Ava is doing well. She gets into so many things. She is like a little tornado. I can’t believe one little girl can do as much damage to a house that she can do! It is great to have Ava back. She is now taking speech in our home. It is so nice and we love her teacher. Her vocabulary is slowly growing!
Tuesday was a very sad day in the Helmick household. We had to put our dog to sleep. Belle was the last of our three Bichon Frise’s to pass away. I had gotten Benny our male when I was thirteen. Then when Brian and I got married he came with me SO Brian got an added bonus! A year after that we got Belle. Then a year after that she had two puppies. One named BJ (Benny Junior) and the other was a female but passed away at birth. They were very mellow dogs. They loved children. The girls grew up loving the dogs. Benny was put down about eight years ago due to a skin problem. It at the time was the hardest thing we’d been through. He was like my baby. Belle and BJ were the cutest. They played constantly. BJ always biting at Belle (his mama’s) ears. BJ became very big and was diagnosed with diabetes. We also had to put him down a few years ago. His health deteriorated very quickly. Lately Belle had been going down hill. She was blind and deaf. A year ago or so she too began developing skin sores and it was very hard to heal. We are very sad but are coping. It really is like losing a member of your family.
I put together some old and new pictures of our life with our Blessed Dogs. We will forever miss you Benny, BJ and Belle Girl!