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My Rescue Dog Bella

Updated on September 15, 2013

My Rescue Dog Bella

This lens is about my adopted dog Bella who I adopted from the pound a few years ago. She is so loyal and sweet. I can always count on her to cheer me up when I am down. The happiness and companionship she gives me is indescribable. I think she knows that I rescued her from the pound because she shows more loyalty than any dog I've ever met. She is so attached to me, and I must say, I've become very attached to her as well. This lens is dedicated to Bella and all the dogs at animal shelters.

Update: December 30, 2010. I am so sad by the sudden change in Bella's health. Bella has suffered 2 strokes this week. She is old and the strokes have taken a toll on her. I know that the time is near that I will have to put her to sleep. The time has come for her to go to rainbow bridge. I can not stop crying. I love her so much.

Update

My Sweet Bella died today (December 31, 2010)

The strokes combined with the blindness and seizures became all too much for Bella and really took a toll on her. Making the decision to have her put to sleep was one of the hardest and saddest things I ever had to do. She was so brave at the end. I know she is in a happy place free of pain but I miss her so very much. At the hospital I thanked her for being such a great friend and always being there for me... she looked up at me and licked my face one last time.

I took this photo on the last day of her life. All I have now is a lock of her hair and my precious memories of her.

RIP my sweet Bella. I love you.

If....

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

We Knew The End Was Near

Bella's health deteriorated so much that we had to hand feed her. We knew in our hearts that the end was near.

Bella On Her Final Day

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Bella Is At Rainbow Bridge Now

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Rainbow Bridge

Pet Loss Photo Frame

A lovely gift for anyone suffer from the loss of a pet.

Bella

Bella
Bella

The Day I Brought Bella Home

This was Bella's first day in her new home! I think she was trying to hide under the couch but couldn't fit! She took to me very quickly and now follows me all over the house. She could be in a dead sleep and if I walk out of the room, she'll wake up and follow.

I adopted Bella from the pound in 2007. I don't know much about her history except for what the pound told me, which was that they found her wondering the streets and "thought" she might be about 10 years old. She was listed as a Purebreed Pomeranian and weighed 11 pounds. She looked like one big round puff ball when I adoped her. I can't remember what the fee was to adopt her but it wasn't much. I also received a discount for rescuing what they call a "senior" dog. She came with all her shots too.

Bella adjusted well to her new home. She's a great dog and never chewed on anything or attempted to get on the furniture or go upstairs. She doesn't nip or bite...even when playing. She actually likes sleeping in her dog house at night and waits at the door to be let out when she is tired and ready to sleep. She is gentle with the cat and people...and lets everyone pet her and other dogs sniff her. Lol. She also does a great job at letting me know when people are at the door or when the gardeners and trashmen are around. Her smile and love brightens so many of my days.

Someone once told me that adopted dogs are different from other dogs....that they somehow know they were saved and they show appreciation. I think its true.

Adopted dogs are special!

(Bella came with her own "bag of tricks"...read more about it further down the lens)

Here in this house......

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out there'.

I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.

I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.

I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.

I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness,

and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.

My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house...

There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.

I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,

I can enjoy the warmth of the words.

I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.

My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house...

I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.

I will never be used to improve peoples' images of themselves.

I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.

I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.

If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...

I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...

knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.

If I am ill, I will be doctored.

If scared, I will be calmed.

If sad, I will be cheered.

No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.

My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.

I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house...

I will belong.

I will be home.

~unknown

How To Adopt A Pet

Bella

Bella
Bella

Dog is God spelled backwards

Bella's Wish

My mommy was given a Squidoo quest to build a wish list for me, but honestly, I have everything I need, including plenty of food and water, indoor and outdoor houses, plenty of cute little clothes that she likes to dress me in, several leashes and toys, a bike basket and even a stroller. So, there is only one thing on my wish list, which is for every dog to have a loving home. There are too many of us in the pound and roaming the streets with nobody to love us. Please consider adopting a pet. If you can't adopt a pet please consider donating money or your time to your local pound. Oh, and don't forget to get your pets spade and neutered, this will help to control the pet population and the number of homeless pets. Thank you!

Bella At Christmas (She's The One On The Right!)

