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Good-bye, Bella

I'm sad to share that one of my dogs, Bella, passed away last night. She was 8 1/2 years old.

Bella as a puppy

This is Bella the day we brought her home, meeting our other dog, Oreo. He was suspicious, but grew to love playing with her:)

Bella relaxing

Bella liked to flop herself down in many positions, just to relax!  She loved to bask in the sunlight...

She just loved to be loved:)

Bella in the middle.

Oreo, Bella, and Lily, all's hard to say if they know she is gone.

Rest in peace, Bella. We will never forget you!


  1. So sorry about Bella. As an adult, you know that it will happen;but when it does, you feel like a broken-hearted little kid.

  2. Exactly:( Thanks for your thoughts:)

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Pets become part of the family.

    I have been following your blog and just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award for upcoming bloggers. If you go back to my post you can read more about it.

    Again I am sorry about Bella :(


  4. Thanks so much for your thoughts about Bella and for both following and nominating me! That is so kind!


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