When I was in 4th grade we got a family dog. She was a beagle and I (rather smartly I thought) named her Bagel. Yep, Bagel the beagle. This is her:
Well a few days later Belli was outside with my dad and she asked him where Bagel was. He told her something about her getting sick and being in doggy Heaven now and all that stuff. Well, without missing a beat Belli says, "Well. I guess that means she won't be bothering when I play in my sandbox anymore now will she?" So, needless to say Belli handled the death well.
On the upside, because Bagel is no longer on the prowl in our backyard we now have a brand new bunny. Belli named him Bruno and he lives in our backyard. What's really awesome about him is that he is a wild bunny so we don't even have to take care of him. He comes and goes as he pleases and finds his own food. It's quite nice really. Here is Bruno:
And last, but certainly not least, Belli was nominated for the Finley Award. This is an award that our school system does based on character. There is one kid per class per grade nominated each year and they pick the kids who have consistently shown good character. Only the high school overall winners and the faculty winner get the money that is awarded but just to be nominated is an honor. Here are some picture from the ceremony last night:
I am one proud momma!