Friday, March 8, 2013

See Beautiful Friday

See Beautiful is a once a month Blog Hop,
every 2nd Friday of the month.
Simply create a blog post
that made your day,
week, and/or month …
inspiring you in Seeing Beauty.
Blog Hop inspired by
Our See Beautiful Friday is a focus
on our Sweet Bessie, a foster sister
to the famous James Dean
Bessie, came to their family
after facing "the last days"
Her previous family no
longer wanted her and had turned
her over to the shelter for euthanize.
 She could barely walk
 as her legs and feet
are so deformed and arthritic.
With lots of love, some incredible
veterinary care and a fuller lifestyle
Miss Bessie is moving around on her
little crippled legs with much less pain
and more joy than she has known
for years.  Seeing her sweet spirit
enjoying her last years in more
happiness than she has ever known
is a "See Beautiful" moment
for us 6 days a week.
Those little crooked legs,
that one blue eye,
the chubby little basset body.



  1. Love it when a senior gets a few more years with tender-loving care.

  2. You know I just love her. And she is a beauty of that there is no doubt. Beautiful does not see what the world deeds as yucky, it sees with the heart and I have to say Betsie is a sweet face to look at as well.

  3. this post brought tears to momma and ours eyes. thank you for telling us about Betsie.
    stella rose and mags

  4. She is totally gorgeous and totally beautiful. I bet she gives back twice as much loving as she gets too.

  5. Thank dog there are hoomans out there with a heart and comapssion. It's hard to imagine someone usin' euthanasia to just get "rid" of an animal.
    Miss Bessie, you are BEAUTIFUL. And thank you to James Dean's family for giving her a life.
    Okays, I needs some Kleenex now.


  6. I had to grab a Kleenex. Beautiful!!

  7. Oh what a sweet girl, I'm so glad someone gave her a second chance!!

  8. Very beautiful! Love her multi-colored nails too - some whitish, some grayish, some black. She's a beauty!

  9. A beauty for sure!!! Love her story!

  10. Bessie is beautiful - of course - all my best wishes to her ;o) If I read or hear: "no longer wanted her/him" my heart sinks and I could cry. But I'm glad Bessie is safe now and her life is beautiful ;o)

  11. Oh are BEAUTIFUL and you have a BEAUTIFUL future ahead of you.

  12. Sweet Bessie, so BEAUTIFUL!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. BEAUTIFUL BESSIE.... I don't know Why butt this kinda made us weepie. Sniffle sniffle

  14. Beautiful for sure!! How can anyone be done with their dog?

    Have a great weekend!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

  15. I'm glad to see Miss Bessie is feeling better and being loved as she should.


  16. Oh she's gorgeous! I'm so glad she got a second chance at life and a happy one at that!

  17. How wonderful that Bessie has this second chance and is loved as much as she is.

  18. Bessie is definately a great See Beautiful post! She well deserves it too.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  19. Bessie has a totally fangtastic family! Bless them for helping her.

  20. A beautiful and unique face. We're so glad she met a wonderful family.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  21. Bessie I see beautiful in your gorgeous loving eyes.
    Hugs all around
    Madi and Mom

  22. I would love to post as me (Karen Larsen), but I don't have a Google account and I don't understand what the other options are, so I will remain anonymous. What a beautiful baby Bessie is! Thanks for giving her a wonderful life in her final days. I totally can not understand how someone can dump a loyal member of the family when they get old. Breaks my heart.

  23. What a beautiful girl Bessie is!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  24. Who could ever give up that sweet girl - what a precious face! Your post brought tears to Mom's eyes. We just LOVE her foster family - thank you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. You brought tears to my eyes. The photos are priceless but the amazing act by James Dean's family is even more beautiful.

  26. Bessie is a beautiful girl. We are so happy to hear she has a home where she will have love and a better life.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  27. So cute. Look at those feets
    Benny & Lily

  28. Dearest Allred and Bert,
    Wowzers! We are happy Bessie is A-OK at home and with yous!
    Mommy is having troubles reading and posting she is so sad, Me is so furry sorry we has not been commenting, but me has been reading! Me needs a New secretary!

  29. It's a beautiful story. We are so happy that Bessie is enjoying her life again.



  30. Woof! Woof! That's sooooo sad that her previous family did not like her. Such as sweet face. But a Happy and Beautiful ending. Truly a Sweet. Happy Seeing Beautiful and Golden Thanks for joining the hop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  31. Beautiful makes us a bit leaky.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  32. Mum and I luv your blog, and this one especially strikes a chord. After 'dogsittin' some smaller dogs (I'm 75 lbs and LUV LUV LUVS small dogs) she volunteered to foster a smaller dog. Well, the Poodle Rescue here in Tucson called mum. They had a 14 year old poodle whose pawrents (who'd had her since a puppy) got a divorce and didn't want her. Rescue lady asked mum if she would like April. Mum said yes, even tho she was told that
    April has incontinence problesm. Well, given that I sometime pee in the house, mum said of course she would take April. We have had her about a month now, and I really like her. I let her sleep on my bed and I sleep on the floor. She has also comandeered some of my other stuff, but I like her so much I don't really mind. The Rescue lady provides everything we need for her (and food for me!!) and even arranged to have my two kitty sisters fixed so they no longer go into heat!!!! Boy is it ever quieter now!!!!

    Anyway -- hope you have a good weekend -- mum is off to volunteer at the Festival of Books here in Tucson, so we wont get to see her much this weekend!!!

  33. This is one of the most beautiful posts we have seen. How anyone could decide that they no longer wanted Bessie is beyond us. To share your love with a senior dog and brighten it's days, no matter how many they may be is one of the nest gifts in the world.
    You will be repayed 10 fold for your acts of kindness.

    Hamish & Emma
    Sheila & Bob

  34. The more I hear about James Dean's family, the more my tail wags. What great people to help sweet Bessie out! As it turns out, she is a very lucky dog.

  35. Oh, this is a very beautiful story, Bert! I am so happy that Sweet Bessie is finally having the beautiful life that every pup should.

  36. Miss Bessie is beautiful - on the inside too. You can see her soul in her eyes. God bless her wonderful new family.


  37. What a GREAT post... really... just beautiful, inside and out. :) Bless her family and this precious baby!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,