Prayers & Love for My Bella

My baby Bella is sick. Will you send love to her?

My twelve and a half year old baby, Bella is sick and we’re asking for your prayers. She’s been back and forth with the vet over the past couple days and she’s miserable. A few days ago, she got into the trash and ate over a pound of pasta and meatballs (yes, she is a Lab through and through). The next day she got into the trash again and ate more pasta and meatballs as well as corn cobs. My husband and I have spent hours helping her throw up and sitting with her during the night as she has been in pain. She’s just plain uncomfortable. Bella is suffering from pancreatitis and it is looks like she has an intestinal blockage as well. We find out in a few hours if she’ll be getting surgery today.

On the bright side, I absolutely ADORE my vet and everyone at her office and have every confidence that Bella is being cared for completely and wholly. Still, it would be great to receive any additional assistance. So, I’m asking you all if you please send Bella your loving thoughts and energy. Many of you have met Bella in spirit before as I often use her in my various classes – so connecting with her in this way won’t even be a big stretch!

I promise to update everyone as I find out more – and I’d very much love if you could include her in your thoughts to help her feel comfortable as she goes through this process.

-In Love & Light,


Update on Bella 9/1/2012

Hi Everyone,

Bella is back!

I wanted to let you know that Bella is home, safe and surgery-less. The corn cob moved during the night and at her last x-ray showed that it was ready to leave. She’s actually in wonderful spirits and is, as per usual, hunting around the kitchen and anywhere else she can which (although annoying) is a great thing. She’s on medication for the pancreatitis and she’s still eating a weird canned diet for the next few days until everything calms down – but her recovery has been remarkable. I can’t thank you all enough for you love and kindness and thoughts and prayers and energy and everything else. In all, more than 500 people responded to assist Bella (and those are only the ones who responded via email, twitter, Facebook and comments on my website) and that’s not even counting those who helped but didn’t write to me! Thank you so much to everyone! I wanted to show you how well she is doing so my son and I took her outside in front of the house and he just took this picture of us. You can still see where the IVs were – but you can also see how content she is. Thank you again everyone!

82 replies
  1. Mary Glimpse
    Mary Glimpse says:

    So glad Bella is doing better! I’ve been so busy with work, I didn’t know about all this till after the fact but I will still send her Reiki energy. I lost my dog, a mixed Lab, Geebs, a year ago in April. That was so hard. I did Reiki on him and was hoping that would heal him. He had bone cancer in his left hip and it spread to a quarter size lump in his lung. I so want to learn all I can about healing animals as I’m a Massage Therapist and do energy work as well as massage on people but I want to help animals as well. I’ve since learned about Young Living Essential Oils and although I haven’t gotten a new dog yet, when I do, if they get injured or anything, I will use the YL essential oils on them to help them heal. These oils are so awesome. I’ve used peppermint oil in my niece’s lab dog’s water in the summer cause it can cool them from the inside out so they don’t get overheated in the heat of summer. It only takes a drop in their water bowl. These oils are 100% pure and therapeutic grade.

  2. Karen
    Karen says:


    First and foremost, I am glad Bella is back to her old self.

    I am betwixt and between about making my comment. On one hand, I feel I have a responsibility to share what I know if it may help another but on the other hand, I am opposed to planting a seed in another’s garden. I am obviously going with the former.

    I talked to you a number of years ago about my Bichon, Henry. He is a bit of a weird duck. You told me what I already knew but hoped I was wrong…we are mirrors for each other and I had some work to do. 🙂

    Back to the point of this message. For a while, Henry’s vet thought he weighed too much…he did…and wanted to treat him with Slentrol. I was not too keen on the idea but did it anyway. Although he lost weight, the side effects he experienced were not worth it so I stopped. I decided I’d rather he die pudgy and happy than slim and miserble. This is the background.

