Bella Starlet was so cute on Great America Dog. May I add her to my friends? Hey
Bella! I hope you have a wonderful turkey day!!! I'm sorry I have been MIA lately...Mom is very busy with her new job and
the new apt. I hope you have a lovely day with your family! I'll be in Boston for the weekend. Be back Sunday! I WUV YOU, Rocky
Hey Beth Joy and Bella. What a wonderful surprise to hear from you, as always!!! I did
check out the pics on Bella's website, ONE word describes you "2" AWESOME!! You and Bella are a team AND STARS!! Daisie and
I will always be your fan, All our love, Donna and Daisie
"This one's for my fellow "wonder women"... Aryel, Beth Joy, and many more of you out there!" E
Nina, I haven't watched all of the episodes and did not know that about her.
I agree that anyone who rescues animals is certainly NOT a bad person. I DO believe she could use a personality transplant
but thanks for setting me straight.
Actually Wendy said and I quote "A dog is not a Barbie Doll." What really happened
was that Beth Joy was defending herself and Wendy Diamond could no longer think of intelligent valid points so she had to
take the easy was out and say something that she felt would be harsh enough to end the argument whether she believed it or
not. Which she obviously doesn't as she hosts fashion shows for dog. That is what made it at the same time so mean and so
Laura was right, though. Bella cried a few times. As soon as Bella cried that
first time, Beth Joy should've stopped trying to put those things on her paws. It was ridiculous that Bella and Beth weren't
in the bottom three last night. She hurt her dog and the judges didn't have a problem with that.
In all fairness, Beth Joy showed compassionate respect for Bella Star's issues
with her front paws. Bella may have squeaked a little, but she still allowed Beth Joy to put the sponges on which showed tremendous
trust on Bella Star's part and responsible ownership on Beth Joy's part. Beth Joy handled it well, and I'm glad she wasn't
in the bottom three because she didn't deserve to be there.
Laura throwing Beth Joy under a bus over Bella Star's
complaints to divert attention away from her own crappy painting was pretty sh---y. I was glad Travis stood up for Beth Joy
and that Laura was eliminated. I was also happy with Beth Joy confronting Laura the way she did. You have to let people know
not to mistake compassion for weakness.
Ok I agree that Laura should not have tattled on Beth Joy, but personally if
my dog has issues with her front feet, and after that first squeak, I would have been done and figured out another way to
get it done. I'm not going to push my dog to do something I know she has problems with. I mean my dog has problems with his
ears, and yelps if you touch them the wrong way, so I don't touch his ears. Beth Joy taped the sponges to the dogs feet with
masking tape, as did the lady with the maltese if I'm not mistaken. I also believe the dog squeaked 3 times, and who knows
how many more off camera. Now Beth Joy is not my favorite, neither is Laura, but the judges acted like it was no big deal.
Now Laura should have spoken up when being confronted by Beth Joy, I mean she let the genie out of the bag, don't back off
now, and if Beth Joy cries one more freakin time I am throwing my remote at the TV. My vote is for Bill and Star, I'm sorry
but a dog who saves the life of one of it's masters is the Greatest American Dog in my book.
Yeah I agree, I liked Laura until she ratted out Beth Joy, it was very childish!
She knew she was going down and wanted to put the emphansis on someone else. I don't think that I would have Bella Starlet
doing the paw sponge painting after she squealed the first time, but she wants to win! Is it ok- no, but she knows she didn't
do it intentionally. I am rooting for Bill and Star also! He is the only one there that wouldn't stab someone in the back
to get ahead. He is always lending a helpful hand, even when it could hurt his chances. He is a great soul! God Bless Bill!
Travis defending Beth Joy? I was so suprised that he turned on Laura, but he
gained so much respect in my eyes. I think he did have a crush on Laura, but I think he saw where her morals were when she
tattled on Beth Joy. Gotta commend Travis, he knows where his priorities are at.
I don't think Travis necessarily wanted an "out" with Laura, but maybe
a way to cool it off a bit. Maybe he felt she was coming on too strong. I almost gagged in the scene where Laura was all over
Presley on the bed, cuddling him, fawning all over him, kissing his face, making goo-goo noises and she even said something
about "spooning" with Presley. He's a dog! Travis had some strange looks on his face during that scene. Laura was so smothering,
and maybe Travis saw a prediction of how that smothering would come to him next.
In addition, I did not like how Laura
said her painting was a "mother and son" relationship. That was sorta cheesey.
I think he just did it to do the right thing. He knew that Bella had feet trouble
Beth Joy had already explained that to him and then when he asked about why Bella was crying (which P.S. is a mature does
when they are concerned about what is going on not doing nothing and then tattles to judges at first opportunity) Beth Joy
explained that too and he understood the situation and felt compelled to say how he saw the situation.
Hi Beth. Thank you, we are all great and hope you are as well. Eric is out of the country and probably won't get your
message until he returns. I will relay the message to him and have him call you when I speak to him. xo Kim
Beth Joy Knutsen (Greatest American Dog) models backstage at amNewYork's Reality Runway - Fashion For A Cause. (theKbuzz / September 3, 2008)
hi Renee!! Between Renee Shumway and You
Beth Joy Knutsen November 14 at 11:52am the girls told me last
night that you showed Bella Starlet's pic at the symposium for amc at manhattan dog club!! thanks, that means a lot to
us:) she is a great success story!! hope all is well:) B & B
Renee Shumway November 23 at 7:27pm She is a
great story and famous!
