Here’s “Canella,” the Smiling Dog of the Bonaire Animal shelter. When she’s happy she not only wags her tail but pulls back her lips and truly smiles. Unfortunately we couldn’t capture that smile with the camera but we saw it for sure! And not only that but the mighty Canella recently delivered eight pups – four girls and four boys- and she’s proved to be a perfect mother.
Mom and pups were brought into the Shelter when the pups’ eyes were still closed. Now they are all alert and robust and Canella will soon be on to her own life when the pups are old enough and she has had her sterilization. This brown beauty is about one and a half years old. She’s healthy, sleek and of course has a happy, smiling face!
You may meet Canella and the other cats and dogs up for adoption at the Shelter on the Lagoen Road, open Monday through Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm and 3 to 5 pm. Tel. 717-4989
Laura DeSalvo, Bonaire Reporter– April 13-27, 2012