By Jack McKay @_jackmckay
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Videographer / Director: Steve Pitre
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Bella Mia, a three-year-old full-breed Maltese, lives a life of luxury with owner Rose Ann Bolasny in New York.
Accountant Rose Ann has given her beloved pooch her own room and two wardrobes bursting with clothes and accessories.
She has even changed her will to make sure Bella Mia continues to live the way she is accustomed should the worst happen - with a six-figure trust fund.
As well as a walk-in wardrobe fit to burst with more than 1000 designer outfits costing up to £600 each, Bella Mia also has diamond and pearl jewellery.
And devoted Rose Ann estimates she spent a whopping £65,000 on her pet last year alone.
Rose Ann said: “Everyday Bella Mia will go to the closet and we’ll pick out what she will be wearing that day; it may be a pair of trousers or it may be a little jump suit.
“She has many ball gowns, coats, sweaters, pajamas, onesies, and she has skirts and she has dresses and she has jeans and blankets. And hats and hats and more hats and shoes - she has a pair of Uggs.
“She has more clothes than my children had at the age of three, I can guarantee that.”
Rose Ann, 60, who shares her home with retired husband Walter, 82, is also mum to grown-up sons Robert, 38 and Louis, 32.
Rose Ann said: “When my son came home with Bella Mia I wasn’t sure I wanted a dog. I was hoping to spend some time traveling with my husband after my sons left home.
“But when he walked through the door with her it was love at first sight. When I first saw her and they put me in her arms my heart just melted.”
And on her third birthday in April last year, the charming canine entered into the couple’s trust fund and now stands to inherit a newly purchased house.
Rose Ann said: "Prior to doing it I discussed having Bella Mia included in the trust fund with my sons and they totally understood.
"I explained to them that I know they love Bella Mia very much but I wanted to make sure that if anything happens to us she was taken care in the way that she’s used to.
“My sons at that point were not part of that house because it’s a recent purchase. It was Bella Mia’s third birthday and my husband and I wanted to leave her that house for her birthday."
But despite living an incredibly opulent lifestyle, Rose Ann is quick to point out the positive work her pet does.
She said: “Some people may think that I’m very extravagant with the amount of money that I spend on Bella Mia but she also donates a lot of money to rescue groups.
"Bella Mia has done more charitable work in her three years of living than most people have done in a lifetime.
“She goes to the Ronald McDonald House every Sunday night and she goes to St Mary’s Children’s Hospital once a week as well as different nursing homes.
“When these children see her they just squeal with such delight because imagine Bella Mia coming in a fabulous outfit and a fabulous stroll.
“Little girls just go wild, they want to brush her hair, they want to hold her, they want to feed her and it's just wonderful to see.”
Initially Rose Ann’s approach to pet ownership was more standard - until she joined a meet up for Maltese dog owners in New York.
She said: “There was a world out there that I had absolutely no idea existed - I walked in and all these dogs were dressed in clothes.
"I had like little harnesses for Bella Mia but she certainly didn’t have a wardrobe.
“So afterwards I went to one of these doggy places and I bought about a half a dozen dresses and jewellery and bows and ribbons.
“They were having a contest that day and I entered Bella Mia into the contest and it was actually the first contest she had ever won. So we were hooked from there.”
And at just a few months old Bella Mia won the prestigious Westminster New York Fashion Show - and developed a taste for the finer things in life.
Rose Ann said: “Before I had no idea who these doggy designers were and so I had asked different women at the meet-up groups.
"I started buying designer clothes for her and now she doesn’t do anything over the counter. Now she really wears mostly designer clothes.”
As well as a walk-in wardrobe fit to burst with more than 100 designer outfits costing up to £600 each, Bella Mia also has diamond and pearl jewellery.
Rose Ann said: "I would say I buy her something at least once a month. Soon she is going to be a bridesmaid at a little doggy wedding for her friends Rose and Kismet. She’ll be in that event with her boyfriend, Bogey.”
And the pampering doesn’t stop at clothing - Rose Ann takes her pup to get a haircut and nails cared for once a week at a salon for humans - and even takes her to the spa.
Rose Ann said: "I pamper Bella Mia the same way I would do any other little girl.
“She’s been to the circus, out for lunch, she’s gone to the theatre, she’s gone to movies.
"We travel all over the world with her, she just walks on a plane - or should I say - we carry her onto the plane and she sits on our lap.
“Bella Mia has never been in a cage and I don’t think she would know what that is.”
And Rose Ann believes her dog earns her keep with through her tireless charitable work.
She said: “We love her with our whole heart and soul and what I love more about her is that she proves that beauty is not just a pretty face, beauty radiates from the inside out.
“It’s a proven fact with all the charity that she does and all the sunshine she brings into people’s lives, when she walks in how can you help not to smile when you see this little face?"