Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm speechless...

I'm sitting here with a million thoughts running through my head, not quite sure just how to say what I want to say. The more I think about it, the more I realize that perhaps I just don't have the words. A simple "thank you" seems so insufficient.



For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, I should rewind a bit. For the last week and a half, my husband and I have had our hearts set on a little dog named Bella. She's a 25 lb, one year old terrier mix that lives 1.8 hours away from us. She lives in foster care because her owner died of a heart attack. Since then, she has been up for adoption. She was described as:



"Spayed 25 pound terrier mix, around 1 year old. House trained, crate trained. Sleeps on her blanket in the bedroom at night. Stays in the house during the day, or hanging around outside with you! Loves children, very patient with them! Great with people. Great with indoor cats. Likes to chase birds. Likes to play in water. Travels great! Generally calm but is in everyone's business! She has great self-esteem and doesn't hold grudges! Thinks she's a lap dog and loves to sleep in boxes! Her nickname is Bella Luna! or Loon!  She grunts when you give her love! We call her The Camper because she makes a tent with blankets...loves to burrow in blankets. Likes to chew on bones and rawhides. She has a special ability to be sympathetic when you are sick, my friend says she eases his pain (he has bone cancer), knows just where to lay against him...don't know about that, but you never know!  She ignores my cats, like they don't exist. Stays inside all day while I'm at work."

Between this description, her adorable face and the fact that her name is Bella, I felt it was destined to be! That's when our landlord told us that we need to sign an addendum to the lease and pay a $500 deposit before we can pick her up. With the holidays coming around, this was heartbreaking news! We have four God-children and lots of people to buy for! There is no way we could fork out that kind of money this time of year. I was heart broken. I'd been having dreams of this dog all week, planning on all the places we were going to take her, the toys we were going to get her....I was in tears. 

I went on Twitter to vent, like I do allll the time, and Ms. Double_Dippin insisted that a sort of "Bring Bella Home" coalition be started. Very quickly amandakmelby and Jaymes805 jumped in. By the time I came back to the computer, the money had been raised! I was speechless!

I know we have all said it a million times, but what Miss JennyJerkface and Ms. SnarkierThanYou have started is such an amazing circle of women. I'm so thankful to be a part of it and I am proud to call myself a Twitard! FOOOORKS 2011 will be just as epic. I cannot wait! 


You ladies are ah-mazing. 

I want to sincerely thank every single person from the bottom of my heart. My husband was floored by the response and the love and support that was shown. The words to express how I feel at the moment quite truly fail me, but I want you all to know how appreciative I am. You all have made us the happiest family on earth! Bella will be coming home with us hopefully within the week, I will keep everybody posted!

Her name shall be Bella Twitarded Hicks! :D
I cannot wait to meet this face in person! 

A special thanks to Double_Dippin, amandakmelby and Jaymes805... I love you h00rs more than I can express!

15 comments:

  1. We love you and totally wish I would have been around today to join in on the shenanigans! Can't wait to see a pic of the new lil family with Bella in tow!

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  2. Awww love, this just brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy it all worked out! Like I said to you earlier, we are all glad we could help out someone we care about and make something good happen for you and the hubby. I just know Bella is going to a loving home and I can't wait to meet her one day!!!

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  3. The circle of folks is crazy UH-mazing. Glad it all worked out and the cutie Bella is going to a great home. Your cute family just got cuter.

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  4. Love is a BIG part of whats makes this Twitterverse so special..Love and you will be loved. Give and you will be given. Teach and you will be taught. Be honest in who you are and the world will be filled with special things..I love you chica.. Can't wait to see in in Forks 2011. Enjoy Bella she is already a very special part off us all..Double_dippin

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  5. This makes me so happy! I wish I had been around when all this went down, I'm late to the party as usual. I love all these women, they amaze me daily with the amount of love we all have for each other. Can't wait to see pics of Bella with her new family!

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  6. This is actually making me teary - it's the outpourings of love and helping people out when they need help - things like this! - that make me so freaking proud to be a part of this community! I love you ladies - and I can't wait to hear more about Bella Twitarded - lol! {{{sniffle}}}
    xoxo

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  7. I'm so very happy this all worked out for you, hubs, and Bella. She is going to have a wonderful life with you! The Twitards are an amazing bunch of women! I'm blessed to be a part of it all and to know you. Can't wait to see pics of the little Hicks!

    Micki

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  8. caitlin aka cetacean34November 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    I'm so happy you are able to get her!

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  9. We love you, bb girl! And we can't wait to meet Bella - officially!!

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  10. Awww! For so long now, the people have kept me tied tightly to this community. Without the love and support of them, I wouldn't be the same. We've all been able to touch each others' lives in some way and continue to every day. It's all so awesome!

    Congratulations! Bella Twitarded Hicks was meant to be yours! She sounds like a great dog too. A lot like mine, except mine doesn't quite ignore the cats like she should. ;)

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  11. I. Am. Without. Words. Aww hun, I so wish I could have stayed awake long enough to participate. This whole 'living on another continent' thing sucks.

    But look at that! Twitarded Sistahs strike again!

    This makes me wanna get to FORKS2011 all the more. Especially if I get to see more pics of Bella Twitarded Hicks!

    I feel so happy for you hun. Dogs are just the best!

    CC x

    CC x

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  12. I am SO happy to have been able to help! I know what it's like having surprise "pet fees" throw everything out of whack when you find the dog of your dreams. We were lucky enough to have the $ in savings, but I know how shitty it can be if you don't.

    CONGRATS AND WELCOME TO THE FAMILY BELLA TWITARDED HICKS!

    We can't wait to see a baquillion pics of her all over the twi-dom. We have a mascot, now!!

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  13. Read this last night but was too verklempt to try to comment. So glad you're able to get her. Can't wait to see pictures and am SO happy for you!!!

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  14. Oh honey! I cannot wait to meet Bella!!! <3

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  15. Ok now that I'm done tearing up, this is awesome. So awesome. I cannot wait to hear about your adventures with Bella, she is a dollface.

    xo J

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