Bella At Christmas (She's The One On The Right!)
Bella At Christmas (She's The One On The Right!)

Bella was already about 10 years old when I adopted her so she came with her own bag of tricks. Since adopting her I've discovered that she knows how to sit, stay, and shake. She knows "go outside", "want to go for a ride", "do you want a treat?", and "are you hungry?". I wish she knew "stop staring at me while I'm eating"!...and how to scoop her own poop like this dog!!!

Teach Your Dog To Do Tricks!

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Bella ~ Looking Like A Young Pup

I shave all of her hair in the summer because 100 degree weather is way too hot for all that hair...even for a Pomeranian. She loves her short hair and runs around acting like a young pup on haircut day. She looks so much younger with this style that people actually think she is a puppy. (She's about 12 years old!)

My "Killer" Guard Dog

My "Killer" Guard Dog
My "Killer" Guard Dog

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Adopt A Pet...It's Cheaper Than Buying One!

Adopt a pet from the animal shelter instead of buying one from a breeder and you'll save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars...plus you'll be saving a life!

Bella ~ Ready For The 4th Of July!

Bella ~ Ready For The 4th Of July!
Bella ~ Ready For The 4th Of July!

Bella ~ A Dodger Fan! Look at that smile!

Bella ~ A Dodger Fan! Look at that smile!
Bella ~ A Dodger Fan! Look at that smile!

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Cowgirl Bella

Cowgirl Bella
Cowgirl Bella

Bella the "Proseller" (Our Mascot At TeeZazzle.com)

Bella the "Proseller" (Our Mascot At TeeZazzle.com)
Bella the "Proseller" (Our Mascot At TeeZazzle.com)

Bella Loves The Park!

Bella Loves The Park!
Bella Loves The Park!

Bella In Her Rain Gear

Bella in her rain gear. It doesn't rain that much in California but when it does, she's prepared!

Look at the big smile on her face! She was always smiling.

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Bella

Bella
Bella

I Need A Nap!

I Need A Nap!
I Need A Nap!

RIP My Sweet Bella

RIP My Sweet Bella
RIP My Sweet Bella

Bella Saved the Lives of 6 Dogs

If Bella had not passed, I would not have rescued the 2 dogs I have now...Plus the one I showed my neighbor and they adopted. As a result of these 3 dogs being adopted, the rescue shelter was able to take in 3 more dogs. So I look at it as Bella's passing saved the lives of 6 dogs. The photo is of my 2 new rescue dogs, Tinker and Nanna.

Tinker - My new little 4 pound Pomeranian rescue dog (My Hoochie Poochie as her shirt says..lol)

Tinker - My new little 4 pound Pomeranian rescue dog (My Hoochie Poochie as her shirt says..lol)
Tinker - My new little 4 pound Pomeranian rescue dog (My Hoochie Poochie as her shirt says..lol)

Nanna - My new 10 pound purebred Pomeranian (look at the big smile on her face!)

Nanna - My new 10 pound purebred Pomeranian (look at the big smile on her face!)
Nanna - My new 10 pound purebred Pomeranian (look at the big smile on her face!)

Tinker and Nanna - First Time Playing In The Snow

Tinker and Nanna - First Time Playing In The Snow
Tinker and Nanna - First Time Playing In The Snow

Tinker And Nanna - Our First Christmas Together

Tinker And Nanna - Our First Christmas Together
Tinker And Nanna - Our First Christmas Together

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    • NurseGigi profile image

      NurseGigi 4 years ago

      Aww-www I'm so sorry you lost your sweet Bella. She looked like minature polar bear and sounded like the best dog ever. She was love Donna!! And she knew it.

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      dmboyce 5 years ago

      Sweet Bella! I can tell from her pics how much she was loved by you. I know your heart must still be so sad. Yes, she's over the Rainbow Bridge playing with lots and lots of beloved friends. I have a Boston Terrier daughter named Daisy, who is the light of my life and two Schnauzer sons named Monte and Biscuit, who bring joy to my life every day.

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      slotowngal 5 years ago

      I'm sorry to hear about your loss! What an adorable companion Bella must have been. Kudos for being a 'rescue mommy'.

