Bella ♥


Great Dane
Picture of Bella ♥, a female Great Dane

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Home:San Mateo, CA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bella ♥

Nicknames:
Chicken, Doodlebug, Fish

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Birthday:
April 1st 2001

Likes:
Going for long walks, car rides, snuggling, running

Pet-Peeves:
Being called a horse, not being allowed to eat off humans plates, rain, super hot/cold weather

Favorite Toy:
A stuffed goose or duck, she seems to enjoy stuffed birds more than other stuffed animals

Favorite Food:
gingerbread cookies, cheese, anything we're eating

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere/anytime

Best Tricks:
watch and find out

Arrival Story:
When I met Bella, she was in Great Dane Rescue . and had a badly broken arm. I was hesitant about meeting her because I knew it would be heartbreaking. It was love at first sight, we were nuts about each other. I brought my husband down to meet her and he felt the same way. After they spayed her, she came home and has been the queen of the castle ever since.

Bio:
Bella had to have her arm repaired again once we got her home. The place that did the work in San Jose put in an internal fixation that was too small and she developed a bone infection, which, we guess, was from non-sterile practices or a non-sterile fixation being put in her body. After having her for a few weeks, we noticed that she was getting worse. We took her to the vet and got to decide whether she would be a four legged dog, or three. We decided to fix her arm, which was four months of keeping her quiet. Limited activity was actually good because she was severely emaciated and it helped her put on weight. Now we have a happy bouncy four legged girl, who brings so much joy to our lives that we can't remember what it was like not to have her. Does Bella appreciate this? In June 2008 we lost our beloved girl to bone cancer. She started limping one day, we restricted her walks - this happened every few years and she would get better fairly quickly. A week after the limping started she became lame. We took her to the emergency vet on a Saturday morning, x-rays confirmed our worst fears. The bone that had been broken by the car now had cancer. We worked with our vet and a surgical vet, they all agreed. By Tuesday morning, it was obvious that the pain was not going to subside and there was nothing we could do to improve her quality of life. With our vet coming to our house that night we had a good last day. She got a grilled chicken breast for lunch, the most expensive steak my husband could find for dinner and angel food cake with Redi-whip all day. We held her, took her for a "walk" and got to tell her how much we love her and how much she changed our lives. At the end of the day our vet arrived, Bella went over to greet her and the vet tech and then went and laid down on her bed. We kissed her and held her as she passed. RIP sweet girl, you changed our lives forever.

Forums Motto:
I've never met food I didn't like!

The Groups I'm In:
♥♥ Big Blue and Beautiful Danes only♥♥, Bay Area Big Dogs, Craigslist Dogs and Cats, Great Danes Unite!!!, Molly Inspires Foundation, Myspace Dog Show - an online dog show!, Rescued Puppies with Great Rescue Stories

The Last Forum I Posted In:
We're taking a road trip!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 27th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
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Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
22171


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