Don and Bella,
Five years an angel - watching, listening, drooping in for a visit now and again…Grief does indeed make time fly by and also stand still…Don, my thoughts and heart is with you on this day…These are the bittersweet moments we embrace and yet also dread - So lucky and thankful for sharing a life together, but so hurt, so empty that those with paws’ lives are far too short… Your Bella is the epitome of all that is ‘good’ with life, all that is ‘right’ and all that is safe, secure and important. Companionship without ‘strings’ - pure, innocent companionship based upon pure, complete acceptance and love between you and her. She indeed is your angel and always was your Divine Little One. Those then ‘not-so-special’ moments spent together are today the precious and priceless memories of a time when we were different…Different because of that so special, unique and tuned into us fur one that carried our lives, our souls within their paws without them even knowing it. May you always feel the touch of her paw upon your arm, may you always hear the ‘tap’ of toes on the floor, may you always feel the warmth of her little 3lb. body as she lies next to you watching tv, may you always have a painting supervisor within arm’s reach and may each breeze whisper “Bella’ as it softly touches your face. May clouds be filled with Bella’s tracks as she runs like the wind, tongue out, smile wide as she turns her head back to say ‘catch me if you can Dad, this is so much fun’! Never to run so far away as not to find her way back home. Her candles burn brightly as does her personality and her love for you. The bond is never broken, you always were and always will be her ‘mission’…There will be a day when Bella takes that money out of her hoodie pocket and buys you an ice cream!
Thinking of you, Vera and Bella on this day especially. (Found this online and hoped it was an appropriate sentiment to encapsulate the feelings and the bond between you and Bella)
Divine Miss B - borrowed words but perhaps words your special dad and mom are feeling. You have touched so many hearts - You are indeed an inspiration…Play, run, and keep all our fur angels in ‘line’ will You? Make sure there are adventures galore and treats abound…that there are secret ‘spy’ missions; apple trees to eat from; sandy beaches to walk along; snuffing, look-it-ing and such, ice cream parlours to stop at, fields of green to run in, pets galore and coconut waters for all! You are indeed the “feisty, divine Miss B!
Sending many hugs and thoughts