anna belle

ANNA IS THE DAUGHTER OF DONNA. BUT SHE IS NOT AS CALM AS HER MOTHER. SHE IS A BUSY TERRIER. ANNA WOULD BE THAT PRYING, NOSEY, GOSSIPING, TALK ALL THE TIME LADY ON THE BLOCK. NOTHING ESCAPES HER AND SHE IS OUR FIRST ALERT ALARM SYSTEM. WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND THE ALERTNESS OF ANNA IS A WELCOMED TRAIT (MOST OF THE TIME). ONCE SHE ALERTS THERE ARE NO SWITCHES TO TURN HER OFF AND THAT BEHAVIOR DISCOURAGES WOULD BE INTRUDERS AND PREDATORS (NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO). ANNA HAS ENOUGH ENERGY FOR A MARATHON RUNNER; SHE IS QUICK, INTELLIGENT AND LIKES TO PLAY ROUGH. AT TIMES I WILL TURN HER OUT WITH CENT, OUR DRAHTHAAR MALE, TO RUN IN OUR THREE ACRE EXERCISE YARD. WHEN CENT SEES HER HE WILL RUN TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER OF THE FIELD AND LAY DOWN. HE REALLY THINKS HE CAN HIDE FROM HER. ANNA WILL FIND HIM AND WHEN SHE DOES SHE WILL MAKE HIM PAY FOR TRYING TO AVOID HER. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH OF A BOTHER SHE CAN BE, PROBABLY LIKE THE “ENERGIZER BUNNY” ON STEROIDS.
 A CLIENT OF OURS HAS A PUPPY FROM ANNA AND IS VERY HAPPY WITH HIS TERRIER. HE HAS THREE DAUGHTERS AGES 6, 8 AND 10, AND STATES “I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET THOSE GIRLS FROM POINT “A” TO POINT” B” ON TIME. HIS TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED, HE CALLS THE GIRLS ONE TIME. “GIRLS, WE LEAVE FOR SOCCER PRACTICE IN 25 MINUTES”. IF HE DOES NOT HEAR FEET ON THE FLOOR, HE BRINGS IN THE PROBLEM SOLVER. LUCY TAKES TWO JUMPS TO CLEAR THE STAIRS AND ONE JUMP FROM THE BEDROOM DOOR TO THE BED. ONCE ON THE BED SHE FINDS A WAY UNDER THE COVERS AND THE SCREAMING BEGINS! “DAD THAT IS NOT FAIR”! SOON THE SCREAMS TURN TO GIGGLES AND LAUGHTER AS THERE IS NO WAY THAT ENERGIZED TERRIER IS GOING TO STOP. HE SAYS, THEIR TERRIER IS 18 MONTHS OLD AND FOR 13 MONTHS WE HAVE NOT BEEN TARDY OR LATE TO ANY FAMILY FUNCTION.