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:
"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!