Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rest In Peace, lIttle Bella

Tarra & Bella
Remember Tarra and Bella, the elephant and dog who were inseparable friends? Bella was the flamboyant little stray who showed up at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee about eight years ago and she and Tarra, the Sanctuary's founding elephant, quickly became completely devoted to one another. Last Wednesday, as Sanctuary residents often do, Tarra and Bella spent the night in the hills. The caregivers at the Sanctuary believe that Bella must have briefly wandered away from Tarra's side and was attacked by coyotes. Of course Tarra rushed to her rescue and drove them off but, sadly, Bella died anyway. I don't hold it against the coyotes. They have to eat too but Bella, sweet sweet Bella, I mourn for her and Tarra and the purity of the love they shared.

The following day, caregivers noticed Bella was missing, she's always near Tarra so, fearing trouble, launched a search for her. They found the little dog's body by the Asian elephant barn Tarra and Bella share with a few other elephants. During the night Tarra had carried her friend home.


Happy days


More Tarra and Bella videos here.

12 comments:

Roy said...

Reading this is somehow a fitting end to the day I've had.

asha said...

Yikes!!! :(((( Well, here's to a Happy Halloween.

Roy said...

Well, thanks. I didn't mean it quite like that, though. :) More like, well, long story.

Roy said...

Word Verification: scullyia

bwa ha ha ha ha h a

asha said...

So.... long story..... alright. I'm waiting. You can't just say "long story" then just bwa ha ha ha ha h a. Only jack-o-lanterns get to do shit like that.

Anyway, glad to here it wasn't a "bad" day. Was it?

Roy said...

Oops, I just sent you an email and then saw this. But not too bad, nor, thankfully, typical.

asha said...

You still owe me a story.

Paula said...

I love elephants.

gekko said...

deep, deep sorrow.

asha said...

:(((((

Bob said...

It's so sad. Beautiful story though. But so so sad when a loved pet is gone.

asha said...

Bob, yes. Sweet, beautiful and so so sad. Lucky for us all love wins.