Today is our little Belle's birthday she just turned five today! Here is the story of how the Lord brought her into our lives. My husband and I were coming home from work one day and little Belle was crossing a major highway with traffic everywhere. My husband did a quick u-turn and got out of the car squatted in the median and prayed. He said "Come here girl." Belle was running right to him praise the Lord! I got out and was waiting for him to hand her to me so we could get in the car.
You know it always amazes me when people see an animal trying to cross the road and they do nothing to help them, just drive by like it's not their concern. It is a life: it breaths, it has a heartbeat, and it needs to be saved and protected just like a human life.
You could tell Belle had puppies recently but we could not find the puppies and drove around with the windows down hoping she would sniff them out in some neighborhood and react to where they were. We took her to the vet the next day and determined she was 8 months old, had worms, fleas, malnourished and was lactating. We had medicine that killed the worms, we had her fixed and fed her till she fatten up, bathed her and brushed her and gave her TONS of LOVE.
She had never seen a dog toy before and we have a huge basket filled with dog toys. She would sit on my lap and watch her fur sisters play and run and squeak their toys. She didn't know what they were or what to do with them. After a couple of weeks she took a toy and sniffed it, squeaked it, then ran through the house with it. I cried. It broke my heart that she was so deprived of everything just like some children are. She now goes through the basket of toys and takes out several trying to get to the one she wants to play with.
We prayed and asked the Lord to guide us on what to do when we brought her home. We already had three large dogs and no room not to mention our neighborhood association doesn't let us have more than three dogs - not that it would stop me. The Lord put it on our hearts to keep her not foster her because she was a gift from Him. Our 17 year old German Shepherd passed away two weeks later and having little Belle helped fill the loss a little bit. We concentrated on her and helping her which got our minds off of the loss of our Bingo.
(Belle likes to gather her daddy's slippers and sleep with them in her bed, it makes her feel close to him)
Belle is an amazing dog. We don't know where she came from or her past but we have had her for four years now and I must say she is such a huge blessing in our lives. Jesus, thank you for your furry creatures that roam the earth you must have known how much joy they would bring your children.
We love you Belle happy birthday little one!