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      AlphaChic 5 years ago

      I am so sorry to hear about Bella. I can tell she was a wonderful dog and you must miss her dearly.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Ohhh Bella.. I actually teared up looking at her pics and knew how hard that was to put her down.. such a hard thing to do. Angel blessed lens.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Ohhh Bella.. I actually teared up looking at her pics and knew how hard that was to put her down.. such a hard thing to do. Angel blessed lens.

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      technicalbuzz 5 years ago

      Such a great story! Thank you for giving this cute little dog such a great life!

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      ninakreativa 5 years ago

      Heart touching story about your dog Bella. She was trully a unique and wonderful dog. Your lens is true inspiration for all who had a pet and had similar story. Thank you!

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Very cute and adorable! Would love to own a pet, but our building doesn't allow residents to have one. Too bad. My pets are with my sister. I miss them.

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      collierlewisjew 5 years ago

      i am so sorry for your loss, but so happy for you that you have so many amazing memories. my little rescue is the love of my life, he's been with me over 8 years now. rescue pets are the best!

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      noel rocs 5 years ago

      She has such a sweet little face! :) I'm a dog lover--a pet lover, really ...this lens made me cry :( Sorry that she had to go, but so happy that she came into your life xo

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      ZabalusInc 5 years ago

      Bella would have been proud of your lens! :'-)

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Heart touching story...You did a great job!

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      CharlotteTheWriter 5 years ago

      This story was really touching! I adopted a rabbit a year ago who had had a digestion problem but he really is a bundle of joy, i agree and wish more people would adopt pets! Great lens.

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      The beginning of this made me cry; I am so sorry for your loss. Great lens!

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      JessicaSummers 5 years ago

      Your story is so amazing and you have inspired me to adopt senior animals. My heart goes out to you and Bella. I know how hard it is for someone you love so much to be gone, but just remember that she's not gone forever. I'm sure she's at the rainbow bridge playing with many other little furbabies (maybe even my little Leo !)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A lovely lens for your angel. :-( My heart goes out to you.

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      I was very touched by your story and your late puppy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rikitikichik 5 years ago

      perfect lense! amazing story!

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      krakensquid 5 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful. :)

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      joannejgg lm 5 years ago

      I'm so sorry for your lost. I adopted a boxer dog when she was five. She was the best dog I have ever had. I had to put her down when she was thirteen due to complications. It was one of the saddest days I have ever had. Dogs who have been abused are so grateful to live the rest of the years in happiness. God bless I'm sure Bella is in a good place. Stay strong

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your story and Bella's story.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      I know the pain of having a loved pet put to sleep. I knew it had to be done but I did not want to say it. PK is in a better place now pain free.

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      toldyaso lm 5 years ago

      Such a cute dog! My American Bulldog was a rescue pet. I wouldn't trade her for the world. I wish more people would adopt instead of going to breeders. So many animals die that shouldn't. They all deserve love!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Your beautiful story brought tears to my eyes! I, too, had a beloved adoped resuce Kitty a few years back who left us to journey over the rainbow bridge - and we were both there to pet her as she made that transition. I'm crying even as I write this. ~^~**Blessed**~^~ Squidhugs to you, and may your sorrow ease as you realize that your little Bella knows how much you loved her. :) Kath

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      It warms my heart to see how much you love your animals (fur persons). I feel the same way. Those last days are so emotional. I've been there. It's all worth it, though, for animals bring out the best in us. Adoption is the best thing I ever did (times three). Thank you for encouraging others to give an animal a loving home. Every animal deserves a chance at a good life.

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      jfjones1 5 years ago

      This was a very touching lens. I loved Bella the Lion.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      Soulshine_Expressions 5 years ago

      An absolutely beautiful lens, Tee! RIP Bella. :( Congrats on your feature! :)

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      love4randomness1 5 years ago

      I am literally in tears right now after reading your entire lens about the beautiful Bella. I have two dogs of my own and they mean the world to me, I can't imagine the pain you must have gone through after losing her. I'm so sorry she is gone and I know nothing I say can make you feel better but this lens is a wonderful tribute to the sweet Bella who is surely now playing at Rainbow Bridge. :)

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      What an adorable little dog. Thank you for sharing your story.

