R.I.P.~Bella Booda Parise

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bella Booda Parise (Bella the Wonder Pug).

Since she was 11 weeks old, she has been a huge part of DPR as well as a fan favorite.

We know she will be missed by all………bella-flight                                                                                       Bella Booda Parise      

                                                                                    10/31/2001~11/7/2016

A Pug’s need for speed!

Woofin’ at ya my good peeps! It has been wayyyy tooo long since I ‘pawed’ my last blog! Mom and Dad have been hogging the computer. Well, mostly Mom!

I am woofingly happy to say that our Dina Parise Racing team has been on the road and attending the IHRA Nitro Jam series! Did you know that the Pro mod class in IHRA is sponsored by Crower Cams & Equipment ? Sure are! And since I AM the DPR PR Pug I am good at giving a plug, well that is as long as there is a treat involved!

Mom and Dad have been taking me to some really cool places! We went to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) and I got to see all my friends! Well, I make friends wherever I go! I even learned how to stage my Jr. Dragster Stroller!

Bella staging3

We have been to South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) , Bradenton Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR)! I made friends in all those places!

Being the PR Pug I have an important job! Mom and Dad think THEY run the show…. Woof! Nope! It’s all me!

So, let me catch you up! Did you know that SGMP is now an IHRA track? Wooofff! That means I will get to go back next season!

It was super hot in Bradenton. Don’t these people know I am all furry? Whew! I did get to watch the team work on Mom’s Cadillac. Her name is Stella. Almost like my name! I was in the pit in my Jr. Dragster stroller and I saw lots of people there! Some wanted autographs, and some were helping the DPR team to work on Stella! Not sure what was happening, but they were very dirty when all was said and done! I would be in trouble if I got that dirty! I know ’cause once I played in a mud puddle! It was fun! Then Mom gave me a bath. I love taking a bath!

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Next we went to PBIR. I saw a real live Alligator! I didn’t get close because I think he would have eaten me as a snack on a Ritz Cracker! I met a new fur friend too. His name is Boss! He told me that his Dad (Cale Aronson) had a crash in his car. I’m woofin’ and praying that he feels better soon! I know that Boss will cheer him and Tinzy (Boss’ Mom) up! That’s what us fur kids do! Now, I do not know how to mail stuff, but I bet you do! You can send Cale ‘Get Well’ cards to make him feel better! Keep reading for that address!

Mom did woofin’ good at PBIR! I could hear the fans cheering as I chewed my bone! And my new human friend Les (Mahew) made a cool video of Mom too! But, he forgot to ask me to appear in it. I thought I was the star!?!

 

From PBIR we came back to Pennsylvania. That’s where we live now! Mom takes me to work with her at Andi-Con Performance. I like it because Becky the Fed Ex lady gives me cookies! Then I take a nap….. Don’t you just love naps and cookies? I would help Mom and Dad work, but being this cute is tiring!

They tell me that soon we will go to Cordova International Raceway (CIR) with IHRA Nitro Jam! May 29th and 30th! I’m super excited to go there because I have never been! That means MORE new friends!

Have you ever been to a Drag Race? It’s cool because us fur kids can come along! I worry though when I see the fans bring their fur kids. I am lucky, I have a nice cool house on wheels to stay in. But their fur kids look very hot! I bet they would rather be home in the cool air! I know I would! And why do peeps leave us fur babies in the car when it’s hot out? Don’t they know we can’t work the cool air? I watch the news with Mom and she said some of my furry peeps died from being left in a hot car! If I ever see that, I will bite their ankles until they let their fur kid out of the car! Whew! I feel better that I woofed that out!

So, I hope I will be back soon to let you all in on the DPR stuff! I’m tired now. Time for another nap!

Don’t forget about my friend Boss’ Dad! Here is the address for you to send stuff! Let’s all cheer him up and wish him a woofin’ speedy recovery! I heard he love Minion’s (whatever they are) !

Send stuff to: Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital
                        2nd Floor Room 252 Cale Aronson
                            1611 NW 12th Avenue
                              Miami, FL 33136

Did you know you can also donate? YES! Help ‘Bridge the Gap’ for the Aronson family! Visit : http://godspeedministry.com/ws/?p=1287 For information!

I will see you all at top end!

