Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good Bye To Bella

"Bella"
©2004 rebecca collins/ artpaw.com

This is a pet portrait I did way back in 2004 for a member of my own "extended" doggy pack. Bella belongs to my best friend and it is with much sadness that we have had to say goodbye to her today. Bella was an amazing athlete and watching her catch her frisbee in mid air was like watching an Olympic event. She will be playing with Big Tommy soon at the rainbow bridge. This has been a very rough past year, way too many people I care about have lost their pets. It just never gets easier to experience this sort of grief first hand or to watch others go through it.  Bella you were the best girl ever and I was so lucky to have you in my life. The Scotties will miss you. Nobody will ever catch the disc as well as you did.

4 comments:

K. T. Sparks said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
K. T. Sparks said...

It is hard to loose a friend of the pack and condolences to her family and to your pack who will miss her.

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks so much K.T. It is hard to loose part of the extended pack. Bella has known 3 of our Scotts that have passed on before her. She has been around a very long time. She will be missed by many, but she had a great life.

Lorraine said...

Thinking of you and Bella - Bella reminds me much of our Mollie dog that we are still lucky to have at age 15 right now...she was a frisbee nut also...now we try to keep her just with balls closer to the ground! The great spirits must have created dogs like Bella and my Mollie that can fly towards the heavens with a frisbee or ball in their mouth :-)