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      I have 5 dogs and i love them all

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      tuneinabucket 5 years ago

      Rescued my Chihuahua 12/27/2009. Our third rescue. We love Miss Honey Bee as if she was real human family. Thanks for your write-up. Good looking lens. I'm new here so thanks for the inspiration.

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      What a lovely tribute to Bella. I like the different pictures with the hats and clothes. Your dog Nanna looks a lot like my baby that I rescued, even down to the white whiskers on the mouth. So cute!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great lens. I hope to adopt a dog some time this year

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      lindseythomas lm 5 years ago

      What a cutie!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks so much for sharing Bella's story. It's obvious you were perfect for each other. And your new additions, Tinker & Nanna, look just as special.I also once had an older rescue dog. The vet figured Baron - a Golden Retriever - was about 10 or 11 when we adopted him (actually, I think he adopted us!). We were Cat people - never had a dog as a married couple (although each of us had had dogs as kids), but Baron was special. We only had him 3 years, but it was a unique experience. I may have to tell his story some day. :)

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Rescue dogs are in dire need of homes and not nearly enough homes are available, unfortunately. You did a great thing taking her in.

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I'm trying not to cry. This lens is so very touching. My little Maltese, C.C., is getting older, now -- she just turned 7 on 12/16. Even though she should have several more good years ahead of her, I can't help thinking how she is not a puppy anymore. I know you miss Bella so much. I'm really sorry for your loss of her.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Bella is a fine looking critter and this is a fine looking lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm new here on Squidoo, just joined a couple of days ago. But I adopted my dog Cookie almost three years ago. His mother had been killed by a car when he was only two weeks old. I brought him home at barely 5 weeks old. My first lens is all about him; I do hope you'll stop and visit if you get a chance. Dogs are very special creatures. I think you'll see just how much I believe that to be true if you read "Dogs:Much more than adorable tail-waggers". Amazing lens, yours...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Aww what a beautiful, sad, and happy story.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      This is the sweetest lens about Bella and rescue animals... adopting mature pets does bring the inevitable end much earlier, and is so hard to deal with, but since finding homes for older dogs is harder, I'm glad that I gave homes to three mature dogs so that they have had wonderful 'retirement' in their old age. Bella Ella passed recently, so now there is only Casper left, and we are counting his remaining teeth as his lisp becomes more pronounced with each trip to the vet - lol!

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      Writing Nag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I have two rescue dogs they are very much loved. This is a beautiful lens about Bella, you were both lucky to have each other.

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      Writing Nag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I have two rescue dogs they are very much loved. This is a beautiful lens about Bella, you were both lucky to have each other.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think a shelter or pound dog is the way to go, and I truly believe they are grateful for being saved. This is a wonderful lens about your Bella, and I'm sure you'll meet across the rainbow bridge. Blessed.

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      amkatee 5 years ago

      Go for the dog that fits you best. We went to the pound knowing we would find the right dog. Yogi barked his head off. I was afraid to let him out of the kennel! He was all teeth and head. The other dogs ran off when they were let out to greet us. Not Yogi, he sat there at our feet! Sure he was 70 pounds, but he was our dog! We've had him almost 9 years now.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      What a lovely tribute to Bella. Through our Miniature Schnauzer rescue, we have helped more than 50 dogs find forever homes; but a few of them were elderly and are now at Rainbow Bridge with your Bella. I hope they are friends! It's a wonderful thing that you are promoting rescue to the world. You go!!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      what a cutie she was, some polar bear involved in her family ?!

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      mountainstevo 6 years ago

      Sorry to hear about Bella's passing. I just lost 2 of my dogs in the past 4 months.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very cute dog, both mine are rescue dogs, they really are great dogs and just show how forgiving dogs can be, no matter what they go through there always still willing to love

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      Jerrad28 6 years ago

      Bella is very cute, what a blessing for both of you :)

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      sisdude 6 years ago

      As a volunteer with a pet rescue group, I want to thank you for your kind and generous heart in adopting Bella (and your other rescue dogs since Bella's passin). What a precious little dog - your story has me in tears. I have added your story to my lensroll.