Want to hear and see more of me? Don’t forget I’m on twitter! https://twitter.com/promodbella 

Woof and out!

Bella Booda Parise

 

 

 

I can’t take the heat, get me out of the car!

Woofin’ at ya my good people! It has been a dogs age since Mom has let me at the Lap Top! Good thing the Dina Parise Racing Cadillac CTSV Pro Mod is almost ready to debut….. she’s making me and Daddy crazy! I like my ‘dog’ space, and she’s in it wayyyy to much! They say dogs get under your feet? I don’t know, I think humans are just looking for a way to trip themselves.

Recently, my Mom and Dad took me on a very long trip. I don’t care, I love to travel! Then I got to stay in some really nice hotels! I love hotels! When I walk in the lobby, they treat me like the Super Star that I am! Lots of petting and chatting…. Well, they chat, I just enjoy the attention!

I did get to sit in mom’s new Cadillac CTSV. It’s nice and comfy! But, I’m not sure where Mom’s gonna sit! You know, sometimes I do need a break from my NHRA Jr.Dragster stroller! I like a bit more….horse power!

I know you may have read about me going to see Dr.Coren at West Hills Animal Hospital & 24hr Emergency Veterinary Center. Well, really, sometimes I like to make Mom take me there because they treat me so nice! I have lots of friends there. But this time I was not feeling so great. So, the Doc took a blood test (I do not like those…Woof!) and Mom waited by the phone for the results. Thing is, you can’t keep this old girl down! That’s just what the Doc said too! He told my Mom that I’m lookin’ good for 84 1/2 years old! Mom gives me treats twice a day. I let her think I don’t know there are meds inside them. She thinks she’s smarter than me, but really I rule the whole house! I have them wrapped around my furry little paw….just where I want them.

I am ready to hit the Drag Strip to see my peeps! It’s time! I have been tweeting and working my paws to the bone! Being the DPR, PR Pug is a hard job …. Being this cute is tough. But, hey someone’s gotta do it right?

Let me be real Woofin’ serious for a moment. I know you humans love spending time with us fur babies (and real kids too!). We are too cute to resist. But baby, it’s HOT outside! Would you wear a winter coat in this weather (like I do)? Would you wear a winter coat and sit in a car with no air-conditioning or stay out in the yard for hours on end ? No,  I didn’t think so. So, if the thought of that makes you break out into a sweat and hyperventilate, think what it does to us furry ones! The car is NO PLACE for us to be fur kids locked into especially on a hot summer day. We know you think you are doing the right thing by taking us along, but really we would rather be in the air-conditioned house. We wanna play with our toys and drink water when we feel like it. And the best part….. is when we greet you at the door when you come home! Don’t you love that ? It’s what we do best ( well, I snore really good… but that’s another story!). So say NO to leaving fur babies in the car! This message is brought to you by Bella the DPR, PR Pug! Feel free to pass this message along! My work is done here, now I will hit the pool !

Don’t forget you can find me on Twitter ! https://twitter.com/ProModBella

Can’t wait to see you all soon! Woof at ya later!

Bella Booda

The DPR PR Pug

 

 

 

You Gotta Have Friends!

 

Woof at ya my good peeps! It’s been a dogs day since Mom has let me at the lap top, but here I am! Boy things have been busy here at Dina Parise Racing! We have been racing and I have been hangin’ with my fans!

Since I last wrote we have been to Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia and maybe a few more places I can’t remember! I have been in and out of the Motor home so many times I’m dizzy!

It was so fun in Pennsylvania at Maple Grove Raceway raising donations for Indy Honor Flight ( http://www.indyhonorflight.org/ ) part of Honor Flight Network .Mom and Dad think they did all the work, but really …. I reeled ’em all in with my cuteness! And WOW, did we collect a lot of donations for them! Enough to send TWO Veterans on an Honor Flight!

Ya gotta have friends, right? I also got to hang with my Auntie Rhonda and Uncle Roger and Auntie Lisa at Virginia MotorSports Park for the Extreme Outlaw Pro mod Event! Auntie Rhonda has six fur kids that look just like me! Uncle Roger has one. His name is Mochi! He came to visit! And Auntie Lisa brought Morgan… She is furry, but looks kinds funny compared to me and Mochi ! We had a lotta fun! We made sure to leave Mom plenty of hair to vacuum up . I know how she loves to vacuum!

