Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 100+ lbs
Leave a bone for Bella ♥
Dogster stats for Bella ♥
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Chicken, Doodlebug, Fish
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April 1st 2001
Going for long walks, car rides, snuggling, running
Being called a horse, not being allowed to eat off humans plates, rain, super hot/cold weather
A stuffed goose or duck, she seems to enjoy stuffed birds more than other stuffed animals
gingerbread cookies, cheese, anything we're eating
watch and find out
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.
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.
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