Act #64: Wallet
from March 23, 2013 “Just got paid! Time to go shopping!” … wait a minute, Bella. You did NOT just get paid and you are NOT using my wallet to go shopping, young lady!
Act #63: Lay’s Limón Potato Chips
from February 12, 2013 Well, that diet didn’t last very long, did it Bella?
Act #62: Almond Meal
from February 6, 2013 Gluten-free life, y’all!
Act #61: Christmas Ornament
from December 4, 2012 Someone is getting into the holiday spirit!
Act #60: Hostess Cupcake
from November 27, 2012 Maybe if Bella were there during the Hostess/Baker’s union negotiations, they may have come to a consensus. Bella is a perfect example of how to balance things.
Act #59: Twinkies
from November 18, 2012 Bella wanted to pay her respects to the Twinkie. RIP, Hostess!
Act #58: Halloween mini Kit Kats
from November 12, 2012 Thank you for giving me a break from my balancing act! More new acts coming soon!
Act #57: Tissue Box
from September 24, 2012 Bella lost a contest today to another dog that balanced a cupcake on his head. She feels pretty down about it, especially since she’s balanced many cupcakes on her head…. Along with 50+ other objects and still lost the contest. It’s ok to cry, Bella. It’s ok to cry.
Act #56: Sprinkles Doggy Bag
from August 23, 2012 Today’s the 4th Anniversary of finding my “fur-ever” home! To celebrate, I got a doggy cupcake! Best day!
Act #55: Eight Gold Medals
from August 8, 2012 Why is there not a balancing dog competition in the Olympics, Bella wonders. She wants to represent Team USA!
Act #54: Olympic Pin
from July 26, 2012 Bella is SO EXCITED for the 2012 Olympics in London! Don’t you think she should get a gold medal for balancing?
Act #53: Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils
from July 19, 2012 These are considered The World’s Best Pencil. You know what makes them better than best? When they’re balanced by the world’s best balancing beagle.
Act #52: 4th Birthday Cupcake
from June 21, 2012 No birthday is complete without a cupcake!
Act #51: Birthday Ribbon
from June 21, 2012 It’s Bella’s birthday and here’s a ribbon to prove it!
Act #50: Apple Magic Mouse
from June 7, 2012 Bella is good at balancing a computer mouse, but bad at being a mouse pad.
Act #49: Miniature Mid-Century Chair
from May 31, 2012 Bella is offering you a seat! Only requirement is that you’re a very very *very* tiny person.
Act #48: Band Trophy
from May 23, 2012 It may say “band” but it should really say “bella, best balancing beagle”
Act #47: Colorful Candy Stripes Bowtie Collar
from May 6, 2012 Yet another new collar, and again, it’s by one of our favorite Etsy shops, Silly Buddy! This time with a bowtie! (which, she won’t wear as a traditional bowtie—she’ll wear it off to the side like a bow)
Act #46: Slice of Pizza
from April 19, 2012 Low carb diet? Psshhh!
Act #45: Marshmallow Peep
from April 14, 2012 The best thing about the days following a holiday? Discounted candy!
Act #44: Sparkly Disco Shoes
from March 14, 2012 THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WEAR SHOES.
Act #43: Egg Custard
from February 25, 2012 Wouldn’t it be awesome if egg custards at dim sum were served by cute beagles?
Act #42: Starbucks coffee
from February 22, 2012 I will have one tall cafe latte and one grande half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot with a half-pump of vanilla and half-pump hazelnut upside-down caramel macchiato with whip. Extra caramel. … Please?
Act #41: iPhone 4s
from January 8, 2012 New iPhone means better quality balancing photos! … Bella’s excited.
Act #40: Christmas Bow
from December 25, 2011 Hope you got everything you wanted for Christmas — with a fancy bow on top!
Act #39: Oven Mitts
from November 17, 2011 My very sweet friend Kirsten gave me the cutest matching apron and oven mitts for my birthday and I love them so much! Bella does too! Especially the mitts.
Act #38: Pumpkin
from October 29, 2011 Bella is not sure what is worse: balancing pumpkins or dressing up in a costume for Halloween… (so far, she doesn’t think pumpkin balancing is all that great. Hate to break the news that this is probably the better of the two options….)
Act #37: Rubber Ducky
from October 19, 2011 Poor Bella. She has seasonal allergies, so her vet suggested she bathe twice a week with a special shampoo. Rubber ducky optional…
Act #36: (mini) Rachel the Pig
from July 31, 2011 Because I’ve been thinking about and missing Seattle lately, and because I had such a wonderful time visiting my friends Lindsey and Rainer while there, I thought it only appropriate that Bella help me reminisce by balancing this mini Rachel the Pig piggy bank. Rachel is Seattle’s largest bronze piggy bank and happily resides at the main entrance to Pike Place. The...
