I have a request today. A long-time friend in California must soon say goodbye to her beloved vizsla, Bella. If you wouldn't mind, please take a moment to offer prayers, positive vibes and/or thoughts of encouragement, peace and healing to Bella and her family. Those of us who love animals know far too well the heartache that accompanies this part of the circle of life.
In the well-known words of Irving Townsend:
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."
God bless, Bella. And god-speed.