There are people and then there are people. There are dogs, and then there is Little Belle. I’ve been blessed with the love of my pets in just the same way that Little Belle touched all of us. She was and will continue to be, such an inspiration to so many. She overcame so much, and yet had nothing but love to give.
I especially love seeing pictures of Little Belle at the seashore. Because I live so close to the ocean and visit there frequently, there seems to be a connection from one shore to the other. Little Belle’s ways of smelling the air, raising her head to sense what was around her, being with her family, and most of all, being in your arms Irene, are what is most memorable to me.
She just “knew”, she just “sensed” she just “was”. She loved being with you. As do my babies. They never go far from me and I have two shadows whatever I’m doing every day. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some people need to be anyplace but home; I NEED to be home most of the time. My fulfillment is here.
This birthday may not be a very happy one Irene, and I wish you a Happy Birthday anyway, but Little Belle inspires all of our tomorrows. Never let that lesson go away. From New Jersey where the sea meets the sand, where the dawn’s sun rises every day, amidst all the traffic, commotion and craziness that life can throw at us, I will treasure always seeing Little Belle where she loved best to be: against your heart Irene.
I know Little Belle will be in my heart forever. See you on the other side, sweet!