Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Belle "Starr" Mead

Belle "Starr" Mead - February 19, 1998 - November 3, 2008 - Best friend, confidant, protector - loyal, affectionate, inquisitive, goofy - so many different things to the two of us. Mark, Sam and my heart are broken. The house is so empty this morning.

We've had Belle since she was 6 weeks old but knew her from the day she was born. She survived double ACL surgery when she was 7 but couldn't survive her cancer diagnosis yesterday morning so we had to make a difficult decision so she wouldn't experience future suffering.

You'll always be missed but never forgotten. We love you.

As soon as I can find her puppy album and feel up to writing more I'll post again.


Creative Stash said...

I'm so very sad. With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved companion, Belle.

Anonymous said...

Carla & Mark,
So sad to hear of this, I know you all are heartbroken. She was a great kid, companion and friend that will be missed. I know Sam will be lonley now without another kid to play with.

Anonymous said...

My love and sympathy goes out to you, Mark, and Sam.

Anonymous said...

We are SO sorry! I will call you tonight, as soon as I get home from work. :(

AliDon2 said...

Carla and Mark,
Thank you for sharing your news about Belle. We understand completely. It's very sad, and you were very brave to do the right thing. You were her friend and protector, too, and you kept her from suffering - that's a LOT of love! We send our sympathies and love, and look forward to the puppy diaries when you are ready!
Take good care of yourselves - we will be up this weekend, maybe we'll actually catch you at home?
Alison and Phil, and Pepper and Brooke

Anonymous said...

Awe, that sucks!... I'll miss her very much. Jim

Softflexgirl said...

I'm so sorry Carla. I'm sure that you have many fond memories to comfort you.


abstract gecko said...

Carla and Mark,
My warmest sympathies for you both.
Lotsa of love,