Act #35: Stack of Pancakes
from July 9, 2011 Most weekends involve indulging in pancakes. Can’t say that most weekends involve balancing them on your nose. … Unless you’re a balancing beagle…
Act #34: Birthday Cake
from June 21, 2011 No birthday is complete without a slice of cake!
Act #33: Birthday Present
from June 21, 2011 Everyone should get a present on their birthday! Even doggies!! Bonus if they’ll balance it on their nose!
Act #32: Birthday Hat
from June 21, 2011 Happy 3rd Birthday, Bella!!!! Or, if you’re calculating in human years, you’re 21 today!
Act #31: Seattle Space Needle (pencil sharpener)
from May 30, 2011 After waiting 20+ years, since about the age of 7, I finally had the chance to visit the city of my dreams/heart, Seattle, WA. So it was fairly imperative that my dog Bella balance something that resembled Seattle. And since the real thing can’t quite fit in my suitcase, this pencil sharpener replica will have to do. Sorry for the crappy photo quality. I forgot to turn...
Act #30: bells
from May 4, 2011 When you say you’ll be there with bells on, some take it more literally than others. ;-)
Act #29: kitchy salt & pepper shakers
from April 24, 2011 Firstly, Happy Easter everyone!!!!! I used to collect yellow duck and chick themed things, and this one is of my favorites. It’s actually a set of salt and pepper shakers. (you can pull the chick off the egg and fill each with salt and pepper.) So she’s really balancing two things here! Multitasking!
Act #28: bag of coffee beans
from April 14, 2011 I’m not a huge coffee drinker. I don’t even own a coffee machine. I don’t think I even know how to MAKE coffee! BUT. I am an amateur truffle maker / chocolatier, and want to try my hand at chocolate-covered coffee beans. And since Bella managed to balance a bag of beans, I’ll take it as a sign that it might come out alright.
Act #27: license plate frame
from March 23, 2011 When I first got my car, my mom insisted that I use plate frames, and I very reluctantly obliged (reluctant cause they were the ugly frames from the car dealers). She said I should have them so the license plate wouldn’t bend, but I didn’t believe it could happen. This past October, I was due for new plates so I opted NOT to put frames on them. And what happens...
Act #26: paper bunny ears
from March 19, 2011 My goddaughter Emma (and her sister, my niece, Georgia) invited me to a sneak preview of the movie “Hop” that a parent of a student from her school arranged. At the screening, they gave us all bunny ears to wear for a picture. Only natural that it’d be the next thing for Bella to balance.
Act #25: Notre Dame souvenir duck.
from March 17, 2011 So this was SUPPOSED to be a St. Patty’s Day themed act, but when I stopped by a store on the way home, I couldn’t find anything St. Patty themed, nor Irish, nor anything of a leprechaun matter (not even a small box of Lucky Charms cereal). So, we went with this Notre Dame duck that my friend Mandy gave me when she was a student there. Close enough? :-P Happy...
Act #24: New ‘colorful cubes’ collar
from February 27, 2011 I think it’s going to be a new tradition that Bella balances a new collar before she gets to wear it. This one is from etsy seller Silly Buddy. The owner Hande is very sweet and packages the order in such a lovely way. Also, I can’t believe this is a handmade collar!!! It’s incredibly well crafted!
Act #23: Valentine’s Day Chocolates
from February 14, 2011 Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, from me and my bubby love!!
Act #22: Kong toy
from February 12, 2011 Bella doesn’t really play with this toy much (probably cause I never stuff food in it) but she’s good at balancing it! …. And kind of looks like a unicorn!
Act #21: fake snowball
from February 4, 2011 Well the snow never came, so we had to fashion our own version of a snowball.
Act #20: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
from January 25, 2011 Christina posted a pic of her puggle Tootsie balancing a carrot on her nose while standing, in an attempt to challenge Bella. Well … As her card says, “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Your move, Tootsie! ♥ -B” Kathy’s Comment: Actually, it might take Bella a while to get this trick down just right. (I was REALLY lucky to get this one pic, and it’s not that...
Rest in Peace, Buster
Our dear friend Kirsten recently lost her pug Buster, and needless to say, we are all very sad and devastated about it. Thoughts and prayers are kindly appreciated for Kirsten, her family, and for little Buster. <3
Act #19: Happy New Year!!!
from December 31, 2010 Bella is celebrating a few hours early cause she’s going to be fast asleep come midnight. Also, this pic is dedicated to Kirsten’s pug Buster who is currently in the doggy ICU. We’re thinking about you, buddy!!!
Act #18: Christmas present
from December 23, 2010 Christmas is only a few days away!!! You know what that means?? Time to balance some presents!!!!
Act #17: a flower
from December 16, 2010 This one is for Morgan since today’s her birthday. When Bella first started balancing things, Morgan suggested a rose. Well, I don’t have a rose, but I do have this flower! One of these days we’ll do a real rose!
Act #16: egg
from December 11, 2010 My friend (and owner of a cute puggle named Tootsie) Christina wanted to see it, but I wasn’t sure it could be pulled off. Guess bella showed me!