Stella my "Pooh"
by Darlin Garces
(Snoqualmie, WA USA)
We love you and miss you Stella!
I met Stella when she was 2 years old in 2005. I had never had a pet, and at the time I did not know how I felt about having a dog in the house. Little did I know how much love,and joy Stella was going to bring me and my daughters. Stella's sudden death on March 29th of congestive heart failure has brought me lots of pain and sorrow; I spent days waking up crying, asking myself how could this happen. Stella was healthy,vibrant, and she was supposed to live until she was 14years old! All of us felt an emptiness and being at home without Stella was not the same.
I had a nickname for Stella, it was "Pooh". It started one day when I, out of the blue, started singing "Stella Pooh, Stella Pooh, my Stella Pooh". Everyone laughed and since then she was my "Pooh". Stella was a nice quiet dog, very loving, and loved to chase after birds. When Stella ran off on us, when her leash was taken off at the time we were going to enter the house, after coming back from being out, we used to say Stella loves to take scenic walks in our neighborhood. It was scary to think that she was lost when we went out to look for her, but we would then laugh when we found her just walking about smelling grass, eating the grass, or just chasing after birds.
I miss my Stella "Pooh" and the joy she brought to my life will always live in my heart. I love you Stella!