hazelrunpack
February 4th, 2009, 12:27 AM
We're so glad, too! Hindsight is 20-20. If only we'd taken her the day we brought Ember home... :o

She was a little doll back then, too... :flirt:

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growler~GateKeeper
February 4th, 2009, 12:50 AM
There's my sweet Lil Belle :lovestruck: :lovestruck: :cloud9: :cloud9:

Love her sassy look pic :laughing: :lovestruck:

Here are some cute videos of Princess Lil Belle :D :

Princess Lil Belle is easily entertained (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/538800/2749420)

Princess Lil Belle entertains herself yet again (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/557813/2793815)

and a super short video Lil Belle teaches Brier about Toys (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/709533/3157766)

rainbow
February 4th, 2009, 01:29 AM
Lil Belle certainly does know how to entertain herself. :crazy:

I love the second "coy look" pic :cool: and the "skeptical look" cracks me up. :laughing:

aslan
February 4th, 2009, 09:27 AM
YAAAAAY, finally there is the lovely belle, i would sooo have a big cuddle fest with your pack, but shhhhh, she's definately my fav.:2huggers:

Chris21711
February 4th, 2009, 11:56 AM
She is beautiful Hazel, I love her eye-patch :lovestruck: Some of the pack have such sad stories :sad: They have definately hit the jackpot finding you and HRD :thumbs up

Luvmypitgirls
February 4th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Hazel, you have one of the best looking packs I have ever seen!:cloud9:
:lovestruck:

luckypenny
February 4th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Every time I read one of the pack's threads, I think, "aw, this one's my favorite :cloud9:" until I read another one of their threads :D. I give up, they are all my favorites :lovestruck:.

I love the video of Lil Belle zooming figure 8s around her Kong :laughing:. She's too adorable :cloud9:. Thanks for posting those Growler :thumbs up.

krdahmer
February 4th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Love love love the expressions... too cute! :lovestruck: And boo to her first 'owner'... and so glad the whole experience ended with her in a great family instead!! :thumbs up:cloud9:

TeriM
February 4th, 2009, 02:47 PM
I love, love, love all of her expressions :lovestruck:. The patch over her eye is such a striking feature :cloud9:. Give her an extra kiss on the nose from me :D.

hazelrunpack
February 4th, 2009, 05:25 PM
She is a sweetie...and a beauty....

...and a tomboy! :D

We were pretty lucky to get her...just wish I'd had madame hazel's crystal ball up and running when we picked up Ember, cuz then we would have followed through on our impulse to bring Lil Belle home right away, too! :o It would have at least preserved her health :frustrated:

I'll earmark one of her extra kissies for you, TeriM. :D And the Princess thanks all of you for your support!

"You hear that, guys? They all think I'm the prettiest!!! nyah-nyah!!":dog:

14+kitties
February 4th, 2009, 05:28 PM
The pirate Li'l Belle!! So dashing with her little eye patch! Love it. But then I love all of them......... can't chose......... :sad:

hazelrunpack
February 4th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Luckily you won't have to, 14+ cuz I'm bein' selfish here and keepin' 'em all! :laughing:

She really does look a little like a pirate with her eye patch, doesn't she? :D A very pretty pirate, but a pirate, nonetheless. She has the personality for it, too!

*Lil Belle tears up to the deck with the Pack in hot pursuit* "Avast, me hearties!! *scruffs Brier* Take that! *scruffs Ridge* And that! *fends Sheriff Cole off with one paw* Take that, you dog!!!" :dog:

:laughing:

14+kitties
February 4th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Oh I didn't mean choosing one to dognap!! I have my hands full here now tyvm! I just meant don't know which one to choose to admire the most. So I guess I just have to love them all! :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
February 4th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Well there ya go! :D That works for us, too.

