Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes for our little Bella, 22 years old today, I would convert that to "dog years" but that would mean taking off my socks.....
The beautiful wishes along with the wonderful pictures really brightened my morning, and the awesome, ever so creative poem written by Maggee and Kassee's Mum is absolutely amazing, oh how I smiled while reading that, for those who may have missed it, I will attach it to the bottom of this post, thank you so much Cody.
Of course I can't mention ice cream and Bella without sharing her ice cream video, many of you have seen this video, but I am always amazed at how Bella could eat so much, especially ice cream and yet not get a drop on her face.
A few photos of Bella throughout her years, they range from age 6 to 17. Bella's tongue hung our after her first stroke years earlier, but she miraculously recovered and went on to live a fun life full of many adventures until almost 18 years old.
The wonderful poem written by Maggee and Kassee's Mom for Bella's birthday:JULY 13TH - A VERY SPECIAL DAY!!There is a big day coming quick and near
It is a Birthday bash for a girl held so dear
For new friends and old
It is a time for funny stories to be told
For gaiety, celebration and love
For it is Miss Bella’s day says the messenger dove.
We must have a party like no other
For all of us do indeed ’love-her’
She is truly our divine Miss B
Everyone must come-all from A to Z[ee]!
There will be cake, and of course ice cream too
Balloons, treats, games, races, no one will be blue!
Presents, snacks, pools, Bella-inis for all - no alcohol of course
It is the Rainbow Bridge gang - what a force!
Ears will flap and tongues will loll,
Paws will dance and barks will call
Hearts will be filled with love and joy
For it is Bella’s Day - so tiny, like a toy.
Hoodies with cash, raincoats for all
Coconut waters, special dinners for the big and tall.
Umbrellas, and shade, sunglasses and such
No one will miss out and for that special touch…
A song will be barked, purred, chirped and hissed
This day is not to be missed.
A theme might be needed
So many ideas they must be weeded.
A luau? a Mexican fiesta
Perhaps bits of all would be the ‘best of’
Wait, a thought from all the softy paws
A game for all of us while the ice cream thaws.
A great big hole filled with something like jello…
No, better yet a bunch of marshmallows!
A heart so big, so strong none to compare can be found
A character and a ‘wit’ in just three pounds!
She is our inspiration, her life, her soul
And while birthdays come and go, Bella, dear Bella never does grow old.
Thank yous are part of a special day
And to Don and Vera we must say
Thank you for sharing your oh so special girl
Your stories, your time spent with that precious pearl.
The bond is forged, and Bella knows
Across the bridge and near the rainbows,
Her greatest gift is her Dad and Mom’s love
So she waits patiently above.
A couple of words, especially for her Dad and Mom,
“Always know in your heart I will indeed come,
Know our bond is forever and a day -
Feel my presence and see the spot where I lay.
Keep calm, and keep our moments close
They are OUR times and will always mean the most.”
My You Tube channel where you can watch short videos of Bella's funny stories, along with our one year tribute, be sure to check out Bella's Mexican Hat Dance video, another time Bella put up with my silliness, but she nails her part in one take, such a pro:
As the party drifts by on puffy white clouds
It brings bittersweetness and sighs so loud,
The tears are in our eyes as we wish oh so much
For one more time to hold and to touch.
A Birthday today though for a sweet little one
For she is adored and admired a ton.
All wish Bella and of course all her friends
A never ending party with favours, we send
Our voices and love
On the wings of that dove.
So party our fur angels for it is a special day
Its a Bella Birthday what more can we say!
HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY BELLA! THE DIVINE MISS B
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9kj40acaNeXX6Xz8oKLmJA My Website, Bella's paintings and the other pet portraits are on here. I wrote the bio from Bella's perspective, making it light and fun, just like Bella:http://www.donandbella.com http://www.cbc.ca/shortdocs/shorts/bella-don