Bella Marie

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  1. No need to answer comments dear Amy.. I had to wipe tears away to begin typing. This brought so many memories back when we lost our beloved sweetpea of 21 yrs who fought back from a stroke to wait the return of our daughter whom she was totally bonded from a holiday, she then picked up for a week, until we had to make the choice.. Our vet was then very understanding and gave us all the time we needed to say our goodbyes.. But its so hard when they are your babies for such a long time…

    You gave Bella the best possible life, and all her brothers and sisters whom you have cared for and loved with such compassion and dedication Amy..
    Take your time to heal and grieve Amy..
    Sending LOVE and Blessings dear friend.. ❤

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  2. My heart goes out of you. We lost our 14 year old cat in October. I still feel like I see him in all his favorite places. Seventeen years old is a very old lady…a testament to the love and care you gave her.

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Amy… It’s so tough losing a pet and you’ve lost 4 recently… RIP dear Bella Marie… ❤

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  4. My heart is broken for you and yours, including the other babies. I’m so sorry Amy. She was a gorgeous and wonderful girl who was loved and cherished. I’m so, so sorry. ❤

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  5. I’m so sorry for your loss Amy. Thank you for sharing your experience and the loving images of Bella Marie. I found it comforting to hear how you and your husband did this in a way that worked best for you. Sending love! Cathy

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  6. Amy, no need to reply to this comment as I know you’re still grieving. My sympathies on losing Bella. It’s always so very hard. We’ve been fortunate that the couple of times we’ve had to euthanize a pet, both vets allowed us to stay in the room as long as we needed to, even shutting the treatment room door so we could be alone with the dogs, even when it was after office hours. Both vets also have candles on the reception desk which they light during a pet’s passing to alert other patients’ owners. There also are separate exit doors than can be used so as to avoid seeing other cats and dogs. Despite every effort to ease the way, the process is still extremely stressful for everyone involved. I can understand why you prefer to keep your babies at home when their times come. Hugs, friend.

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  7. I’m so sorry to read this sad and painful news about Bella. I hope you can cherish all the beautiful and warm memories of Bella in your hearts. My thoughts are with you, Amy. Sending you lot’s of strength and hugs.

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    1. My husband and I have gone through the death process too many times, as we take care of special needs cats. We have created within our home a sanctuary of sorts, for those furry angels who we rescued or who came to us when they were very ill. We Love and Loved every one as if they are/were are family. Please take my words very seriously when I stated that with Bella we took TIME to mourn, hours worth, and in doing so, for the first time ever, we achieved closure. With all the others, we were not given enough time and afterwards, we were just inconsolable. It took me weeks to get closure compared to this time around. The grieving process this time is so much easier and the Peace we both have is unlike any other we have experienced. Whether you decide euthanasia or your precious Smokey passes naturally, make sure you take enough time for you and your family with your baby AT HOME to let go. From now on, Hubby and I are insisting we keep our baby after death for as long as it takes, then we take that baby directly to the crematorium we have chosen.

      My Heart so goes out to you, for I know and understand the bond of Love between you and Smokey. Please know how very lucky you are to have had Smokey for 22 years (WOW!). I really hope that this post made you and your family think how you are going to proceed when your baby passes. We as parents deserve the TIIME it takes for not only us to fully let go, but for our baby to fully let go. You are in my Heart and I pray that Smokey’s passing is painless and effortless. Much Love to you!!

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      1. Thank you so much! We have been through this with two other cats (all of our cats have been rescue cats) and did not have time to mourn. We want this time to be different. I appreciate your blog post and your sweet comments. Much love to you, too!

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  8. Love and prayers to you, Amy. ❤ I'm so sorry your heart is hurting. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your sweet baby with us. ❤

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  9. I am so sorry for you guys, Amy. I know what a terrible loss this was, but to have so many in such a short span, I can’t imagine. Stay strong. Hugs.

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  10. No words Amy…I’ve come after a long time since my exams were going on….this is the post i saw immediately after logging in! my condolences….

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  11. OH AMY! I cried right along with you. Precious Bella, what a loss. I am so sorry you have another dose of grief. That love, ah, that love. ❤ All the hugs, Amy. xo

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    1. I’ve not been answering comments, Joey. I absolutely need to be in the Woods and in my gardens as much as possible. Bless you for your empathy! You really “get it” how precious and how much LOVE these “pet kids” of ours give us. I was SO touched by your words, dear friend. I’ll be OK. I’m doing much better this time around due to taking time to get closure, something we have never done. That however does not dismiss the Heart break. I could talk your ear off about Bella. She was just that special!! (((HUGS)))!!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. NO it is not easy loosing someone you Love. Our Bella was such a special Soul and she is missed. Yet I rejoice for her that she is now healed and running about. Bless you for your empathy. It is so appreciated, Julie. Much Love!! XO

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