Our beautiful, regal, timid angel of a girl. Belinda Sue we will never forget you and your trust you had for us even after your life had been so bad. Our Belinda Sue came to us via my world of rescue, we had 5 and had no intentions on having another for our own since all our babies were of some sort of special needs. Then came the call from my vet on December 21, 2009...Debbie we have this German Shepard that was a product of a puppy mill, she was in a court case where 75 dogs were caged in an old barn for breeding purposes only. She had been rescued by an older gentleman who visited her at the shelter while she was being "held there" for evidence in the case. Sadly, he had to go to a nursing home and had brought Belinda Sue into the vet's office for a nail trim and a bath. This poor gentleman thought since he had to take her to the shelter that if she looked really good she would be adopted. She was 9 to 10 years old...A German Shepard who was so scared of everything, who never walked on the grass until she was 5 years old who when she looked at you she hunkered down in fear..NOT A CHANCE....Then comes my girls at the vet's office. Debbie, was the beginning of the phone conversation. We have a special case here. We have been treating this girl, who had all kinds of issues, by the way and her new owner has to surrender her , she is a special case could you find her a home?..Of course , working in rescue I said I would come and take pictures and place her picture with my groups...then I hear from my niece that her daughter had just lost her German Shepard and was looking for another one, being family I convinced her that a senior GSD would be her ticket...I went to the office to take pictures of her , and there she was hunkered in the corner of the kennel. I could not even tell she was a big GSD, she was in such a tight ball. I took pictures and said I would bring her to my house for a few days until after Christmas and we could get her to my niece...She walked into my house, where she immediately hid in my pantry only to go out to relieve herself and to hunker down whenever you would talk to her or pet her...that night as I sat there crying at the knowing of what she had had to endure to become such a timid and fearful dog, John looked at me and said, "you know she isn't going anywhere no one else could understand her?"...I looked back at him and said, "I know." and that was that she walked in and never walked out until the day she left this world. It took a lot of love and a lot of patience and a lot of letting her know she was safe for her to trust us...she never learned to trust others but she did trust us and came I think and can only hope by her actions ...to enjoy the last three years of her life. She lived a good life , she even learned to run and play...she loved the snow and her brothers and sisters. She loved us sooo much and gave her trust to us...which meant more than words can say. The picture at her residency stone is a picture I took of her one day as she stood "guard" over an oak tree that the wind took she stood there as if to say, to us and the others ..."stay away, something has happened and this may hurt you". She loved us so...but we learned so much from her ...she has thus far besides Old Girl been our worst case of abuse, but even still she learned to love again...I am forever grateful for her and her time with us...We have since gotten a new addition to our family, her name is Bella....Bella Sue in honor of her sister Belinda. I will always remember the day that frightened dog walked into our lives and how she grew to trust and love again...She is forever part of our hearts.
As all the babies lay sleeping for their midday naps..I see Bella laying on your spot, asleep , with her tongue lulled out just like you used to do. I miss you sweet girl everyday.
Hello precious girl, we do miss you so. I saw a beautiful dog get it's second chance yesterday and I know that each of you were rejoicing at the bridge. I miss you Belinda, you were the first GSD I ever encountered and your sweet spirit is always within my heart. Be free now run and be happy always. I love you forever more
Mommy has left all your Valentine's goodies, I wish you a day filled with love . We miss you Belinda Sue
My beautiful girl, a snowstorm is on it's way here. I remember the last big storm when you would stand in the snow and it was up to your knees. What a good time you had that day playing outside, with daddy while he shoveled a path for you guys to run in. It is funny how now when I look back I never had a thought even though you were a senior that it would be your last big snow. We miss you Belinda Sue, always and forever.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight, climb high to the tips of the rainbows to send your precious love to us.
Oh my precious girl tonight as I write to you I think of you and how you loved to eat. So gentle you were eating off my fingers like a little lady. I was so in love with you my precious. One day maybe God will send another pretty GSD my way until then I will try to help all I can to find their forever homes'
Sending you loves to heaven today my precious girl
Hello angel baby, mommy has left your St. Patty's Day things for your celebration in heaven. I hope you each have a grand ole' time on this day. We love you forever and always
Hello baby girl mommy had the pleasure last week of taking a husky/gsd mix puppy to a foster home. I thought of you and how you must have been as a baby.
I love you forever and ever
My Belinda Sue, your brother Scooby has come to join you . I will leave a candle so the light will be bright when he joins you at the bridge. I will soon write up a residency for him ...when my heart will allow. I love you precious one and I will always hold you close in my heart
My girl, I thought of you on both my last rescues. On Saturday I had the pleasure of giving a beautiful white GSD a ride to her new home. What a beauty she was so very sweet. Then on Monday I took a beautiful Great Dane who was so skinny and so timid just like you when you first ventured into our life. BUT she made it to her second chance as well. I can only pray that she is loved like you were here and still are. I have added Scooby now. He is with you and all the others. SHow him the way and keep him company til the day comes when we are all together again
It is a rainy morning here, we have lost another friend this week to a drowning. Once again it makes me realize how precious life is. I thank you and all you babies for also helping me realize how close to unconditional love I have come on this side. I love you my girl. I hope you know that we loved you greatly even though we were only blessed for three years with you+
Our love story was short on time but big on love, I miss you always my precious one. Everyday. I am working with ECHO transport group which only transports German Shepards what a joy it is to be in the company of these beautiful souls. Reminds me of you
My beautiful girl I got to pet a GSD yesterday that was going to her forever home. I felt like I was once again petting you. I miss you
Fall is coming my sweet girl, I remember your last winter in the snow playing and running. I miss you a lot, I wish you were here but I know when you were you were loved ....Rest in peace my beautiful Belinda Sue
My beautiful baby girl, I see you as a whole and healthy shepherd running through the beautiful meadows. Daddy and I were just talking about you today. I miss you so and I am forever thankful that God allowed me to have a little time with you. A time to heal you so you could know you were loved.
