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Pets of Dalhousie: Meet Bella and Blue

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on March 19, 2021 in Community Highlights
Chihuahuas Bella and Blue sitting pretty.
Chihuahuas Bella and Blue sitting pretty.

Bella and Blue, are a pair of Chihuahuas who live with Natalie Shires, executive assistant and operations manager in Facilities Management.

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Names: Bella (white/tan) and Blue (blue merle, of course)

Nicknames: Bella Bean, Bell-Bell, Bells, Belly and Blue Barry, Blue Boy

Species/breed: Chihuahua

Age: 6

Fave food: Both go crazy for cheese. And with those ears, cheese wrappers can be heard from 10 miles away!

Special tricks: They don’t really do official tricks, but… Bella is one of those “don’t EVER stop” dogs who taps you constantly with her paw if you stop petting her.  She has the “puppy dog eyes” thing down to a science, too. Blue likes to roll over on his back and have you pick him up like a baby and be cradled. Although he can get up and down from the bed himself, he will get down for a drink at night, come back and look at you from the floor until you make eye contact, and then drop and roll on his back and wait for you to get up, scoop him up in cradled position and put him back in bed under the covers.  Spoiled to the core!

Best quality: These two live like royalty in what we’ve dubbed “The Chi Palace” (aka our house). They also attend Petite Urban Pooch daycare once a week to keep them socialized. Both are mini-cling-ons and are very loyal. They love to cuddle, especially under a blanket or inside your housecoat. If there is a warm spot around, you’ll find them there! Blue makes the sweetest “snort of contentment” if you rub him with your foot under the blankets at night. It warms my heart every time!

Social media platform or handle, if available: They don’t have one. The only “social media platform” these two are associated with is the back of the chair they lay on in front of the window to watch what’s happening in the community. Does that count?

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Read more about this series on Dal News. And don't forget to check out the previous pets we've featured in this space this month, including Hamish, Maple, Paulomer, Declan, Hermes and Loki, Billie Jean, Clover, Hamilton, pets of ORS, Toby, Leo, Hattie, as well as those from previous months:

The month in pets: January

The month in pets: February