Man’s Best Friend 12/09/00 – 4/14/14

Today we lost our little Belle.  She was a sweet little thing, one of 9 pups resulting from a neighbor’s amorous dog that was able to leap a 6′ fence!  My husband had had a lot of pets over his lifetime but this was the first one he had from the very beginning of life!  She was also named after hubby first Jeep, Annabelle.

She would anxiously wait for him each morning, and would not accept her morning bone until she first received her morning pet!  She loved to swim and would swim laps for hours at a time.

Sunday she had to be coaxed out for her breakfast and when she came out she was wobbly and would only walk in circles.  She didn’t lift her head for pets, nor did she roll over for tummy rubs.  She fell in the pool and had to be rescued.  After a call to the emergency vet hubby took her in.  (I stayed home to babysit momma dog who was quite upset)  They did blood work at the vet, it all came back normal, all vitals were good.  They said a ruptured ear might be the problem and to take her to our normal vet on Monday.  At home she became less and less responsive.  At 3:00 am hubby drove to work to get some things done so he could take her to the vet when they opened at 8:00 am.  Our vet said they wanted to keep her for a few hours, they planned to give her an IV and a steroid to see if they could get her responsive.  Hubby left her there, came home changed his shirt and headed to work, he had only been gone a short time when he receive the call our little Belle did not make it.

A pile of puppies - she is the black and brown with the white nose.

A pile of puppies – she is the black and brown with the white nose.

See that cute little nose!

See that cute little nose!

Canoeing on Armand Bayou

Canoeing on Armand Bayou

Snoozing with dad!

Snoozing with dad!

I wonder why my plants won't grow?

I wonder why my plants won’t grow?

Not always the angel, she loved to dig after we had fertilize the strawberries.  That's what we get for using organic fertilizer!

Not always the angel, she loved to dig after we had fertilize the strawberries. That’s what we get for using organic fertilizer!

It's a man thing!  A man and his dog!

It’s a man thing! A man and his dog!

Yes you are cute!

Yes – You are cute!  No – You may not have another bone!

No you cannot like the camera!

No you cannot lick the camera!

Gentle with children

Gentle with children

Such a silky pretty coat!

Such a silky pretty coat!

Too busy asking for attention to pose for a picture.  They had just been to the groomer!

Too busy asking for attention to pose for a picture. They had just been to the groomer!

Decided to shave her in 2013 - she was less than thrilled at first!

Decided to shave her in 2013 – she was less than thrilled at first!  We were surprised by how brown she really is!

RIP Sweet Belle!

RIP Sweet Belle!

 

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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5 Responses to Man’s Best Friend 12/09/00 – 4/14/14

  1. Majewski, Lecia A says:

    So, so sad to hear this. Tough day, week, month ahead for you and Cory.
    Belle will be missed.

    Lecia Majewski
    Special Projects/Data Governance Team
    Finance Shared Services – PR&RA
    Chevron Services Company a Division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    4800 Fournace Place W934A
    Bellaire, TX 77401
    Tel 713 432 2646

    mailto:lmajewski@chevron.com

  2. Janie says:

    Sorry. Losing a family member pet is really hard.

  3. chmjr2 says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I think I will take my dog out for a long walk. The time we have with them is just too short.

  4. saguillo says:

    How Sad, loosing a pet is almost like losing a child or family member. I know both of you will miss her but the memories will always be with you. Love and Prayers, Shirley G/

  5. Jana Albritton says:

    So sorry for your loss! My dogs have always been so special and it’s so hard saying goodbye.

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