Ashleigh came to Rat Terrier ResQ in December of 2007, just a pup. She was fostered by both Cora and Greg in Arkansas. Ashleigh weathered an unsuccessful adoption, and thankfully, bounced back superbly! Sadly, no matter how hard we work to screen every adopter, there are some bad apples that slip through the cracks. Ashleigh (who was now answering to the name Bella) went to foster care with Jacki in New Jersey. The good news is that Ashleigh didn’t hold any grudges and was still the same loving dog she had always been.
In December of 2008, Bella went to live with Kathy Presti and family in New Jersey. This time, Bella’s lottery ticket was a winner — she hit the jackpot! Kathy has a ton of great news to share about Bella’s new life:
“Bella loves every member of the family, especially 8-year-old Diana. Occasionally Diana’s toys lose eyes, noses, and feet. Bella goes to Diana’s room like a teenager to a shopping mall!”
Kathy reports that the greatest thing about Bella is that she is such a good listener. Bella minds and obeys her humans very well. She says Bella loves chasing rabbits and squirrels, “but (thank God) did not get lucky yet.”
Bella’s favorite things are crawling under the covers at night with her mom and dad, listening to opera (“You can see her eyes closing and ears spread; she looks like she is dreaming of being on stage”) and riding in the car. When she uses her paws to grab things, her family jokes that she is part monkey. The Presti family is thrilled with Bella, saying that she brightens up life. We are so happy for them all!