And you always have visiting rights if you're in the neighborhood, y'know! :thumbs up

Ford Girl
February 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM
She sure is sweet! :lovestruck: her coy look would melt any moms heart. :angel: I love them all Hazel, wonderful pack. :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
February 4th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Thanks, FG :D

Magicwildwolf69
February 5th, 2009, 02:19 PM
these are the first pics i'm seeing of your group hazel and they are all so beautiful i don't know a lot about dogs but they all look so happy :)

allymack
February 5th, 2009, 04:34 PM
lil belle is gorgeous, i love her marking, especially the patch over her eye, she looks so soft :cloud9::lovestruck:

angeldogs
February 5th, 2009, 07:40 PM
I'm glad her first owner thought what he did and returned her to the breeder.or she wouldn't be with you and we wouldn't get to see pics and videos of her.

She looks like she can be quite the silly girl.enough to get the rest chasing her.

hazelrunpack
February 5th, 2009, 09:58 PM
these are the first pics i'm seeing of your group hazel and they are all so beautiful i don't know a lot about dogs but they all look so happy :)

They do seem happy! :cloud9: At least they play a lot. :D And bark and carry on like doofusses...so I think they're happy. :thumbs up There is something to be said for having more than one dog at a time.

lil belle is gorgeous, i love her marking, especially the patch over her eye, she looks so soft :cloud9::lovestruck:

She's our hairiest dog--and very soft. When I groom them, I typically comb as much hair off Lil Belle as off all the others combined! :eek: Luckily, she loves to be groomed...or at least is more than willing to put up with it as long as she gets her treat afterward. :D

I'm glad her first owner thought what he did and returned her to the breeder.or she wouldn't be with you and we wouldn't get to see pics and videos of her.

She looks like she can be quite the silly girl.enough to get the rest chasing her.

I'm thankful she ended up here. Especially given that she had that case of Lyme's--who knows how long it would have gone undiagnosed if we hadn't seen things that made us suspicious? Most people haven't dealt with the tick stuff as often as we have...

And now that she's getting treatment when necessary and has found her Pack, she really can be quite the silly girl :D You should see her out there egging the others on in the morning! :laughing: And then running to stand beside me so I can watch her back while the others are trying to grab her luxuriously furry scruff :rolleyes:

angeldogs
February 6th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Good girl.somebody has to get thing all stirred up.i don't blame her for standing beside you 7 other pups trying to get her.come on 1 agaist 7 going to you is evening up the odds your mom the BOSS and they know it.

hazelrunpack
February 6th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Ya, but she works so hard to agitate them! :laughing: She gets right in their faces, paws at them, puts her chin over their necks, and just eggs them on any way she can. So it's her own fault! What a :evil: she can be! :D Ya gotta love her spirit!! :cloud9: A real feister!

angeldogs
February 6th, 2009, 08:41 PM
:laughing:You certainly do have a good mixture of personality and spirt going on in the pack.

It might be her fault but sounds like she is just trying to start their day off with a little excitement and exercise so they stay young and healthy.she doing them a favour.they should all be thankful.just shows she cares.:angel:

hazelrunpack
February 6th, 2009, 09:13 PM
:laughing:You certainly do have a good mixture of personality and spirt going on in the pack.

It might be her fault but sounds like she is just trying to start their day off with a little excitement and exercise so they stay young and healthy.she doing them a favour.they should all be thankful.just shows she cares.:angel:
Okay. I guess I'll buy that! :o :laughing:

Yep, that's Lil Belle. Just an :angel:

:D

Frenchy
February 6th, 2009, 09:24 PM
"Honest, Mom! I'm innocent! How could you possibly believe that this face could do such a thing?" :angel:

ohhhh I love that look the best ! :cloud9: I also love her eye patch , gives her such a "je ne sais quoi" :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
February 6th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Yep, it's amazing how much :evil: lurks behind that eye patch! :laughing:

But she's not really a bad girl--just has a 6-lane wide streak of mischief. :D

angeldogs
February 7th, 2009, 08:29 AM
Yep, it's amazing how much :evil: lurks behind that eye patch! :laughing:

But she's not really a bad girl--just has a 6-lane wide streak of mischief. :D

Nothing wrong with that at all 6 lanes give more room for mischief progress.