I am happy to let everyone know that my beautiful Bella is now home. My daughter in-law and I picked her up at 2:15pm, on 10/10/2011. Bella’s birthday will now be that date since that is the day her life officially started over for her. I wanted to update everyone yesterday but felt I needed to focus my time on Bella since it was her first day home. So let the updating begin, lol.
Bella is such an incredible example of love. She is covered in battle wound scars on her head, legs, neck, and torso. At some point it looks like her tail and some of her toes were also broken. Her lip was ripped off, and she is very under weight. Yet all this girl wants to do is snuggle, play, and give kisses. Her love is proof that when a criminal say’s these dogs want to fight that they are lying. All these dogs want is to be loved.
Bella’s first day home was wonderful. Her introduction to Trigger went very well, she was nervous about him and I can’t blame her for that, I would be nervous too if I had been through the abuse that she went through. Our dog Trigger though is such a loving compassionate dog and I think he could sense her fear, so he gave her the space she needed. Eventually she went up to him, sniffed his face and Trigger gave her a loving kiss, instantly you could see the fear and tension just melt away from her. I do believe Bella knows she is home, she walks around the house with her head held high. She follows me everywhere, and loves to snuggle with me at night. Last night she spent the entire night sleeping with her head on my chest. She does not like putting her harness on to go out potty but I think she just get’s concerned that it is being put on her to leave to yet another person, I know that in time she will realize it is just being put on her to go outside and that she is never going to leave me.
Tomorrow she goes to the vet, and I will update everyone when I get home. We will be working on fixing her dry skin issue and putting weight back on her. Well I am off to play with my girl, and take lots of pictures which I will start adding in a few days. For now enjoy the video of when we first got to meet and the rest of her “journey home” pictures.
A special thank you goes out to Emily Cherry, Nikki Swedberg, Mary Solomon, Jackie Graham, Bobbi Lee, Susan Siniard, Stacy Humphrey, Carolyn Kelpine, Linda Swoboda, Ashley Parker, Rita Johnson, Pam Ferree, Crystal and Andy Kreager, Dody Cosmedy, Chris DeNino, Sally Geiger, Colleen, O’Shaughnessy, and Shellie Marvin, Belinda Binkley and everyone that cross posted about her need to get a ride home. Each one of you helped get Bella home to me, each and every one of you are blessings to Bella and I. You all will always hold a special place in our hearts. It is because of people like all of you that dogs like Bella can be saved from the shelters. Thank you all so much.