Goodnight sweet Bella

18th August 2005 – 26th March 2015

 

They say memories are special, maybe it is true, but I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried, if love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. I wish I’d once more hear you, with your softly, rumbling purr, to hold you in my arms again, and stroke your kitten soft fur. If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I’d walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.

Goodnight our sweetest baby Belle. Know that you were loved and our hearts are broken that you left us so soon. We know you tried hard to stay with us but were just too tired to stay. We will miss you forever.

I write this post with tears pouring down my face. Last night, Bella crossed the rainbow bridge after suffering two heart attacks and respiratory failure after having a mass removed from her chest. The mass was discovered on 3rd March 2015 but sadly, the specialists to whom we entrusted our beloved girl waited too long to remove the mass that was compressing her lungs.

From the moment she entered our lives, we have been Bella’s adoring slaves.  When she climbed into my arms and looked up at me trustingly, she had my heart. Bella gave us unconditional love and brought us comfort when we were down. Knowing that I will never hear her squeaky meow, have her sit on my chest at night expectantly waiting for her treats or to be able to bury my face in her fur, the pain is almost too much for me to bear.

I wanted to share some new, never seen before, photos of our Bella as a celebration of her life. I take comfort that she is no longer suffering but David and I miss her more than I can express in words.   She was taken far too soon from us and I don’t know how I will cope without her. Good night my baby girl, you are free….

5 Comments

  1. Thinking of you both at this sad loss of Belle. Be strong and always remember her in your hearts, were she now lives forever.

    LB x

  2. Beautiful photographic memories. Hopefully these will bring you some comfort in the weeks and months to come. So sorry that you lost her so soon though; she was a beautiful, soft panther. X

  3. The best thing I can say is that I am so happy that Bella and you found each other, even if it’s for a short time. We always want more time and no matter what, it never seems like enough time. It is what makes each one of us special and our lives quite precious. That’s why I am always thankful for those that I love and care for in my life, even if it’s for the briefest time. Take all of the wonderful times and feelings you had with her and hold it to you. I have once read somewhere that “our dead are never dead until we have forgotten them.” So Bella will never be dead, for you will never forget her.

  4. She’s beautiful. I just happened to stumble on your blog from somewhere on Pinterest and saw Bella’s bright face and eyes.
    I can tell that Bella was full of life and love. Her energy lives on. I believe you will see her again. Take care. ❤

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