At 3:50 PM today Belle left to go wait at the
. It was a quiet, gentle passing and she knew she had my permission to go. I let her know her duties to me were done and it was now my time to do the best thing for her. I spent a quiet time before we left for the vet’s just holding her and she was pretty much asleep. When she didn’t try to get up for a late lunch that was the last sign I needed. Rainbow Bridge
I will remember her as in these pictures, the first and the last I have of her and with the little ID tag in the shape of a red heart that I got for her which I will now wear in her memory. She was a very special little fur girl and a dog of my heart.
It is rough yet but I did write a verse for her which I will share. Excuse the ragged rhythm and such; I will polish it later but the spirit is there.
Farewell to Belle
Too soon it ends, the time we share.
Yet I will know you still are there.
An unseen shadow at my side,
A nudge, a lick and you will ride
On many trips that I must make
And many walks that I will take
Even while you wait for me
To join you at The Bridge and be
Again a pair and partners true--
My heart will hold a place for you.
Burn’s "sauncy face" was truly yours
And loving memory ere endures.
The mismatched eyes and tender nose;
The piebald hues and twinkling toes.
Again you will be young and strong,
Agile, quick and nothing wrong
To slow your body and your mind—
That’s why you must leave me behind
But only for a little while—
We’ll share again in perfect style.