It was with great sadness
yesterday, that we said a tearful goodbye to our
sweet, gentle, little 'Curly Girl', Bella.
Her life ended peacefully and painlessly at
around 4:40 yesterday afternoon, here in her own
home, on her favorite pillow, surrounded by her
Her big brother, Charlie,
was waiting at the gate to welcome his sister
home, giving her the royal tour of his Doggie
Kingdom, as they ran across the rolling hills,
he showed her where all the lizards were hiding,
so they could chase them together again,
introduced her to all the Mikoleit 'kids' that
went before her, and once again licked her face
and head till she was completely soaked, to let
her know how much he had missed her.
Bella joined our family
with her brother Buddy, from Retrievers and
Friends, nearly nine years ago this April, and
would have been 10 years old in March.
Several weeks ago, she somehow pinched a nerve
in her back, which week by painful week, took
away her ability to walk or even get up on her
It became evident, after
many trips to the vet, and many pain pills, that
we could no longer allow her to be in such pain,
and she let us finally know yesterday, that it
was time for us to let her go.
We will miss her
terribly, but know that we gave her the best and
most love-filled life that a dog could have.
We will always smile when thinking of our sweet,
loving and happy little Bella, and laugh when
remembering the funny little things she did, and
at the many happy memories we will hold so dear.