    I took my daughter’s Bichon to another vet for acupuncture. Where one goes the other goes, so Henry was with me. During Sophie’s second acupuncture treatment, I asked the vet about Henry’s eliminatory routine…to be more specific…how can such a little guy’s poops be the size of elephant droppings? I asked thinking I was going to be given a prescription diet. Wrong. First, she said it is because he eats it so fast…inhales it, to be accurate…and it does not have time to truly digest. She recommended I put a lot of water in his food to slow him down and either put big marbles in it or get a dog dish with built in bumps. I did and it did. Stay tuned…still not to the point. 🙂

    During Sophie’s next appointment, I told her elephant poops are no longer but he has mastered semi-inhaling his food from a bumpy dish. When he is not trolling or begging for food or trying to steal Sophie’s treat when they get one, he pees a lot. He does not raid the garbage, only because he can’t get to it. He is all business when I replace the bag though. She said it sounded like he could have Cushing’s Disease and a simple blood test would tell if further testing is warranted. His liver enzymes were elevated enough to warrant further testing. His further test results were on the low end of the positive scale.

    After reading about the traditonal treatment for Cushing’s, and knowing how few of the Cushing’s traits he exhibits, I elected for a three part holistic approach. He has routine acupuncture treatments, eats a grain free diet and gets an herbal formula twice a day. Henry will never be cured but he is being managed quite nicely.

    I mention this to you only because the vet said that most of the Cushing’s dogs she treats were first brought in because of the eating/garbage issue. She said a lot of vets do not think to look for it in relatively young dogs because it is considered to be more of a geriatric disease. However, for whatever reason, it is beginning to be seen in dogs as young as two.

    I asked if a dog could be born with it because Henry has always liked his food and a lot of it. ***This part is purely conjecture on her part*** Her acupuncture professor has an unproven theory that dogs are getting it earlier and earlier because of the predominance of grains in dry food. Dry food is the choice du jour these days because of the cost and ease in feeding before or after work. Henry’s grain free diet is in the hope of slowing the progress, should his theory have any merit.

    I do not like causing concern where none is warranted. However, by not telling you of my experience with a seemingly benign doggie lunchmouth, I deprive you of information I hope is unnecessary but available should circumstances change.

    Sorry about the length. I seem to write novelettes. My daughter and I are attending the October 13 event in Sacramento and are very much looking forward to it.

    I wish Bella garbage-free longevity.


  3. Heather
    Heather says:

    Been reading John Holland’s newsletter, where he mentioned your name, so came to have a look. I have two beautiful spaniels myself, and know the worry you must have had over Bella, and it’s great her story has a happy ending. I’m sending you oceans of healing, even though she is on the mend.
    Love, light and blessings to you all

  4. elena
    elena says:

    I was wondering how is Bella doing after a couple of weeks from that episode, and.. she came happy to lick my face 😀 Hope her recover is complete now. Wishing you all a great colorful Autumn!

  5. Linda
    Linda says:

    That is wonderful news! I know Bella must be very touched by the love and healing energy that was being (and still is) sent out to her and her loving family, as we were all honored to be able to assist you all. It’s such a great testimony of what the power of love can do! Her healing has blessed us all. Thank you for reaching out to us for help. For all that you do for us, it is the least we could do.

    Blessings and much luv and hugs to you all!

  6. Keth Luke & DrLight2
    Keth Luke & DrLight2 says:

    Aloha, Have been including Bella in our Healing Sessions. Ee do Animal & People Remote Healing. Blessings Keth & DrLight2

  7. suzanne trunck
    suzanne trunck says:

    YAY!! And what a beautiful picture of the two of you! Thank Heaven she is back home and so recovered already…… I am so happy and grateful! And still sending love and healing for the rest of her recovery to be swift and full…… hugs to you both…..

