Bella, The Wonder Dog!  Dec. 24, 1998 – Oct. 3, 2014

If you’ve visited La Belle Amie Vineyard before, you’ve probably thrown the ball for Bella…

Bella was not just the vineyard’s mascot, she has been our major attraction since the vineyard opened in 2000.  She was a super friendly,  full-blooded border collie. Because of her color, some would say she was albino. We prefer to call her “pigmentatiously challenged.”

For years she greeted visitors (especially children) with tennis ball in mouth ready to play.   As the years passed, she slowed down (as we all do) and she reached the point where her mind was willing, but her body was too frail to run.  Nonetheless, her eyes always sparkled if a tennis ball was rolled her way and she loved for you to pet her “hello.”

Our sweet Bella passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday October 3, 2014.    She was a wonderful companion and brought joy to so many.  We’re quite sure she is already chasing a field full of tennis balls in her afterlife.

 

Meet Miss March!

Bella was also our little calendar girl. She graced the 2007 calendar of the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.   All proceeds of calendar sales went to this worthwhile organization.

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No flowers on today’s post. Instead I would like to let you in on a little known fact about the vineyard. We have a guard cat! She appeared on our loading dock as a 4 month old scrawny kitten in the middle of a busy day about 7 years ago. When told about the kitten, Michele, our shop manager, couldn’t get back to the dock fast enough. And the rest is history. Michele took her to the vet and named her BUTTERSCOTCH. In the day time, Butterscotch patrols the property for frogs and lizards. At night she is inside the shop keeping a sharp eye out for any feral cats that may come up on the front porch and hisses them away through the windows. We all love Butterscotch, but our customers probably do not know her because she has been practicing “social distancing” before we had to!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Erika Olson Tagliaferro😍

She’s cute! I have a calico named Butterscotch too!

Jessy says she misses butterscotch too...🐕🐈🐕🐈

Miss this little baby as well. She can be a little finicky sometimes, but love her so much.

beautiful cat cant believe we have never seen her!!

I've never seen her! As she looks like she's wearing a mask! How sweet! I'll have to look for her the next time we're there.

Oh, my baby girl! Miss her so much.

Butterscotch is a real beauty! 😻

Sweet kitty...love sharing my lunch break with her

Oh I love and miss my sweet girl!!!! #Butterscotchrules!😻😻

She has her own mask.

Love her, but never have seen her there

Love her coloring.

Beautiful Tortie

I love her!

She is beautiful.

I miss Butterscotch 💗

Butterscotch on top of the pergola!

Butterscotch when she was still small

Where is Butterscotch? She is beautiful!

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