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You Will Always Be My Best Friend

(watch my Best Friend video here)

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Dedicated to Bella the Bullmastiff who let a frog sit on her paw.

(Back in July, an Instagram friend reached out to me in anguish.  She told me that she had put her beloved Bullmastiff to sleep.  I felt her pain and my heart ached.  I wanted to create something in honor of Bella and as I started to put this piece together, I thought about all the dogs and animals that we love so deeply and lose way to soon, so it became a tribute to all the fur babies that we’ve all had to say goodbye to in life.)

14 comments on “You Will Always Be My Best Friend

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  2. Mary Connell

    Absolutely perfect tribute! ! Thank you x

  3. Lisa Tonks

    Absolutely wonderful! I lost my 14 1/2 year old, he died in my arms. Only dog that I had from a puppy and wasn’t used. This tribute to Bella touched me deeply

  4. Pat Sherrard

    I am in this process with my beloved rescue Maltese, Daisy. She is 17 and is failing. We are very near the end and each day is a gift. Also a gift is this sweet artwork of yours. Thank you!

  5. Faithful friends never leave us, they just run on ahead. . . .
    I think for most of us, when we read about another’s loss there is inescapable pain.
    Among the cruelest truths of biology is this: A dog’s life is considerably shorter than a human’s life. The math is unforgiving; if you love a dog, you will lose a dog, and you will suffer the pain and biting lessons that death brings — probably several times over. (Bob Sullivan) – What is the answer, not to love?

  6. Love this XOXO

  7. Amy
    This is so beautiful and so true. The smell the need to see or feel them. On two of my fur babies i clipped some hair and lanamated it and it is still perfect many years later. You know i love what you do and the joy you bring. Think of you often. Ann Essy. Xoxo 🙏🏻❤️

  8. Christina Mccoy

    I know her pain. What a beautiful tribute!!

  9. What a beautiful tribute to Bella and to all our pups who have gone beyond Rainbow Bridge, but whose spirit is with us for all time

  10. Marsha Stutsman

    I so know that pain of loss. Beautiful words. Thank you.

  11. One never knows the pain of losing a beloved pet, We just put our 2nd one down within a year, sisters-litter-mates, inseparable.
    Your words cut deeply and I am sitting here shedding more tears and feel the lonesomeness in my heart. and life.
    I wish my husband could understand my feelings, but his feelings are hurting, too and cannot bring himself to share again with another fur baby., his babies can not be replaced. No, I know, but give another one the chance to love too.
    LOVED I.!!! Thank you

  12. Beautiful, Amy. May be having a little sob here.

  13. Charla Barton

    Your tribute to Bella and beloved animals everywhere was amazing. Having a bull mastiff myself, it made me want to be sure to savor every kiss and hug I have. Thank you for the joy and laughter you bring all of us with your humorous insight into the reality of our lives with the ones we love.

  14. Got me big time. Especially “one day you let me know it was time to go.” Ohhhhh the heartache and tears. Can’t read this without breaking down.

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