May 4th, 2017
Dear my sweetest forever daughter, little-itty-baby Bella,
It’s not even been a week since you became pain-free and went to Pet Heaven at Rainbow Bridge, however, it feels like you’ve been away for infinity. Brandee, Jack and I miss you to pieces, selfishly, yet we are at-ease knowing that you are in such a wonderful place among so many long-lost family and friends.
I have some updates that I wanted to share with you.
First of all, that crazy bird that comes back every year at this time has returned. You know, the one that chirps incessantly starting at something like 3am every morning? Yep, it’s THAT one! As you know I think the reality of the situation is that this is likely either a mating call or that this is a mommy that has just laid some eggs. Because for some miracle after a few months we not only hear this one mommy-chirp, yet rather a whole choirs of little baby-chirps indicating a nest full of tiny birdies.
You see my best orange-fluff ball, I consider these morning times listening to that bird chirp like crazy, and the resulting babies, as “Bella’s Birds” because that is an absolutely beautiful memory of your wonderful spirit. You know; like the morning times when we would always go to the backyard together and pray to the sky of peace and happiness for everyone for every morning.
Honey baby furr-ball-essence, as much as I would like to report that your brother is handling your trip to Rainbow Bridge well, I simply cannot in good conscience. While he is certainly at ease to know that you are pain-free and in such a beautiful place among so many friends and family, the fact of the matter is that he badly misses your physical presence; as do Mommy and Daddy.
Brandee and I are trying to make an extra effort to give bubby more attention but he just seems kinda lethargic overall. I think this is a feeling that not only Jackson, but also Brandee and I are going through this past week where we are simply ‘going thru the motions’. You have been such a positive influence, and central theme, of our family for nearly the past 15 years that Neal Casa is simply empty of energy right now, to be very honest.
Jack wants to send you a message (and please forgive any loss in translation as I’m not fluent in dog-to-English translation).
Hey Sissy!!! Miss you a ton!!! *bark, bark*. Summer time is coming and at least this year you get to avoid your annual shave from the parental units. *bark, bark*
I’m really sad right now without you simply because you are such a great sister and I miss seeing you each day. The house is lonely. The most important thing is your comfort though. Enjoy your time at Rainbow Bridge until we meet again. Daddy will deliver this letter to you in Pet Heaven so that you can get updates on the crazy chirping-birds and other crazy activities here.
Love ya bunches,
BELLA SUMMER SHAVE
Ohhhhh furry-mop of BellaRinga! I peeked-in on bub’s message to you and saw the part about you getting to avoid your annual summer shave. Hopefully you realize that Mommy and Daddy only did this for your personal comfort. Although I have to admit that you always did look so beautifully perfect regardless after your summer-shave after your Summer Shave is did take nearly 5 pounds off of your appearance. Most people would do nearly anything to look as you did, girlfriend!
Overall, and speaking very personally, the absence of your physical presence is most painful for us in the house right now. This is YOUR house and it simply does not feel right without you here. We will be fine in the long run I’m sure and we will move forward, but it will be done in your honor and spirit. Just like the mystery of Misty has a legacy in her own right; you certainly have established an everlasting legacy of Baby-Furr. It’s the most perfect of legacies and I promise to uphold and share your story forever.
Love your perfect purr’s forever,