  8. elena
    elena says:

    (after the update, and the joy for it, it came also this: given the amount of kindred and loving people who responded to this call, why don’t you open a space on your website where who has a sick animal and –like you today– feels that some extra Love would be of help can post asking for it, Danielle? :))

  9. Linda
    Linda says:

    Glad to hear Bella is doing so much better. Will keep her in my prayers.
    Lots of good energy coming her way. I just love the picture of the two of you. She is a special girl. Thank you for sharing.

  10. jani
    jani says:

    so glad to hear that bella is home and did not have to go through the surgery. read your newsletter on the way home from teaching a class and started opening up for energy for her as i drove. will open up for more after dinner tonight. wishing a speedy and complete recovery!

  11. Michele Domingo
    Michele Domingo says:

    Yayyyyy!!! I was just reading a link today from Laila (my dog’s) trainer from California. He was talking about the hazards of corn on the cob and dogs. I will go back and send it to you. So happy to hear the good news, great picture!!!

  12. Shirley Carolan
    Shirley Carolan says:

    My heart, prayers, energy and white light go out to Bella and you in this medical stress and ordeal! I don’t know what I’d do without my cockapoodle, Teddybear! He sends his love too!

    Shirley Carolan

  13. Sandra
    Sandra says:

    Sending Love, Light and Reiki to Bella and her family. May she be surrounded by healing light and the healing presence of AA Raphael ♥ Thank you Universe for restoring Bella to perfect health.


  14. Adrienne
    Adrienne says:

    upon reading this, my eyes teared up. i have lived my life with furbabies…right now there are 4….each and everyone with their own wonderful loving personalities. i am so sorry, & will try to send out healing lights of love. of course, the blockage would be the corn cob,but on the lighter side, how bad was your sauce that there was so much tossed in the garbage? (sorry, thats my italian humor). please be sure to let us know how she is doing. thanks.

  15. Gina DeRose
    Gina DeRose says:

    Hello! About your Furbaby: my Leah (lab) had a burst spleen a few years back and rushed for emergency surgery, and she made it. I prayed all night long, telling her in my mind “please don’t leave me now, you can’t leave me!” (my grandmother just passed a few months earlier and I couldnt lose her at that time) I think she heard me and was ok, after a weekend of blood transfusions, surgery and ALOT of prayers! They help~ and I will pray for her. Its never a good time to say good bye…so I know what you feel

    My Leah (black Lab) passed May 29th was almost 14. This time Bone cancer, there was nothing I could do but I tried..She and I did everything together and your videos on dogs passing really helped me. I signed up for the sept telecourses, cant wait. I miss her so much, and get little signs all the time that she is around, trying to be ok with that for now. I want to make an appt with you if I can get in sooner than the october date suggested. Blessings!!

  16. suzanne trunck
    suzanne trunck says:

    I will be sending love and light and healing to dear Bella….. she is an angel and you are so deeply connected…. I will pray for her comfort, love and healing all throughout the day….. and just continue….. and i send my love, and healing prayers for your whole family….. love, Suzanne

  17. Kristin Ann
    Kristin Ann says:

    Sending pink light, healing and love to your Bella. My she regain her happiness and health after surgery.

    Much Love,

    Kristin Ann~

  18. Mona
    Mona says:

    My thoughts & prayers go out to Bella & those that love her. Our beloved chocolate lab ( Maverick) inhaled a corn husk (as well as many other items) years back. We were blessed with our michevious Maverick for many years after.

    Please keep us posted.

  19. yvonne
    yvonne says:

    Hi Danielle

    I just heard about Bella getting surgery you and Bella are in good hands and she will be fine. She is your angel. I know what you are going through. Think good things and you know all the love is with you and Bella.
    Bella get well soon.


  20. Charlene
    Charlene says:

    ohhhh….I’m so sorry this has happened to Bella. I love labs because of their sensitivity. I’ll be thinking of her today…I know how painfull blockages are, for I have had my share! Sending you, your family and BELLA my love, prayers and comfort.

  21. Pam
    Pam says:

    Bella has my loving prayers for a comfortable recovery. I’ve sent the same to you and your family Danielle.

