Bella’s Illness

image1-1This will be our third Christmas with Bella, every year she gets excited and uses her nose to sniff out all her treats wrapped under the tree. When we rescued two-year-old Bella from the MSPCA she was a little ball of energy. There were signs that she had been abused in her previous home so it took her a few months to feel safe and realize all image1we wanted to do was love her.
We wanted to give Bella the best most loving forever home we possibly could. We wanted her to feel safe and secure, loved, and wanted. Bella went multiple times a week to run with her friends at doggy daycare or as we called it school, she knew the days she wanted to go see her friends because she would bark and follow you around the entire time you were getting ready for work. Bella loves to watch the voice and lay in front of her fake fireplace.capture
We know that Bella didn’t have the easiest life in her previous home. When we adopted her we wanted to give her the best possible life we could give her. She is a sweet and lovingcapture7 Bulldog that wins over the hearts of anyone who has the pleasure of knowing her.

Recently Bella had started whimpering and crying out in pain. It has taken multiple Vets several weeks and many tests before they finally found what is causing Bella’s pain. capture4Through an MRI administered by a Neurologist they have been able to diagnose her with Inflammatory Brain Disease, this is a brain disease which is causing her severe pain; as well as, seizures and vertigo. As her family we want to give her every chance she has to live a full and happy life especially since Bella is only five years old. Vets have recommended a series of chemo treatments, steroids, and pain medicine to keep her comfortable.

capture5This makes me so sad not just because she’s my pup but because  She deserves to be happy and healthy!!!! We are blessed to have her grace our home with her spunk and personality.


National Puppy Day

Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday! Today I want to talk to you about puppies!

Since today is National Puppy Day sounded like the perfect opportunity to talk about the cutest of all beings!

Yes it’s true that I am obsessed with my cat but my family also has a beautiful bull dog named Bella!

We rescued her a few years back and she has become a huge part of our family since then!

I hope that if any of you are looking for a dog you look into rescuing!

These animals have been through so much and deserve nothing more then a loving home and caring family!

It really is true… sometimes you don’t know if you rescued them or they rescued you!

So here’s to you Bella even though your a crazy lady you will always be our pup!

Love you all,


Tonks Trites 

Hello everyone!

The weekend is finally here! Happy Saturday!

Today I want to tell you all about my cat!

A few months ago me and my husband decided to take in the stray cat that was living around our apartment building!

She had been abandoned at some point and many of the neighbors had brought it upon themselves to start feeding her so she wouldn’t starve.

We live up north where there is lots of snow and frigid cold nights. I started to worry about her being all alone outside in the cold, so one day I went outside with some cat food picked her up and took her in.

We took her to the vets to make sure she was healthy, got her shots, and was not someone’s outdoor cat. It turned out that she had been fixed and was at some point someone’s pet.

She had been left by someone who decided they didn’t want to be bothered with a cat anymore.

Me and Tyler have done everything to make her feel at home and loved! We named her Tonks (from Harry Potter) She loves string and fancy feast. She always comes when you sing and I’m pretty sure Breaking Bad is her favorite show!

We took her in to save her but in return she has given us laughs, love and so much happiness! Tonks has added to much to our little family!

I hope if any of you decide to adopt a pet you look in to rescuing! Some of these animals have had hard lives every living thing deserves love and a good home!

Love you all



Get To Know Me

I have gotten several E-mails from people asking me to talk more about my self. Since I am trying to focus my blog on you guys and just telling you my experience on finding confidence and happiness I thought I would simply do the get to know me tag so that I can tell you a bit about my self with out being to boring and in only one post.


 we go…
1. Are you named after anyone? 
My parents named me Michelle so they could sing the Beatles Michelle My Bell to me as a baby so not really more after a song i guess
2. When was the last time you cried?
Actually about a week ago when I watched Remember Me such a sad but great movie ❤
3. Do you want kids?
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I think so  🙂
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
hahaah no I wish I could be a bit sassier
6. Will you ever bungee-jump?
7. What’s your favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms all the way <333
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Ears I dont know why but i think ears are the funniest things
9. What is your eye colour?
 10. Scary movie or happy endings? 
Happy endings, if all movies could end like cinderella life would be great
11. Favorite smells? 
Im a wierdo who loves the smell of lemons
12. Summer or winter?
Summer I life in the cold but i hate snow
13. Computer or television?
 Computer im a blogger
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? 
Alaska cruise with my family last summer
15. Do you have any special talents?
Im actually really good at giving advice and Im a good listener
16. Favorite place on Earth?
Well I have always wanted to go to Nebraska even though I’ve never been there the thought is my favorite place on Earth!
17. What are your hobbies?
Blogging and watching Dawsons Creek
18. Do you have any pets?
Yes a boxer but i will be getting a Boston terrier when I move in to my own home
19. Favorite movie?
Ummm I cant pick just one!! Tangled, Breakfast Club, 500 Days of Summer, and The Hobbit
20. Are you a family or friends person?
I like to think I am both I have some amazing friends who are like family and my family is made up of some of my best friends
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
Have any other questions just ask ❤