Hope all is well with you too!
Good Morning Bella!
I hope you are doing well! It has gotten cold here in Charlotte
and Mommy has me wearing my winter coat now when I go outside! I'm sure in New York it is even colder!
Mommy and I were looking at your website and we had a thought
about your float for the next year's Halloween parade. How about a "Woofstock" float! With tie-dye costumes and "love beads"
hanging on the float! Plus you could throw beaded necklaces out to your fans - just like they do in New Orleans! And a big
peace sign as the backdrop! Mommy thought you might like the idea. (Mommy was a young girl back in those "olden" days of the
Anyway, I am going to be supervising Mommy and Daddy this
weekend - they are going to be hanging our Christmas lights outside - we turn them on Thanksgiving night. Plus, we will be
decorating inside too! I can't wait until Santa Claus comes!
Hmmm, I think you are confusing me withe another person. I never went on any TV shows. I did live in SB, but not until
1989. But, yes, we did see you guys on TV. Your mom called my mom, my mom called me...you know how it goes! Someone from Edison
school found me, and that made me want to look up other people that I knew before I moved.
Thanks so much..I've been looking for a necklace to wear and this one is perfect.. Happy New Year to you
It looks like you are having fun all the time in your photos. Good for you! What brought you to NY?
Daphne and I can't wait for Hulapawlooza! We love Bella and Beth!
Hi Beth and Bella--We are very excited about the birthday party for Bella on Sunday and look forward to seeing you both...in
our "grass" skirts, haha.
I have a good friend, Deni Alexander, who is the sole owner and designer of Deni Alexander Designs, for fabulous couture outfits
for dogs. She has been written up in all the important dog mags, most recently in Pampered Puppy (see below Link to
article), and her designs are popular in doggy circles. She is very interested in formally meeting you and
Bella for possible future collaboration. I was wondering if you would be agreeable to her accompanying me to the party
on Sunday. This would give you a chance to meet her and exchange contact info, if desired. I shall not be
offended if this does not work for you, but please do let me know. By the way, she lives upstate, so, if the weather
is bad, she may have difficulty attending (but, not us, as we live on 18th Street and can walk to AH if need be, hehe!).
Looking forward to hearing from your. Best, Grace, Portia and Rosie
Sounds great!! See you Sunday, and I'll let Deni know...
Couture for Dogs
I love it, great product...I just forwarded this email to my friends that love to dress up their pooches. Good
luck with this and give Bella a big kiss from me.
I may have this image published in a small photography publication from my photo group (PWP). If it happens I'll
mail you a copy. It may not be for a few months. It's regarding the story about Josh and me as his photography
Who wants a biscuit? Make that, who wants $250,000 dollars?
Greatest American Dog, debuting Thursday (July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS), is the canine answer to the reality talent
competition craze, bringing twelve owner-dog teams together to compete in challenges to “put the owners’ ability
to train their dogs to the test.” Each week one team, determined by a panel of canine critics, will be eliminated until
the final team will take home the $250,000 prize and wear the title of the Greatest American Dog. Although it might be hard
to pick a favorite — they’re all so cute! — get to know four top dogs and their proud owners. –Pamela
Warrick and Madeleine Desmond
Beacon According to owner Brandy Yant of Irvine, Calif., her miniature schnauzer is “a tomboy
who dresses like a girl” and refuses to wear blue. Beacon’s favorite treat is to smell the flowers at the local
garden store. But this girly-girl doesn’t mind getting sweaty. “She’s really good at jumping hurdles,”
Yant brags. But no dog is perfect! “She was the first to poop in the house!” Brandy admits of her pooch, whose
middle name is Marie.
Bella Starlet Beth Joy Knutsen of New York City is a little more attached to her dog than most people.
Not only does she have a tattoo of her Chihuaha-lab mix, Bella Starlet, on her ankle, she tells PEOPLE, “Bella is my
soulmate.” And a star in the N.Y.C. pet community, says Knutsen, who is her publicist and manager. “In some ways,
she’s like Miss America. And when it comes to manners, she is so paw-lite.”
Galaxy Bella’s opposite might be Galaxy, a low-maintenance and athletic English pointer-Border collie
mix. Galaxy’s owner is J.D. Platt of Bend, Ore., who runs K9 Kings Entertainment, a traveling show with 11 performing
dogs. “As for dressing up dogs in frilly suits and pretty ribbons, there’s a time and a place for that and it’s
not here,” Platt says. “If it’s raining hard, she might get a Gortex coat. But this is a competition, not
a fashion show.”
Kenji If it looks like owner Elan Hagan of Portland, Ore., is fighting with her dog, she just might be.
Kenji, a 14-month-old giant schnauzer, is the biggest dog in the competition. She’s also a handful. “My dog is
as tall as I am but she’s still a puppy,” says Hagen. “Discipline is very important because these dogs are
bred to protect … I’m having to manhandle her more than the other [contestants].” But Kenji also gets rewarded
with trips to doggy day care and her favorite treat — cheese!