Monday, May 18, 2009


It seems like it's been months in planning, but it's here! Bella Vita Vacations is off on it's 'primo vacanza'. Stay tuned to our blogs, including Bella Vita Blog, for the latest stories and photos!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Things I've Learned From A Little White Dog

I am eternally grateful for 'the little white dog' coming into my life. It is through my Little Louise that I have learned some valuable life lessons:

* Being soft and cuddly in appearance and attitude will help you make friends.
* It helps to tilt your head as you listen intently to the person talking to you, that way they KNOW you understand.
* Lying on your back while stretching our your arms and legs out to expose your belly is actually a very comfortable way to sleep.
* Always be on the look out for things to chase goals, squirrels, it's all the same.
* Be assertive...if you have to assert yourself, a good clean well-timed 'snap' is all it takes to show your standing in the 'pack'.
* Most of the time a gentle growl gets the point across, but sometimes you may have to give it all you got with one loud bark to make people really hear you.
* Enjoy the sun, but don't sit in it too long our your pink skin will burn.
* You're never too old to make new friends and learn new things.
* Always be available to 'warm up' a friend in need.
* Treats should be part of your diet, just watch your waistline.
* On a cold day, snuggling up is a great way to spend the day.
* Adore the people who care about you - relentlessly.
* Even if you don't feel well, put on a smiley will make you look and feel better.
* A good groom is essential to feeling good about yourself.
* Bring a little unconditional love to everyone you meet.
* If someone is sad, all you need to do is sit with them...words aren't necessary, but your closeness is.
* Don't be afraid to have fun and get dirty...there is always a product to get 'sparkly white' clean again.
* To feel really free, stick your face to the wind and let it blow your hair back.
* Open your heart and you'll find your forever family.
* Love and Be Loved.

Yes, I've learned all that from a West Highland White Terrier...and so much more. While I miss LouLou so deeply it hurts, I feel so lucky to have learned so much from her. Rest in Peace my little white angel. You will always have a special place in my heart - Forever. Thank you for bringing 'love' into my life...I am eternally grateful.