I may be a dog, but I love being at the track! I make sure to get my credentials and I am the best crewmember going! Dad says I’m not a pain in the rear like Mom… I don’t really know what that means, but…. I guess it’s good!

We have lots of good stuff coming up! We will be doing the Nassau County Cruise to the Show on September 28th and 29th! And I will be looking cuter than ever to raise more donations for Indy honor Flight! If you live on or near Long Island, come to the show!

Well, I have to go now, My fans are waiting!

Woof at ya!

See you at the races!

Bella The Wonder Pug

‘Pet Therapy’-I am more talented than you think!

 

Napping in my NHRA Jr Dragster stroller in the Dina Parise Racing pit. Yup, that’s my favorite place to be. I don’t mind being in the pits listening to the roar of the cars. It puts me to sleep. Kinda like when Mommy vacuums. These are all noises I am used to. But, once it gets too hot, I need air conditioning! I am a princess, you know! But I was not always…….

Here’s another fact you may not know about me, well unless you have one of my ‘Hero Cards’ , of course ! In my ‘younger’ days I was what they call a ‘Pet Therapy’ Dog. Many humans do not know what that actually is. No, I did not perform Therapy by walking on backs or giving a Therapeutic Massages, although I am talented enough to do so! Let me woof it out to ya……

Therapy Dog’s rock! We are trained to visit with those who may need affection and comfort. Hey, I’m cute and furry, who wouldn’t like that? I went to visit Nursing Homes. But others also go to hospitals, schools, hospices and even disaster areas! Did you know that petting me can actually lower your Blood Pressure? Yup! Like a bit of doggy magic!

Because I am so laid back and cool, my (then) trainer Kate thought I would be a great ‘Therapy Dog’. She suggested Mom take me to Bideawee (on Long Island, NY) for Pet Therapy Certification. I passed with flying Dog Bones! They gave me a cool vest to wear and everything!

Like I said, I went to Nursing Homes. Mom felt that was the place for me! I heard her talking about ‘Nanny Stella’. That was her grandma. She was in a nursing home years before and she suffered from Dementia. Now, Mom went everyday to visit ‘Nanny Stella’, but she noticed many other residents never had visitors. That made her sad. So, when I came along, Mom thought there was a reason I was there! And she was right!

I loved getting to go to visit my peeps! I could tell they were excited to see me too! If I knew how to smile, I would have! That was a great job!

I know I no longer am a ‘Pet Therapy’ dog, but these days I need a bit more rest. Kinda like the peeps I used to visit!

Did you know that ‘Pet Therapy’ does not just have to be dogs? I knew a big Pot Belly pig that did it too! I remember, she loved to eat grapes and popcorn! So, if you have an animal you think would be good at ‘Pet Therapy’ you should research it locally! You can make so many very happy to visit with a furry friend like me!

Now in my ‘Pet Therapy’ retirement, I lounge around at the racetrack. I also meet and greet the DPR fans because, well I’m just good at it! Peeps can’t resist me!

Please remember , not all animals are as easygoing about noise as I am. And with the 4th of July approaching it makes my fury friends scared. Keep them indoors so they don’t get scared or hurt!

For more fun tips don’t forget to check me out on twitter! https://twitter.com/ProModBella ( @ProModBella )

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Woof out to ya all !

Bella Booda

Back in the ‘Stroller’ Again !

Bella MIR

Woofin’ at ya my good people! It’s good to be back in my Stroller again! Yes, right where I belong! The Dina Parise Racing season has begun… and this PR Pug is in full gear… and Lovin’ it!

So far I have seen my peeps at Virginia Motorsports Park, Maryland International Raceway and even Central Islip Fire Department right here on Long Island! I may not drive on of those sweet lookin’ Pro Mod Corvettes but I think I have more fans than Mom and Dad combined! Hey, have you seen my new Hero Cards? Oh, yes! They Rock!

