It would have been Bella's 8th birthday today but she had to leave us on Sunday 🐾💔
There is nothing quite like the silence upon entering my home now.
A moment that never failed to cure the ails of life like the tap dance welcome this girl would give me daily.
I’ve never in my life been greeted with such pure and honest love than I received from my sweet friend.
Being in her company gave me that magic feeling of Christmas morning...every day. The taste of chocolate and the excitement of the pop of fireworks in the sky. All this mixed with an almost unbearable level of cuteness that a could erase an absolute shite day in a blink.
Bella had in her a majesty that would cause passers by to break into a smile of reverence and drop to a knee to receive what seemed to be a kind of blessing. Every one a private moment that she would bestow on them and as they rose from their trance-like state all would look at us with a warm glow and simply say thank you. As if we had given them something profound. But we simply loved her, the thanks was all hers.
Of course, it was that…..or she would stuff her face deep into your crotch and take in every bit of your information and leave you with a lap of slobber and gently violated.
A 'bull mastiff blessing' I would call it.
I won’t charge you for it.
She was my second shadow and never afforded me a moment of privacy.
A silent observer and a bloody noisy bitch when it was five minutes to dinner time.
A protector of babies and a hardcore cuddler.
A beautiful little weirdo and goofball.
The best medicine for a flu and a cure for any emotional hangover.
My court jester and my stubborn diva. A war horse and TRULY a bloody miracle.
At Christmas a young girl spoke with my husband with an intention of educating him. ”You know,” she said while gently patting Bella’s head and peering deep into her eyes. ,”Bella.....she loves to love...”
And she did. Except dudes with beards or weird hats of course.
All who met Bella know of what I speak. She was a special beast and I'm sorry if you never had the privilege to be in her presence.
She was the embodiment of pure love and I believe she came Into my life for the sake of my evolution. I was reminded what gifts the animal people have for us if we learn to listen. It was my honour to walk with her everyday....when she chose to walk of course. Classic Bull Mastiff.
And for all those reasons, I went to the ends of the earth for this girl. Some would say too far but that's just how I roll. And because of my journey to heal her, Bella’s experience taught me the knowledge I was going to need for myself.
Ours is a tale of ferocious love and dedication.
Of evolution and eroding.
Her life taught me ways to trust that can heal disease and, better yet, how to prevent it.
She pushed me through overwhelming fear and frustration until it allowed me to break open to something more beautiful lying within me.
She taught me the beauty in stink.
The surrender in control.
She created a million smiles.
And she did all of this without saying a word......
.........Oh, and sometimes she ate poop 😏
It was my honour to be her companion and we are lost without her.
Rip it up my sweet girl, breath easy now, piss on it, orbit your little heart out, hump those plants and eat all the cheese ya want. And say hi to my mom for me ❤️
Some of Bella’s friends she blessed …..