Russ, a retired Los Angeles firefighter and Korea War Veteran, lives in a cottage at Eskaton Village Placerville with his pet Bella. One of his favorite things is happy hour at the dog park. Russ and his neighbors enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while watching the dogs. Neighbors without pets also welcome to join the evening party.
As Russ, a retired fireman, sits on the couch with his little Chiweenie Bella, a Chihuahua Dachshund mix, you can see the happiness in both of their eyes. This older pup, with a muzzle of white, came to him as a rescue after the passing of his Cocker Spaniel, Dolly. Russ’ friends and family knew he was heartbroken when he lost Dolly, so they urged him to visit the shelter.
When Bella first came home with Russ, she was nervous and shaking. But it only took her a day to warm up. The relationship the two have developed is incredible to see. When Bella’s wet tongue licks Russ’ hand, it means she wants a special treat. When Russ sits back in his chair with the remote control in hand, it means it’s time for Bella to curl up on his lap and watch a show.