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      Kitty Levee 6 years ago

      Bella has a great smile!

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      What a beautiful girl Bella was. Thank you for sharing her little life with us. Made me tear up that she had to leave this world. My little chihuahua puppy does the same thing Bella did for you, follows me from room to room and will wake from a deep sleep if I try to sneak out of a room without him.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      What a lovely little dog! It is clear from her little face that she was very happy with you, what a loss!

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      Bella's so precious! She looks adorable all dressed up like that. It's so sad that you lost her.Blessed by an Angel.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Mega lens: covers so much about adopting a pet and what to do when a pet dies - beautifully done.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Bella's a beauty! I know the loss you feel, as I lost my Scratchy Sunshine this past July. I, and her Momma Tidbit, miss her very much. We've lensrolled Bella to The Sunshine Girls and to Scratchy Sunshine and to The Queen *itch of abitosunshine lenses!

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Bella was a beautiful and sweet little friend for you who brought Tinker and Nanna into your life. Very inspiring lens.

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      I'm so sorry for your dog :( I know how you feel. It's a hard decision to put your pet to sleep, but if he/she is ill, you will do good for him/her, because he may be suffering and having a lot of pain. Rest in peace Bella!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      I cried with you, and am leaving this page with a huge smile on my face (tears still glistening). Bless you, bless you, bless you for your loving care of these wonderful dogs. Featured on Blessed Pets.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Love this lens! Bella is so sweet:)

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Returned with a blessing for this lovely lens. It will also be featured on my Angel blessed Dogs on Squidoo as soon as it is published.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awww Bella was soooo sweet and at least she was happy with you, I did cry when I read that you lost her. I think the best thing is to get another dog or two in your case :) It helps you heal and they bring us such joy. My dogs name is Cooper, that's how I came up with the name Koupie, I call him that a lot.

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      Kelsey-Budden-16 6 years ago

      The first bit of this lens made me cry! I'm so sorry for your loss but, I'm glad you gained 2 new friends and other dogs have been rescued! :-)I saved a dog as well! I didn't save her from a shelter but, I saved her from a family who didn't want her. They were going to put her down if no one took her by the end of the day. They also said she was too 'ugly' for their liking! Horrible people! Here is a lens that is written from Cheeko's perspective:http://www.squidoo.com/welcome-to-cheekos-world-ke... also wrote a lens about her from my perspective:http://www.squidoo.com/my-dog-cheekoI hope you stop by to check out her lenses! :-)Once again, sorry for your loss. :-( After reading this lens, I had to spend time with my girl Cheeko. I can't imagine life without her.

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      marketmasterpro 6 years ago

      So so cute! Thank you!

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      what a nice lens related to dog thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this lenses. I wish I knew how to make somethig alike! :)I love your Bella story and felt very sorry for her illness and passing away. I loved the video about the rainbow bridge, I had a dear cat called Tom that became ill with cancer and I had to put him asleep. It was the saddest thing I had to do up till now. I still have another cat a female Persian that I adore, She is my best friend.

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      James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

      what a great lens! I know you are very sad and miss her a lot. We just lost our George at the end of last year too. It was very sad but at the same time we were able to rescue him and give him 7 years of happiness. I just have to say that those pictures are sooo cute. I would have loved to HOLD that dog all the time!!! I'm going to lensroll this lens to my lens about my dogs and to my lens on Fran Bellini (actress) all of the funds on that site go to ASPCA.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      I shed a tear for your loss of Bella as its obvious how much you loved her. Unfortunately our pets cannot live forever. Love your new dogs and hope they will live for a very long time. Featured on Names for Pets

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am so sorry to hear about Bella, my heart goes out to you. I too had to put my dog Teddybear to sleep on Dec. 26th. I still can not update her page, announcing her passing. Know that another heart knows your pain. Bella sounds like a wonderful dog who had a wonderful life.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh, I had to save this one until today (too many people around me yesterday) since I knew I would cry...and I did. I look forward to crossing rainbow bridge someday. I miss my beloved pets who have passed. Now I know why I had the the 6 dog number in my head, because Bella saved the lives of 6 dogs...I always have found that pets "help or give back" to others (people or animals) in this world. They really are our angels here on earth. Fondly, Rose (Love the SPCA - what a fabulous and worthy charity, eh).

