Bellas story unfortunately starts with the death of our previous cat to antifreeze poisoning. We were all heartbroken and went to the rescue to look at a cat we'd seen on the website. We saw the cat but she was scared of dd so we were introduced to another cat Bella. It was love at first sight between dd and Bella, there's no other way to say it, we were not leaving without Bella. She came home with us that day and just fit in like she was supposed to be with us. Her and dd would spend ages playing together, if dd was ill Bella would lay with her never leaving her side. Eventually Bella was allowed out and would go visiting other people's houses and as she looked so small everyone would feed her so she got a bit plump. That year she was attacked by dogs and then got a very nasty virus, we were scared we were going to loose her but when she survived we decided to keep her as a house cat. The next year we adopted jess, a kitten and Bella took on the role of her mum. Dd and bellas love and bond continued to grow, Bella would sleep with dd nightclothes while she was at school and look for her at home time.
The time dd was admitted to hospital for a few days Bella was inconsolable and slept in her room and spent the day walking around the house looking for dd.
We eventually added another kitten to our family (Harris) and I swear Bella just rolled her eyes and said not again.
Over the past few years dd has had a rough time, food allergies, early puberty anxiety and then when Bella was diagnosed with her heart problem last year, dd developed alopecia due to stress. Even though we knew how sick Bella was she would still spend every minute with dd, she was our little angel. When dd reached her lowest and said she wanted to die due to everything Bella never left her side, she'd let dd cuddle her whilst crying and never complained about getting wet. For the past year Bella had everything we could to make her comfortable, she had two birthdays, chickmas and even made it to Easter where she was spoilt rotten with lots of chicken and dreamies.
She got to the point where she was struggling to get upstairs but if she managed she'd spend the day on dds bed in a nest dd would make out of her duvet and nighties.
Bella was the most truly amazing cat I even had the pleasure of meeting, her love for dd was amazing and dd returned that love, our lives would have been far poorer if Bella hadn't been in them. She really taught dd about love and doing the right thing no matter how painful. We are all heartbroken but I know in the weeks to come we will look back at our five years with her with love and laughter, I couldn't have asked for a better best friend for dd