We are so sad to report that a lovely lady named Belle went to the Rainbow Bridge a few days ago. Our rescue family sends love and support and adds many tears to those shed by Mary Rush-Griffin, Belle's mom.
A letter from Mary, Belle's mom:
I first became involved with Pug rescue when I decided to be a foster home about 6 years ago. I met some people in Luling they handed me Belle. She was a bag of bones, had bites from the peoples pit bull,skin infection.... I took her to my vet immediately because she needed help close at hand. In the trip from Luling to Wimberley, I thought a dog in her condition who was kept for years as a breed dog in a cage would be unable to bond. I was wrong.
In the 1-hour trip home, she became my constant companion. Where I went she went. She was almost blind and deaf, and over the years she became totally blind and deaf. She had such malformed limbs from years in a cage she required being carried most of the time. Belle became everything to me. She was always there for me. I loved her like no other person or animal.
She passed away Monday, December 7. Please accept my donation to the memorial page for my Pug Angel. Belle was in the rescue calender.
Whippy creme and scrambled eggs are
Way up here in Heaven
In case you too
See only blue and
wonder what you're gettin
They're other things like angel wings
With fur that's never sheddin'.
There's no disease or achin knees
and wrinkles smooth and silken
I fall asleep and dream of you
and times when we were given
to sprint and run and tug on toys
and dash to mom for lovin.
Tonight no tears oh mother dear
because I have been taken
I’ll kiss your cheek and whisper sweet
And heal the ache within you.
The pain it fades and goes away
And even loss feels lighter
When time moves on then pushes back
All that separates us.