    (The little story about her bringing you a toy really brought a tear to my eye.)

    Love to you all.

  22. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:


    Sending Bella lots of Healing Love & Light and my friend at Spirit Animal Massage & Reiki is sending her Reiki. Sending you Healing Love & Light too!

  23. Robin Peckover
    Robin Peckover says:

    Dear Danielle,
    It sounds like Bella is in good hands. My best advice is to make sure that you give her probiotics to furnish her intestines with friendly bacteria to help with her digestion and reinstate the balance of flora. A tablespoon of yoghurt or kefir (from a health food store) will do the trick. The products from regular supermarkets don’t have enough of the beneficial bacteria. You can also give probiotic supplements in powder or liquid form (the same dose as you would take). This will also be necessary to counter the adverse effects of an aesthesia and the antibiotics which she will be given if she has an operation. Best of luck. A great book to have on hand is “Natural Dog” by Deva Khalsa, DVM.

  24. Karol
    Karol says:

    Hi Danielle,
    Sorry to here about your doggy being ill. I am a homeopath, and can suggest a couple of things that might help. Arnica Montana 30ch granules a few after the surgery will help her heal and help the body recover from the shock of surgery. For the other digestive issues, there are drainage remedies that can help clean and restore the balance for the digestion. It would be best to seek out a homeopath in your area for help and to purchase the remedies there. It’s just a suggestion as many people don’t think of using natural remedies for their animals. My dog had a recent bout with a blood bacteria and was seriously ill, I know that the natural remedies help save her, she is still taking them now. Hope you see your Bella well soon.
    With love and light

  25. Chris Aguilar
    Chris Aguilar says:

    Sending your beloved Bella all the love in the world. I will have her in my thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord watch over her and may he place his healing hands on her.

  26. Sr. Bette-Jean Coderre
    Sr. Bette-Jean Coderre says:

    Dear Danielle,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Bella being sick and needing an operation. I have asked my beloved Teddy to send Reiki from the other side to Bella.

  27. Nadine Sexton
    Nadine Sexton says:

    I am also asking Archangel Raphael, the healer of people and animals, to send his emerald green light to surround Bella.

  28. Nadine Sexton
    Nadine Sexton says:

    Hi Danielle,

    My dog is also named Bella…a very white Maltese. I am sending so much love to your Bella. I am so sorry that she’s in this distress and that you have to go through this, emotionally and financially.

    My soulful thoughts and prayers and love are with Bella and you (your family),
    Nadine Sexton

  29. Jenifer
    Jenifer says:

    Sending lots of love to Bella, sweet baby. And to you and your family. I see Bella healing very quickly and finding comfort now.

  30. Margot from France
    Margot from France says:

    Hello Danielle, I’ve just done some énergie and spirituel work. Ending with opening a “Coning” were the work continues with the “Devas of nature”. Bella and “Vet” will be helpen so that everything go’s fine. Bellas emotionnel will also be calmed.
    Sending you love and peace,
    Margot from France

  31. aparna
    aparna says:

    i would really appreciate it if you can throw some light on the symptoms and causes of pancreatities…ma’am its really important ..i lost my ceasar last year…. my vet never told us why and how… and to this day i never stopped grieving for him i am sorry for talking about ceasar now…i hope bella recover soon

  32. aparna
    aparna says:

    i am not a healer .. Idont know anything about healing but all i can do is sincerly pray for thoughts are with her…hope god gives her strength to go through the operation…be brave bella for all the ppl who love and cherish you..GOD bless you!..
    A Prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi, for Sick Animals……………………….”””Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have. restore it to health and strength.Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures..and to vets who are trying to help her regain her health..i pray wisdom and strength!!!amen

  33. Jen
    Jen says:

    Using the techniques learned in the class with you at Lily Dale last week, I was able to reconnect with Bella and add my healing energy to all of the energy already around her. (She was glowing with green light!!)

