It is with deep deep sadness that I say that our sassy little Bernese mountain dog, Bella (aka bellachino, cheen, stinky monkey, little bean, etc etc. she had a LOT of nick names) left us last week, one month before her 10th birthday, to be with her brother Oscar in doggie heaven. Back in 2002, Chris and I each got an 8 week old, fluffy, crazy cute, trouble making, puppy. Bella was his. She was his little girl. And although she was a bit bossy and high maintenance she was the perfect fit for him and for us. She was more then a dog, she was a family member and there is a 85lb hole in our hearts and in our family now. We thank her for all the wonderful memories, the things she taught us and for being the best dog in the world to Sutton.
Chris sent me this quote when my baby boy, Oscar, died: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
We will try, Bella, but it will be hard.
This is just the tip of the ice burg of the photos I have of our baby girl. (Some of these photos are scans)
This is how I imagine Bella and Oscar spent their first night in heaven together.
This is one of the last photos I have of Bella from a couple weeks ago when I was testing some light.
We miss and love you Bella.
peace & pictures,