"Bella" is an energetic four-and-a-half-month-old boxer puppy who belongs to Andreja Markovic, an inventory specialist at Replacements, Ltd. "The story of how I got Bella is a funny one," Andreja said. "One day I was out shopping for a dress and a hat, when I saw a man with a little puppy standing outside the store. As I passed by I told him that the puppy was beautiful, and he asked me, 'would you like to have her?' I asked him what he meant, and he said his wife told him he had to choose between her and the puppy!" So Andreja ended up going home with a dress and a puppy instead of a hat. "I usually rescue dogs and cats," Andreja said, "but in this case I believe I rescued that marriage!"
After a week of having Bella, Andreja says she could understand why the gentleman was so eager to give her away. "She is so energetic and mischievous," Andreja said. "She will do stuff that many dogs will not even think about!" According to Andreja, Bella is an avid gardener – that is, she loves to dig and pull flowers and bushes from the garden and backyard! "And she likes Christmas, even though she's never had one yet," Andreja said. "Just last week she got herself into my Christmas stuff, so we had a 'Christmas in July' event in my garage!" Andreja does have some help keeping Bella in line, however – Bella is also being raised by Andreja's three-year old chihuahua, "Lily," and a seven-year-old pomeranian-mix "Yogi," along with three cats. "Yogi is very tough dad, and he will correct Bella every time she does something wrong. Lily is very sweet, loving, and forgiving mom," Andrea said. "I'm hoping that Bella will grow out of her misbehavior so she can come to work with me, and make friends with the other dogs at Replacements."
When asked about the pet-friendly policy at Replacements, Andreja said, "Bringing dogs to work is just another great benefit Replacements provides for everybody. I have many four-legged friends here!"
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