Aimée Wilder is one of my favorite wallpaper designers ever; her playful, modern patterns speak to my robot-loving soul! In addition to her own wallpaper and textile design work, Aimée has also worked as an in-house designer for several firms including Dwell and Martha Stewart Living. When I saw photos of her adorable dog Bella come through my Twitter stream, I had to find out more about this little pooch. So, without further adieu, let’s meet Miss Bella!

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

Name? Bella-Fiore

Nicknames? Bellie-boo-bear, Stinkerella, Miss Bella

Age? 11

Breed? Italian Greyhound

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

What?s ?The Scoop?? Bella was found at a Petland in Boulder, CO in 2001. I was taking care of my roommate’s white lab rats while she went away a few times over the course of a couple months on vacation. She gave me money to buy them these special treats each week at the local pet store, and the first time I went I saw this little girl holding Bella as a puppy. It was totally love at first sight and each week thereafter I kept returning to pick up more treats. She looked so unhappy in that tiny cage, but I didn?t think I could get a dog, so would just stare at her and then leave. Finally one day, maybe four weeks later, I asked to take her out of the cage and see what she was like, and she was so cute and tiny. That night I stayed up all night with my boyfriend at the time deciding whether I should go get her the next day.

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

Favorite Toy? Anything furry that she can destroy and pull all the fur out of: sheepskin, fur coat linings, ugg boots, etc.

Favorite Food? Salmon, avocado, apple, chicken, rice, basically anything other than dog food unless it’s duck wrapped dried sweet potato treats!

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

Favorite place to sleep? On top of a pile of pillows!

Pet Peeves? Wind… It throws off her radar. Bella is blind, so she relies quite a bit on her big ears that she holds up as if she were a deer. When we go on walks on windy days she gets very disoriented and upset.

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

Best Trick? Walking on her forearms under objects or crawling to you while laying down on command.

Gear? Aimée Wilder, of course!

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

The Scoop: Aimée Wilder and Bella in other

If your dog were another animal what animal would that be? A Bambi/baby deer! But sometimes I tell small children she is a kangaroo when they ask what kind of dog she is. A little kid told me she looked like one once and it stuck.

Bella is a total cutie. Any plans for some Bella-inspired wallpaper? Yes, that’s totally in the works!