"Stella" (re-named "Bella")

Tealwood's Take Me Downtown, JH


Sire:  Multi BISS CH Ghoststone's Louie Downtown, CD, WC

Dam:  Tealwood's Minuette En Bleu (champion pointed)

Born November 18, 2004 - Died 2008

Cardiac normal @ 8 weeks

Eyes ACVO clear @ 4 months

Stella is a compact, well-balanced puppy with wonderful angles front and rear, strong topline, good bone and substance, great tailset, coat and tail.  She has a very perky personality, is very birdy and an avid retriever, and extremely focused, quick to learn.  Another multi-purpose prospect.

I raised Stella/Bella until about 5-6 months of age, then she went to live with the Gustavus family in Waco, TX. 

It is with very heavy heart that the Gustavus family and I tell you that sweet "Stella/Bella" has passed away, apparently from medication to treat heartworm infestation.  She is greatly missed by the entire Gustavus family and my little "Stella" takes a bit of my heart with her.  I am so thankful that I have her littermates Clarice and Gizmo still with me to carry on the outstanding genetics.  Rest well, sweet baby.  Look for your famous daddy "Lewis" who just crossed the bridge in 2009 ... he will know you're one of his own.


picture @ 10 weeks



Bella earned her Junior Hunt title on Oct. 20, 2006 at under 2 years of age!

(picture on right is Bella with her friend Bosco on left)


Tesa Gustavus is SO proud of Bella!!!

She and Bella won the "Weenie Toss" competition in 2007 ... what more can you ask of a Labrador and a nice child??!!!

I'm so proud of BOTH of them! 




Stella/Bella at 2.5 years, such a beautiful face!!! 



Bella with Christina who ran her for her first 2 JH legs @ just over 1 year of age




(left) Bella at 3 years of age - (right) Bella with one lone surviving puppy in 2007 




Bella @ 13 months



Stella (6 months) with her new mama, Tina Gustavus, and new friends in Waco, TX



Stella @ 15 weeks



(left) 10 weeks - (right) Stella with the duck wing @ 9 weeks



Stella @ 8 weeks



6.5 weeks



(left) 5.5 weeks - (right) Stella @ 3 weeks