MEET BELLE

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Belle Pretty in PinkFuture Therapy Dog

Belle is a Labradoodle puppy who is training to be a Therapy Dog. She was donated to Christian Care Senior Living Community, CCSLC, by Sisters Doodles of Burleson.

Belle comes from a long line of therapy dogs and the owners of Sisters Doodles donated her because they understand the importance of her future life with seniors.

Belle will eventually live at Christian Care Senior Living Community-Allen. She visits there frequently and has met many of the residents that call CCSLC -Allen, home.

She lives with Jan, her trainer, and Derick Jungman now until she is ready to reside at the Allen campus full time. In May, when she turns 8 months old, Belle and Jan will train for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. When she passes, the initials “CGC” will follow Belle’s name for the rest of her life.

Belle was named after Belle Reynolds who was the second resident to move into CCSLC’s first campus, Gunter Home of The Aged in Gunter, Texas on March 12, 1948, later known as Hiltop Haven. Belle Reynolds was 68 years old when she moved to Gunter from Oklahoma. She was legally blind and described as “a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.” Belle was quoted as saying “Even blindness has its blessings. I’ve never seen a cloud or a frown.” She had a deep insight into the word of God  She made star placemat doilies by hand and wrote poems. Belle Reynolds was a blessing to many people with her constant optimism and her attentive service to those around her.

Belle, like her namesake is amazing!  Her future is bright as she enjoys her time of service on the Mesquite campus as well as her weekly day long visits to Allen.

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