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      jamiew23 6 years ago

      Very pretty well looked after dog you have you should be very proud. Looks sooo cute as a lil puppy :D

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      May your two new ones bring you as much happiness as Bella did :)

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      modz 6 years ago

      You are so kind person. Peoples should love you because of your welfare.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So sweet and so sad. Thank you for filling Bella's last days with love! So sorry for your loss. I have 6 cats. Would love to have a dog again someday, too.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Yes, you have me tearing up over the wonderful story of Bella. She was one of the lucky ones and she awaits you over the Rainbow Bridge. But I know she looks at the lives she saved and knows that this is right with the world. Thank you for adopting and supporting adoption to help save so many other deserving lives.

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      parrow1978 6 years ago

      RIP Bella, so sorry for your loss TeeZazzle.

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      Bless you for giving Bella an absolutely wonderful, love-filled life!

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      When I saw your post on the forums, I even almost started crying. My "litter mate" silky terrier died just last January. I know how it feels. I wish pets lived as long as us. Less than two decades with a pet is just way too short! You are in my prayers.

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      Dustbunnyodoom 6 years ago

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Bella sounds like she had a great life with you. Just know that the decision you made was in her best interest.

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      wyrm11268 6 years ago

      OMG I am crying my eyes out. What a wonderful little dog Bella was and how sad she has gone.So sorry for your loss. She was a lucky dog to have found you.

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      A lovely page to remember a lovely dog. May she rest in peace.

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      poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

      Oh Bella was a sweetie and no doubt. I've got someone waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge and have been aware of what you are going through. The other night I felt/saw/imagined my dog Beth greeting a little dog in a green and sunny park. These little glimpses bring some comfort.

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      JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

      Sorry for your loss - obviously Bella was very well loved and had a good life with you.

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful Bella with us. Sorry for your loss.

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      shops 6 years ago

      You could not have given a better life to a living thing than you gave to Bella. I am so glad you had the honor of knowing her and that she was lucky enough to find you. Her spirit will be with you through eternity. She will be your little guardian doggie angel now.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      Sorry about Bella. After we lost our Mitzy, I found a lock of hair in a baggie I'd kept from years earlier. What memories we had. it's the good memories that help.

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      SAMEPRINCESS10 6 years ago

      HI! I'm Princess10, and friends in 2011. My pet has a few of his own websites. Picasa: his own photo album, catchannel.com cat videos (11) of them, and here Spunky Cat Tales poetry. In 2007 i put one of the poems i wrote about him in a local art exhibit.

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      I certainly know what it is like to lose a pet, and share my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God continue to bless you and your little dog's heart.

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      My deepest condolences on your dog's departure. I've lost a dog and never could replace it. Let people be around and help you upon this loss.

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Sorry to hear about Bella...

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I lenrolled this to 9 of my lenses. Take Good Care, Rose

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Dearest TeeZazzle, I cried reading this lens...I know how sad you are, I still miss my pets even though I know they are in a better place. Unconditional love is hard to find and yet pets always give it to us freely. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You are such a valuable member of Squidoo and I want you to remember that we are like a family here...other lensmasters (including myself) truly care. Fondly, Rose

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      cowboyannie 6 years ago

      Dear TeeZazzle,My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Bella. We are a family of dog-rescuers as well, and like you, had to put one of our "pound puppies" to sleep just a couple of months ago. It's very hard. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Goodbye, Miss Bella. It was hard looking into your eyes here for the first time just less than 24 hours ago and not come back to tell you that you touched my heart. I hope your memory gives your loving master much peace. Love.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      So sorry to hear about Bella not doing so well...I can feel your pain. Just be there for her like you have so far and love her. May you be comforted in knowing that the Lord is in control of her life. Let's hope and pray for the best. Peace, love and hugs! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Sad to hear your little Bella is not well. Can feel your love for her here. Such a wonderful thing you did to take her home with you and give her so much love. I know your pain. Many times over. It never gets easier. Hugs to you.

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      venitalynn 6 years ago

      So sorry to hear about Bella! Wishing you peace and comfort.