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Bella (Phoenix Chomper) 7/16/08-12/26/19

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Some of you may remember the sweet senior girl who stayed with us earlier this year after her Mom broke a hip and had to be in the hospital and then rehab.  In May, out of the blue we had a call that came through the "neighbor grapevine" that someone in our community had a greyhound and needed to find a sitter for an extended period. Knowing that we had greyhounds, one of the neighbors contacted us, and later that day Bella was hanging out here with Petunia.  Petunia and Bella were instant BFF's and it was just like she had always been here. 

We fell in love with Bella immediately, and quickly decided that if she couldn't return home for any reason that she could stay here forever. Her owner recovered and Bella eventually returned home. Petunia and Bella had one play date over the summer, but the AZ heat in summer is not conducive to much playing.  Bella also attended "The Golden Girls Birthday Party" in July to celebrate the July birthdays of Trolley, Petunia, and Bella. 

We kept in touch with Bella's Mom and knew that she was having continued issues with her back legs, and she became progressively worse over the past few weeks. This morning, her Mom had to make the heartbreaking decision to send her to The Bridge. 

Bella is responsible for Kate being here now, because it became very obvious when she was here that Petunia needed a sister. Chris and I both feel like we've lost another of our own hounds. 

Bella's Mom is not on GT and does not use a computer, so we wanted to make sure that she was remembered here. 

Run-free, Bella and go find Rocket. Tell him I sent you and he will show you around up there. You will be missed by everyone who ever met you. 

 

Bella lounging at the birthday party

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Bella really enjoying the PB Sundae at the birthday party - that's peanut butter all over her nose

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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

 

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awww :(:( I am so very sorry.  What a beautiful girl.  :(  :(:cry1


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Don, I have added Bella's name to the list of Bridge Angels here on GT. She was a beauty and had the luck of having two families that loved her, yours and her mom


 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella)
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Godspeed, Bella and let your Mom know you are okay....

 

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What a sweet girl.  I am so sorry for her heartbroken mom, and for you, her step-parents, for your loss of a beloved hound.

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Interesting; today I read that Bella is the number name for a female dog. 

Bella looks like she was a very sweet girl.  I am sorry that she is gone and it is especially sad to lose your pet around a holiday.  I am glad you were able to help her owner out, when she needed help to heal.


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{{{You guys}}} I am so very sorry. Please extend our condolences to Bella's mom, and know that we are keeping you tight in our thoughts as you grieve for a very special old lady. :grouphug

Godspeed Bella :heart


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

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I am so sorry to hear this, I was hoping we could meet Bella at next years Golden Girls Birthday party. f_yellow

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I'm so very sorry. My condolences to Bella's mom and friends, especially you.

Godspeed Bella.


Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17)

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My condolences to all who knew and loved Bella. Our Katie’s sire was Dave the Dog too and his human mom loved him dearly. 


Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Condolences to you and Bella’s mum. She was a lovely girl to slip so seamlessly into your family when it was necessary. And very pretty...

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I was wondering about her just the other day.  I am so sorry it was her time;  those weak lower spines are remorseless.  All our sympathies to you and her mom.  :grouphug


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I'm so sorry!  :brokenheart


Kendra, missing Badger (Vf Get R Done: Quicksand Slip x Ll Tee el See), 5/7/04 - 2/20/14, who opened our hearts and our home to greyhounds,
    Kenzie (Slatex Kenzie: Randy Handy x Slatex Chrisy), 4/16/03 - 10/29/14, who really knew what a good dog she was,
    and Falcon (Atascocita Sabat: Dodgem by Design x Atascocita Barb), 9/13/10 - 1/31/20, who was grumpy and snarky but eventually a little bit cuddly, too.

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