Today I lost a very dear friend; my dog and sister, Bella, passed away this morning. It was a sudden passing and she wasn’t in too much pain, but it was also unexpected and very disheartening to hear from halfway across the world. I skipped courses today to stay home, and while it was a big mess of a day for me I also have wonderful friends who talked to and distracted me for the better part of my day. Bless you lovely beings, y’all know who you are. Other than that I have nothing much to say, besides some words honoring Bella.
Bella-boo was the sweetest, derpiest pup ever, and always had the goofiest grin that made me happy in an instant. She had the best howl, and whenever a fire truck came whooshing by (I live 30 seconds down the hill from a fire house) she was ‘whoooo’-ing right along with it. She was sneaky about it though – it was crazy hard to catch her on video, but I did it once or twice! What a sweetpea. Her tail was always whomping away, her hair flying full-force everywhere (I still find it now in my clothes, despite having been on study abroad for almost 2 months now). I could never get tired of that, if it wants to keep up once I’m home. Oh how I’ll miss her.
Bella-boo, my sweet pea, my big bear, you’re forever in my heart and I’m thinking of you all the time. Your endless sloppy kisses, the way you woke me up (a bit too often, if I may say) by sitting on my head, your adorable need to be a lap dog despite being a 90-lb lub of love; those will always be precious moments I’ll think of fondly. I love you precious girl.