Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bella and the Bridge

 After the river flooded,  the foot bridge surface was buckled, so it was replaced with a new surface.  It's yellow and has holes in it.  Bella was too scared to walk on it.
'It looks funny.  I'm not going on it!'

'Maybe I can go around it.'

'I'm staying on the leaves.'

'Hey, it isn't too bad.'
 Once on the other side,  we noticed we had an audience.
Mum, what are those strange-looking black things?
 On the way back, Bella had no problem with the new  surface.

'Come on, Daisy.  It isn't so bad.'


  1. Hi Bella!
    I'm quite brave about weird bridges, but Gail tells me that Hamish was always petrified of bridges with holes.
    Looks like you had a nice walk in the end anyway, and even attracted some admirers!
    Toodle pip!

  2. Well done Bella, we know you you feel, Bailey is not keen on bridges and especially ones with holes or spaces!
    We were very impressed that you tried it! We once had a whole storyline about the bridge in our garden going over a tiny stream - Bailey would never set a paw on it!
    You are very brave indeed to face your fear!
    Much love
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  3. You are so brave and those are wonderful photos. Just one thing, though - seeing the word "Bridge" in the title of a post about doggies nearly gave us a heart attack. We are so very relieved it wasn't THAT bridge.

  4. good job Bella...I love the cool...

  5. BOL! One trip across and Bella is a pro!
    ...and what a wonderful audience

  6. Bella is so funny there...walking on leaves!

  7. Oh. My. Gosh! Roos watching you when you were brave and crossed the bridge, Bella! It's fun to be reminded every now and then that in spite of how close the internet makes you feel to me, you really are very, VERY far away! (I agree with Lola: the title of your post left me holding my breath as I opened your post.)

    Darby's and Pumpkin's human, Melissa

  8. The holes in the bridge are a good idea! We really loved your visitors!! What ARE they?!!! Moms says we don't have them here!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  9. Crikey! - I think I would be most scared of those 'roos!!!

  10. Roos watching you back.. that sure is a lovely picture. I don't like holes on my walks too.. i usually go around them... and these are many many holes.. good idea to stick to them sides and walk on the leaves Bella :)

    woofs n licks,

  11. ROOS! I would just luv to see a roo in pawson someday.

    I don't blame you for wanting to find another way around that bridge. It looks pretty skeery to me. But I'm proud of you that you showed it who was boss. You're Most Brave.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  12. Kangaroos???? How cool is that???

    Hey, I don't like walking on or around weird things either. I jump over puddles, walk waaaaay around tossed out Christmas trees in alleys, and steer clear of piles of leaves.

    Arroooo! Stuart

  13. Can you send me a kangaroo? I thinks I'd likes to have one as a pet.

    I'm with ya on da whole walking over weird stuffs.


  14. Grrrreat job crossing the scary bridge Bella.


  15. Bella - you were so brave. Good on you.

    I wish we saw kangaroos on our walks.

    Love and licks Winnie

  16. way to go bella! and thanks ever so for your nice comments confirming im such a diva i've change it a bit after your comment cos i realised i really am a bitch he he (maybe you'll vote for moi hint hint) and maybe you could go cheer doyle along too, he's try'n to be a good ol' boy and needs as much encouragement as he can

    loves and licks xxxx

  17. Lilly is so weird about new stuff - we'd never get her across it the first time! Bella did great!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  18. We have a grate with lots of holes in it right at our back door entrance and I avoid it like the plague. I understand why you're leary of it, Bella!

    Love ya lots

  19. What a great walk! Kangaroos!! How wonderful!! We know about walking over strange surfaces though....Holly gets scared on bridges when we are able to go somewhere. We never run into any Kangaroos though!! That must be really fun! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  20. miss bella,

    you are so totally brave like!! that bridge would have given me the heeby jeebies for sures!
    i'm kinda jelly that you saw kangaroos! they are so cool! i'd love to meet one some day, but mama is sayin' they might kick me in the schnoz?? hmmmph.

    the booker man

    pee s -- thankies for votin' for my new header picture! :)

  21. Wonder why they replaced the bridge with a yellow thing with holes. Something in our house with holes gets thrown in the trash.
    Benny & Lily
    Pee S. Those doggies in the grass are nutty looking

  22. Very brave, Bella.

    It took our breath away to imagine seeing kangaroos! Such a cool place you live in.

    I hope the flooding has subsided.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  23. Third near heart attack here! Using "bridge" in the title of a post is problematic.

    How could the humans not understand our aversion to grates and other pavement holes? They've got flat shoes or feet. We've got nails that get caught and can tear. Not to mention it looks weak and might collapse and fall and we'd get hurt. We're just too logical for humans to keep up. It is, however, amazing that with all the flood damage in Oz, your town has already fixed your footpath!

    Jed & Abby

  24. Now, you know that I'm a pet sitter, right? And you know I would love to go see you Down Under so I can walk you and snap photos of kangaroos, right? If not, now you know!