maybe I'm a little too hard on Belle.
I tease her about her weight,
complain about how stubborn she is,
how she smells terrible from sitting in the ginkgo fruit,
how gross she is to bring dead animals inside (sticking by that one)
and get frustrated that she has to sit in the absolute
middle of a busy kitchen...refusing to move her big behind.
But, I sort of like her. Ok, a lot.
She is sort of gross and stubborn,
but she's also calm and tolerant, sweet and smart -
maybe too smart.
We made it through her hunger strike,
her garbage eating, her compost eating,
and probably lots of other negative things that I've forgotten
but big Belle is a member of the family - good and bad.
She's a best friend to Ruby and the kids adore her.
Just an old big girl in need of some love.