At the last race, Dad was doing pretty well…… well, I thought he was, anyway. Then I saw lots of stuff…… all out on the table and in buckets. HHHMMM, now I know I’m a dog…. but I’m a smart dog….. and I’m a Drag Racing dog…. I know bad stuff when I see it… This was bad…. Little pieces of metal… the race day was over. But, I was still hangin’ out greeting my fans! Dad and the crew also had one more thing to do; They had to repair my stroller. Look, he may bust up his Pro Mod and be finished for the day, but I am the PR Pug… I’m a busy dog! I was sure to oversee the whole operation…. I have to make sure they do it right! Woof!  Stroller

Sometimes they think because I’m down here…. I can’t figure stuff out. Actually, I can see it all! They should be glad I can’t talk. Woo! You think that Duke dog for Bush beans knows stuff? HA! He ain’t  got nothin’ on me…. He’s got Beans, but I have Brute force Horse Power…therefore … I win! Woof!

So, I see Mom getting cooking done! AAAHHH, I know what that means! Race week is coming up! I think I heard her say we are going to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Super Chevy show and Extreme Outlaw Pro Mods (http://dinapariseracing.com/races-and-events) ! That is so cool! I love that place!

Do you like Drag Racing? Do you like Corvettes? How about dogs? Well, you should come out and meet me….Um, I mean come out and check out Dina Parise Racing, of course!

So, I’m off to get my toy bag and get ready to go! My bones are packed so I have plenty of stuff to chew on the ride down!

Woofin’ at ya!

Catch you at the races!

~Bella Booda

The PR Pug

 

DPR’s PR Pug!Furry Friend’s Rock!

Doc

Woof at ya, my good peeps! It has been far too long since I have blogged! Mommy has been hogging the computer! Work, work, work…. Whew! Doesn’t she know I have better things to do, like play fetch? I mean really!

So here I am… waiting. While I wait for racing season to start, Mom and Dad took me to see Dr. Coren at West Hills Animal Hospital here on Long Island. Mom seems to think there is somethin’ not right with me. I don’t know what she’s talkin’ about! I’m as healthy as ever. I know I don’t do too much running around, but hey… I never did !

So me , Mom and Dad went to Dr.Coren’s office. I got to see Stacie! I like her, she is so nice to me! They put me on this cold table! Someone needs to tell them… Just because us dogs have fur, does not mean we do not feel that cold on our butts! BRRRRRRR, really!

Now, look any dog I love you to pet me! It’s my favorite thing besides getting to go to sleep and pushing Dad off the bed. But this was not petting.. This was kinda like a poking , pressing thing. I really didn’t like it so much. Maybe some of my furry pals think this is cool, but not me! Dr. Coren owes me a BIG steak dinner, just sayin’! Now, give me a bone and my bed any day!

Good thing is, I heard Mom and Dr.Coren talking on the phone and I am all good! But, really I could have told them that! I’m not sure what all the fuss was about, but no worries here! I will be at the track to welcome all our DPRfans like always!

Speaking of the track…. Have you all missed me? Well I have missed you! I mean Mom and Dad are great and all, but I miss my racing peeps! I can’t wait to get back out there in my Jr. Dragster Stroller and greet you all in the pits! I also love getting to be next to Mom and Dad’s Pro Mod Corvettes too! I’m not your average Pug, you know!

So be sure to stay tuned for lots of great info about the DPR season and of course what I am up to! Did you know I’m on twitter? Yep! @ProModBella  is where you can find me! I have lots to say and I post lots of pictures too!

I have a great life here with my Mom and Dad! Do you have a dog? Do you want one? If you do, you should rescue one! Go to one of those shelters, and pick a cute furry friend like me! It could be a cat too, but I think they are kinda funny lookin’ ! I feel bad for my furry friends like that because they are not as lucky as me!

Thanks for checking out my blog! I will woof at ya all soon!

Woof!

Bella Booda

DPR PR PUG

Chew on This……….

So it has been a while since I have blogged. I have not smelled much burning rubber lately and I am missing my fans right now! Being famous really is a tough gig.

I have been kickin’ back at the Parise Casa. I have plenty of bones to chew and Mom and Dad read me my ‘fan mail’ often. HHMMM… Sometimes I think I get more ‘fan mail than they do, but don’t tell them that!

This past weekend, I got to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s for a sleepover! I had a great time. But Grandma makes me sleep with a Jeff Gordon blanket. I love her and all, but doesn’t she know Mommy and Daddy don’t make left turns? I’ve tried to tell her, but she does not understand Pugeese.

