In an earlier post, I mentioned that I loved the idea of having a puppy that I could dress up with colorful bows, cute little outfits, sweaters, and the like. I must admit, Jellybean has been most accommodating in indulging my wishes. In the same manner that “you may be a redneck if…”, I fit the bill for you may be the crazy dog lady if… your dog’s outfits take up more room in the hall closet than yours. It’s true, a mere 34 sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, and various holiday costumes are hung neatly on cute little pink hangers. Oh, and don’t forget the doggy pajamas Ever the good sport, please indulge me as I share photos of Jellybean modeling some of “her” favorite attire: Bark in the Park at the York Revolution, bedtime, first bow, waiting for Santa Paws, Halloween costumes – Little Miss Ladybug and Minnie Mouse, walking in the rain, Elf on the Shelf, Santa’s little helper.
She is such a fun and spirited puppy, so eager to please. She just melts my heart.
Who needs a 130 sheet cross-cut shredder when you have a spunky little puppy that can take care of all your shredding needs? This white and black model shreds paper of all types; copy paper, newspaper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, tissues (both clean and otherwise), magazines, cardboard, and yes, even the paper label around plastic water bottles. Leave a tissue behind on the couch? Leave the newspaper on the chair while you refill your tea? Walk away from your Ladies Home Journal magazine? Forget to put your water bottle in the recycling bin? Never fear, Jellybean the shredder is here! Moving faster than the community shred truck, Jellybean hones in on the treasure of the moment. Using her front paws to keep the object secure, Jellybean, begins pulling and tearing at her prize. Pull, tear, spit! Pull, tear, spit! Pull, tear, spit! She continues until the object has been obliterated and strewn all over the floor. Satisfied that her work has been completed to the best of her ability, Jellybean stands proudly amid the mess.
Not only is this rambunctious puppy a shredder, she is also a taker. She takes things that do not belong to her; shoes, socks, gloves to name a few items. Her tendency to stake claim on my personal items developed very early in life. It amused me so much that it actually became the inspiration for my first children’s picture book, titled – are you ready? Naughty Little Puppy. It’s not a very original title, but quite a true representation of Jellybean, my precocious, yet lovable, albeit naughty little fur ball. The repetitive text and short, structured sentences, make it the perfect book for the 3-5 year old crowd. I should mention that my illustrator, Shana Morrow, did an incredible job of capturing Jellybean’s personality through her artistic rendering of Jellybean. You can see me for a signed copy or purchase a copy at Amazon.com .