Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bagel, Belliism, Bunnies, and Awards

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:
Or, I suppose I should say, this was her.  Sadly, after almost 15 years we had to put her down back in March.  This was the first death that Belli has ever had to deal with so I was interested to see how she would react.  I decided not to mention it to her unless she asked because she was never really fond of dear Bagel anyway.  I mean why bring it up if she doesn't really care anyway right?

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:
Isn't he cute?  We love to sit by the back door and watch him hop around.

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:

And here are some pictures of her certificate, free meal from Beef O'Bradys, and her medal:

I am one proud momma!