Wednesday, September 21, 2011

R.I.P. our Belle

Hard to believe she was ever this small.
Belle

And grew this big!  Sadly, some pictures are in storage, luckily I have these.
Another favorite spot

Sometimes she looked like she was angry, but she was a loving dog. She grew up with my kids and protected the house.
Belle Marie

She didn't mind Sapphire hanging out with her...

Sapphire and Belle

Her favorite thing to do was sleep.
Belle after surgery

and sleep...
Furry friends...

Hang out with the family...oh and eat.  That girl loved to eat!!! You couldn't leave any cupboard door, etc. open.  If she could sniff food, she'd find it. ;)

The family

She was from prize winning parents.  She had an underbite and was missing teeth. She wasn't show quality and if we hadn't found her, who knows what would have happened.
Why Momma??
You made it 4 very long days across the US, you went from a very hot climate to such a comfortable one. One that you could take walks and watch the crows taunt you everyday.  You were literally 4 days away from having a huge backyard to roam free in again.

RIP our Belle....you will be missed.....  :(

23 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

So sorry Zonda. Losing a dog is one of the worst things you can experience. Big, big hugs.

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Oh Zonda, I am so so sorry to hear of Belle's passing. So sad to lose a beloved friend. (((((hugs))))

LaBean said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. :( She was such a beauty! RIP Belle.

Peri said...

Sad to read of your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful family member. xxx

Discoknits said...

So sorry Z :0( She was a beauty.

Kaye said...

Awwww...I'm so sorry. It's never easy.

bmom said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved family member is so difficult.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family.

dianne said...

I'm so sorry :-( Relocating is such a huge transition and now harder without one of your family members with you. We lost a dog while in temp housing too. I understand and my heart goes out to you.

Trillian42 said...

I'm so sorry, Zonda. She was clearly a very loved dog, and I know she will be missed.

RIP, Belle

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She lived a long, happy life and never wanted for a thing - I can tell that, for sure! That's the best life we can give our furry babies, and Belle had it in spades.

RIP, girl. {{Hugs}}, Z

Stacey said...

I'm so very sorry Z. She looks like she was an awesome dog & I know she will be missed. <3

Cookie said...

Oh no! Zonda, I am so sorry your family's heartbreaking loss.

xoxox

marilynknits said...

Zonda, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Belle. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry. Belle sounds like a wonderful companion.

Lynn said...

Oh Zonda, I'm SO sorry! Its always hard to lose a furry member of the family. However take comfort in knowing that you gave Belle a wonderful life. {{{hugs}}}

Sharon P said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Belle - I know she had a wonderful life with you and your family and was much loved - and you are right - who knows what would have happened has she not been with you - HUGS!

kingshearte said...

I'm so sorry. Hang in there.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Sorry for your loss Zonda. My deepest condolences.

Acornbud said...

So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet. She was such a cute puppy!

Karen G said...

Oh Zonda, I'm so so sorry. I know she is in a much better place - but I know she's also missing you as much as you miss her.

Anne said...

Oh wow, this is sad news! So sorry to hear you lost your big (furry) girl. It's hard, no matter how many people say it is "just a dog" - they can be better friends than many people! Hugs to you!

Jo said...

((hugs))