So, I went to Grandma’s because Mommy and Daddy were at  zMax Dragway  for the NHRA,  4 Wide Nationals! I am a bit upset about that because I didn’t get to go and see my peeps! They seem to think it’s all about them…..Sheesh!
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I’m Back at the Track and Feeling Good!


As many of you know, I had been a bit under the weather. Mom and Dad had to take me to the hospital for some tests, and they left me there! Can you imagine? Me?! I was very scared, but then I started to feel better, so I thought, ‘hey, maybe this isn’t so bad after all!’
All the people at West Hills Animal Hospital (on Long Island) were so nice to me, specially my doctor. Dr. Coren. He’s the best! He’s been taking care of me for a long time now. I like him! I want to say a big “WOOF and Thank you to Dr. Coren and his staff! They rock!”
Thankfully, they got me all fixed up in time to go racing! It’s where I love to be! Speaking of racing, I also need to send a big WOOF OUT to my friends and fans! Mom and Dad told me how you all cared so much to write posts on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/PariseRacing ) wishing me well! It really helped me get better!
We have not been to the track in a while. But, as usual, I had a great time! I got to sit in my Jr. Dragster stroller, and met lots of new friends! Oh, ya then there was the racing part! It was awesome!
You may find it hard to believe, but the sound of those monster Pro Mods, does not bother me. I guess I’m used to it. And boy, do they sound good! After they ran some test runs, everyone was happy! That’s good!
So, we left Numidia Dragway feeling happy! The next stop……… Maple Grove Raceway for the Super Chevy Show! That is going to be fun! I have so many friends and fans there; I can’t wait to see them all!
I will WOOF at you all, real soon!
Thanks for checking out my blog!
Woof!
Bella Booda

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

That’s right folks! Bella Booda here! It’s finally that time of the year! Racing season! Have you missed me? Mommy has been hogging up the computer with this whole Website Re-Launch, thingy, so I have been getting lots of naps in! Have you checked out the *NEW and Improved* Website? I’m hearing it’s looking very cool! But, what do I know, since I’m a dog and all!

So….SSSHHHHHH, I have been snooping around out in the shop and WOW! Things are looking good! Daddy painted his car! It looks a lot like the things that fly in the air, you know…planes! Very cool! Uncle Dave has been working very hard putting lots of parts together. I don’t know how he does it. I can’t watch for too long. When I do, I need a snack and a nap!

I finally got to be a co-pilot again in the Motor Home! First we went to a place where the cars were inside. That confused me, but I had fun in my Junior Dragster Stroller anyway! We were at the Northeast Custom Car Show! I had to use my cuteness to help raise donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! I’m cute, so it works! Did you know you can donate to the teams causes right here on the website? Here, Mommy gave me the link; http://pariseracing.com/our-causes/ . Just go to the link and click on the cause!

The show was so much fun! Lots of people said hello to me! But, I am not used to being inside, or to it being so quiet! So, I waited. I waited to see Mommy start cooking and putting food in those big trays…..Finally! I see it! Lots of food, packing the Motor Home! We are going racing! Yahoo!

We went to one of my favorite places! Virginia MotorSports Park! I have lots of friends there!  I got to sit outside in my stroller, and listen to the roar of the motors! I know what you are thinking; “a dog, at a racetrack, and loud motors?” YES! Guess what? I can hang with the big boys (and girls). I am a Professional Pro Mod Puppy! So, you can usually find me hanging around in the pits.

Start them up….shut them down….start them up…shut them down……Go out for a run….come back….go out for a run….come back…. I was getting dizzy! I forgot what testing was like! Lots of starting and stopping. Then the Burst Panel thingy popped on Mommy’s car! Not sure what that is, but they took pictures! Wanna see? Look in here; http://pariseracing.com/photos/testing/ Then we had some soldiers visit too! I liked them! They are in the photos too!

So, another season begins, and I will be seeing from my point of view again! I hope you enjoy my ‘Puppy pit reports’ again this season! I hope to see you all at the track! I will be back soon , but now I’m gonna take a nap! This Blog stuff is exhausting!

Woof!

Bella Booda