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Vale Honeybell

Morwell Neighbourhood House Manager Tracie Lund has shared the sad news that our beloved Director of Community Happiness and Wellbeing, Honeybell Lollipop, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Honeybell, the most popular staff member here, touched the lives of thousands of people who passed through our doors. With her ridiculous name and big heart, her impact on the community has been immeasurable.

Our hearts are heavy.

Statement from Tracie Lund

It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that the Morwell Neighbourhood House’s beloved Director of Community Happiness and Wellbeing, Honeybell Lollipop, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Honeybell, the dog with the ridiculous name and the biggest heart, made an undeniable mark on our community.

As the first therapy dog in training at a neighbourhood house, she blazed a trail with her loving presence and big personality. Though she was unable to complete her training due to the challenges of COVID-19 and a severe accident that resulted in a broken leg, Honeybell never let these setbacks diminish her spirit or dedication.

Honeybell was a sassy girl. Lover of chicken and sausage. She enjoyed long walks and adventures. She loved to swim. She was always up for a car ride. Honeybell loved stuffed toys and would greet everyone she met with her ‘gifts’.

The speed hump in the Lund house, she would plant herself in the middle of the floor just to remind us all to slow down.

She could tell time and would promptly bark from 5:30 pm until her dinner appeared. She would let us know her feelings if we were running late with dinner. She would also let us know if she didn’t like what was on the menu.

She instinctively knew when you needed her and would prop herself next to you to ‘be there’ for as long as you needed her.

Honeybell’s ability to brighten everyone’s day was unparalleled. She provided comfort, companionship, love and so many licks, touching the lives of everyone she met.

With great sadness and many tears, we had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to Honeybell far too soon.

We know she understood how deeply she was loved by all of us. There was nothing left unsaid. Our hearts are completely broken.

As John Grogan beautifully said in Marley and Me, “It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.”

On behalf of my family, I extend our deepest gratitude to Traralgon Veterinary Centre for the months of care and professional support while we are utterly heartbroken we are truly grateful to everyone who contributed to Honeybell’s care.

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