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Picture of Belle, a female Bichon Frise

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Daisy Belle; BellyBoo; Mo Belle; munchkin

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

May 7th 2004

Belle likes being with people more than anything.

Her brother biting her tail.

Favorite Toy:
Her favorite toy is her stuffed bears that we call her babies. Her white one is her absolute favorite.

Favorite Food:
Her favorite food is liver treats and chicken jerky.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere as long as we don't put a harness on her.

Best Tricks:
She can sit, down, stay, roll over, say please, play dead, dance, paws up, settle, spin, target, pray, turn on a tap light the Staples Easy Button, leave it, bow, jump through 1 and then 2 hoops among others; all with hand signals.

Arrival Story:
I waited over ten years for a Bichon. I found an ad in the paper that advertised a 10 week Bichon female puppy. I went by just to look, but I was smitten and came home with her the same day. She got the name Belle because she looked to me like the "Belle of the Ball".

Belle is my Medical Alert Dog. As a service dog, she goes with me anytime someone else is not with me. She gets a lot of looks of disbelief that a small fluffy dog could be a service dog. After all, she is not a german shepherd, lab, or golden retriever. Belle is also a pet therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International. She is currently visiting a hospital & nursing home. She enjoys visiting people especially at physical therapy, Congestive Heart Failure Clinic. Cardiac rehab, PCCU and the Skilled Nursing Facility. She knows when someone new walks in that she has not greeted yet. Belle has her AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and her fourthworking title TDIEVA through Therapy Dogs International. Belle's latest achievement was when she and her humom received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2008 through the hospital where they volunteer each week. We recently added a blog with more information about us.

Forums Motto:
Belle - The Belle of the Ball

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September 16th 2005 More than 11 years!

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I work for my affection but it isn't really work.

Volunteer of the Year

May 14th 2008 2:37 pm
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Belle and her humom are the St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, OK Volunteers of the Year for 2008. We got lots of gifts and even a really neat photo that will hang in the lobby of the hospital for the next year. When next year's volunteer of the year is selected, we get to keep the photo for our own.


Working Titles

March 30th 2008 10:18 am
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Daisy Belle or Belle (her call name) has received her AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and the highest Therapy Dogs International active working title, TDIG. Her brother, Obie is also a therapy dog with TDI, has earned the highest TDI working title TDIG. Both Belle and Obie went for regular visits to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and Enid Senior Care 6 and 3 years respectively. Since we have moved to a new town, we are establishing ourselves in the therapy dog world here. We have visited a preschool and library as I am trying to change over to the reading dog program. They love to visit knowing they will get to see many of the same people week after week. Occasionally we visit civic organizations or other facilities. Belle is the most outgoing and remembers you once she has met you before. Obie is more laid back and waits for the world to come to him.

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