  34. Mary Helen Schmidt
    Mary Helen Schmidt says:

    Now I’ve had a chance to send along some healing energy to Bella and all who are in her care- her surgeon, the person running anesthesia, the surgery room itself. All feeling wonderful and in their perfect place. All highest good vibration.

  35. Elaine Read-Cole
    Elaine Read-Cole says:

    May the angels be by your side and Bellas as you go through this trying time. May she be wrapped in healing green energy as you wrap yourself in a blanket of pink comforting energy and light. May all be well, and so it is.

  36. Nishaan Sandhu
    Nishaan Sandhu says:

    Sending courageous, gentle and calming energy to Bella for a successful surgery and graceful recovery. Love, light and angel hugs to you, your family and your friends who stayed with Bella.

  37. Mary Helen Schmidt
    Mary Helen Schmidt says:

    After looking at her picture and reading your story I received some info from her. I’m sorry, as I didn’t ask your permission or hers. I didn’t mean to go there it just happens that way sometimes. Would you want me to send that along to you?

  38. Joan Davenport
    Joan Davenport says:

    What a beautiful soul Bella is and I have asked my helper angels and also Archangel Raphael (the healer angel) to be with Bella and comfort and protect and heal her and also guide the hands of the veterinarian who will operate on her. I pray for a speedy recovery for Bella. I am also asking for the angels to comfort you so you can be calm with Bella.
    Please keep us all up to date.
    Blessings to you both………….

  39. Dixie
    Dixie says:

    I’m wrapping Bella in green healing light and sending some calming, peaceful energy to both her and you. I hope all goes well with her today.

  40. Katie Carlone
    Katie Carlone says:

    Dear Bella, you are precious to us and to the world. What love shines in your eyes and in your heart! We are sorry for your discomfort right now, and know that you will partner with the Divine today and always, returning to perfect health and wholeness. We need you with us for a long time to come! Keep up the good fight and know that your parents, your medical team, your angels and Loving Creator are by your side, working with you to create exuberant well-being once again. Love from one of your many many fans.

  41. Michele Domingo
    Michele Domingo says:

    Awww, how can anyone resist those big brown eyes? Sending extra special healing energy this morning. This is our EARLY morning here in CO as I’m reading this so, after my coffee, I’ll be able to even send a little more on top of that with a bit of a caffeine zing (:


  42. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I also have a Bella who loves her food! If she was able I think she would be on stand by, holding a sign that reads “Will work for food!” I have experienced a similar situation with her. I feel pups like these are gifted with extra special digestive systems. They seem to recover from this kind of stuff easier than other dogs. More enzymes or something. She didn’t have surgery, but she recovered pretty quickly. When she got ill, I realized just how much I loved her. It’s a lesson she helped me learn. Bella and I send hugs and healing energy to surround her now and be with her until she has fully recovered.

  43. Iratxe
    Iratxe says:

    Bella maitia,

    Bakiotik maitasuna bidaltzen dotzugu nik eta nere familia osoa, laister osasuntzu eta pozik Daniellegaz berriz ibili zaitezen.

    Infinnitive love for you Bella,

  44. Caroline
    Caroline says:

    Oh Dear.

    Venting: I wanna smack behind the head however left the garbage open.

    I see you and Bella surrounded by huge cotton balls !? As if to muffle the outside, to protect.

    Also a reminder to breathe and mostly to exhale; looooooooong exhale….

    Avec amour

  45. Ulrich Ebert
    Ulrich Ebert says:

    I get very sad when I see that look, these loyal dogs soul. I hope she gets well. My Henry had so help-seeking eyes but I could not help him. I hope more so for Bella greetings

    • admin
      admin says:

      Ulrich-If you’re feeling sad when you see that picture, Bella has done her job! I took that photo one day when she didn’t want me to work anymore so she nosed her head into my lap and handed me her teddy bear.

      Thank you for your kind thoughts for Bella as well.


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