It is storming here my precious. I think of that day when you Maddie and Old Girl my three big girls ..hundled up on the couch shaking from the thunder. I sit here at the computer looking over to see your box, Maddie's and Old Girl's you are together again this time in a place where you never ever have to shake from the thunder. I love you forever and always
My beautiful girl, your heart was so trusting of us in the ending of your life. I often sit and think how mean and cruel the human race can be at times. I so wish man could have the hearts of our animals.
Hello beautiful girl,mommy is leaving you a picture of your cousin Maverick and his new little human brother Chase. A new grandson we have in our family. I know you would love him. Watch over us today from heaven it is snowy here. Love and kisses
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. I love you my precious baby girl from the moon and back and over again
My beautiful girl. Every time I see a sheperd I think of you
My baby girl, I have a rescue/transport tomorrow, send your love and light to all the wonderful folks who are helping get this beautiful little one to her new foster home.
Hello precious. I think of you so often. I think of you as the most regal doggie we ever have had. Your stance even after all the horror you faced in your life. I am always so grateful that you learned to trust again. I miss you my girl, and I will forever be glad that you were a part of our lives.
I hope you have a beautiful Valentines Day in heaven.
Oh but what if?? What if the human race could have the hearts and love you did. Even after all that you endured, you learned to love again. I was lucky that you chose me.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. I love you my precious
Mommy has left your Easter things. Love you always
Baby mommy is extremely happy today, brother has made his journey home from another tour
Oh sweet Belinda, I wish humans could have the love and devotion you beautiful babies have even being treated awful, somehow you managed to trust and love again. I am just so thankful once again that you chose us
Long may you have that perfect peace that you so deserved. I miss you my big old angel girl
You were always that one...the one that we just couldn't ever raise our tone or be mad at even when you lost your ability to walk up the back steps without "dropping one" we were just behind you with a towel waiting to catch ...You suffered horrors I honestly never want to know of...but I do know that your time spent here was a beautiful time...not only for you but for us as well. I love you my regal shepherd...I hope you are enjoying heaven.
My precious angel girl...your brother is leaving for the middle east for another assignment today. My heart is really heavy. I worry so much for his safety yet I am so very proud of him....Gather all the babies together and send him love and light from above.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight.
Its almost Christmas my sweet girl , I still miss you lots. I have been so busy. I have left your candle for the service tonight think of mommy always because always she thinks of you.
I hope you know that you were a joy to us. I only wish you could have been with us your whole life.
You were a little slice of heaven on earth. Such a big girl but yet through all the awful stuff you remained a gentle soul. I love you Belinda and count myself blessed to have shared my life with you.
My beautiful girl, this morning I was blessed to help get a little 10 week old boxer mix from a high kill shelter situation to the beginning of her journey to her forever home. I think of her and how she got her second chance. I so wish you could have gotten your second chance sooner. But I still am forever blessed to have gotten to spend the time I did with you. Thank you for being a part of us. I love you always.
My beautiful girl I know soon you will see your sister Lucky. She is in her last stages of life. She is so proud,just like you were. She is the last one here to see you each who have come and gone on. She is almost 17, I think so often of what must be inside her mind. I wonder if she knows or if she ever wonders where you, and all the others have gone. I love her so much and letting go of her when the time arrives will be hard, as she is my last physical link to her sister Princess. She brought her here now she will soon be there. I pray each night that she goes on her own like she has lived her life. But I know that if she begins to suffer then I will help her as I did you and all the others. I love you Belinda Sue, watch over us and tell the others to be ready for her. I love you always and forever.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight
Hello baby today I celebrate my human mommy's 10th year in heaven. I wish you and her and all the babies a beautiful day in paradise. I have left your candle for the service tonight
Today is daddy's birthday, he is 64 today. I sure do wish you were here to enjoy the day with him. I love you always and forever my precious girl
Hello beautiful , watch over mommy and all the others as we send a beautiful little girl called, Kandi Kisses on her way to her second chance. I love you Belinda and I miss you.
Well my big beautiful angel, we have successfully found a rescue for a retriever mix that I am helping a lady with. So come Tuesday, one more will find it's second chance.
Hello beautiful girl...Summer has come and gone once again. We miss you lots. I am as always grateful for you. Your cousin Maverick has come to join you at the bridge,your human brother is very sad, that he had to say good bye to his buddy. Don't forget to meet him there and you and all the others show him all the beautiful sites of heaven. I have left your candle for the service tonight I will be thinking of you.