Yesterday we lost our beloved family dog Bentley Fitzgerald Kina. I had originally created this image over the weekend as a desktop background, but am sharing it on the blog today because it so beautifully encompasses the life that Bentley lived.
Bentley was a special dog, he had an incredibly rambunctious personality and while he wasn’t very fond of strangers he loved his family with all his might. He did not like strangers, and he really didn’t like men, so when he met Jon for the first time over 10 years ago we were all quite surprised at how taken he was by Jon. They quickly became BFFs and luckily Jon was able to join us and be by his side in his final hour.
Live Beautifully. Dream Passionately. Love Completely. This was Bentley.
He lived a beautiful life filled with many squirrel chase downs and walks around the park.
He dreamed passionately. Bentley was an infamous sleeper. You could always find him blocking the walkway in a deep sleep or sprawled on his back with his legs up in the air.
And he loved completely. He loved my mom, my dad, Carolina me and Jon oh so very much. But, most importantly, Bentley had a beautiful relationship with our desert tortoise Shelley. This relationship is what made Bentley a special creature. Despite being from completely different species, you could always find Bentley by Shelley’s side in the Summer. Whether he was helping her eat her lettuce or waiting for her to come out of hibernation, Bentley loved her with all his heart. I’ve never quite seen anything like it; a dog and tortoise as BFFs.
Bentley we love you and you’ll always be in our hearts. I’m sure you’re up in heaven chasing squirrels and stealing lettuce from all the unsuspecting desert tortoise’s.