On Saturday mornings I have been doing a 7k walk/run with my good friend Nicole, sometimes Sanda and sometimesย WHEN SHE IS BEHAVING, Bella.

The first time Nicole and I went on a run we took Bella with us. ย Even though Bella was acting cute and cuddly she decided at one point to try and bite to death an innocent runner. Fortunately this was a seasoned runner who hopped over Bella’s bared teeth and didn’t otherwise miss a beat. Bella was very upset that she wasn’t sly enough to get her target but not as upset as I was that Bella is trickier than she first appears.

After that Bella stayed at home with Chad.

This weekend Nicole urged me to bring Bella and I was only willing to allow her if she was wearing her muzzle and pinch collar. I was laughing at how scary this makes ourย 14 pound dog look when Nicole came up with Bella’s running nickname: Hanibella Lecter.

I see a close resemblance:


Bella is slightly cuddlier than Hanibal Lecter… but definitely more deadly.