My dad, Joe Dwyer, and I are telling my story this week to a Law School Class on “Animal Law”. We are very thankful for this opportunity!
Consider having my dad, Joe Dwyer speak at your event/conference. His “Dog’s View” series inspires people by focusing on my story as well as other dogs like my sister, Shelby. With this presentation, we will continue to keep many animals alive and place them in loving homes!
www.proclaiming-treasures.com – Joe Dwyer www.shelbysgrace.com – Shelby
This is Bella, Pit Bull Terrier. White, like the snow she was running in when I met her. Strong, Energetic. Full of Life. Huge heart. I could go on and on about the amazing qualities she has. She is missing 1 thing.
You see Bella is just 19 months old. She is just a baby. Learning and training and making mistakes.
Several months ago Bella ran out into the road. There was a truck speeding up the residential road. Here in Nutley, we get that a lot. Residential speed limits are 25mph. That is to protect the children and in most cases anything or anyone that enters into the drivers path giving them ample time to stop.
Bella was lucky and not so lucky. You see a truck was coming and hit Bella dragging her for nearly 4 houses. Gianna, Bella’s human sister, told me she chased after the truck yelling stop. The truck stopped and Bella jumped up and ran right into the house. Bella Mom, Marisa, and other family member’s instantly noticed Bella was losing a lot of blood and rushed her to an animal hospital.
Doctors knew Bella needs a blood transfusion. She seems to be really good spirits but was definitely not putting pressure on her left hind leg. To make a long story short and as not to embellish or misstate the facts. Bella had her Leg amputated.
I was so intrigued by Bella’s energy. She runs like she has 4 legs. She played fetch like a dog with 4 legs. She even jumped up on the fence to great a friend of her mom’s, just like a dog with 4 legs could do. But she only has 3.
Some people say I was a miracle. I say miracles are presented in front of us every day. You just have to open your eyes and witness them. Bella is a Miracle. Bella survivied being hit by a car. Bella survived losing so much blood. Bella survived losing a limb.
Bella lives to kiss the people that love her. Bella lives to tell her story. Bella lives and that is a miracle and she will always be one of my heroes.
Bella, it was great to meet you. I hope your mom and sister will read this and comment on it. Maybe share more of your story. More accurately then I could.
I am going to post some more pictures of you as I am just so impressed and in awe of you.
Good morning everyone. I am so excited to let you know that both me and my Dad, Joe Dwyer are receiving an award on March 29. Please check it out at http://www.petsandheroes.com/
This weekend I had 302 friends on Facebook. Today I just broke 350 more. I plan to post my feeds and friends on my site and you are all my “Army of Angels”. Together we will spread the word to adopt a pet or as I like to say add a family member.
Invite someone today to be a follower of the cause.
Quick reminder, some things to look forward to. I was nominated for Hero Dog Award and look forward to getting the voting underway soon.
And on my site coming soon is a tool that will allow you to sign and submit a letter with our message to your state’s Senator.
Keep spreading the word and we will win.
PS. Feel Better Shelby Grace Angel of Mercy. You will be fine I just know it.
When the new year starts ruff, I ask you to keep your head up and fight through it. Tomorrow will be another day. God has his plan and we are a part of it.
I do know from experience that a K-9 friend and companion is an amazing way to deal with the stress of the day to day. Dog’s so often seem care free and we can take a page from their book in our own lives.
If you don’t have a family member that walks on all fours, consider adopting today. A furry friend could help bring the smile to you face you needed to get through a crappy day.
Here is the article describing my nomination “For many people “gas chambers” represent an awful, desensitized form of killing. Many do not realize that such organized killing still occurs today. Each year, millions of animals are euthanized through this brutal process. Rarely has anything breathing survived a gas chamber but in October 2011, this improbable survival story became a reality for Daniel the beagle in an Alabama gas chamber”