IN LOVING MEMORY
We honor the dogs who gave us their love, companionship, protection and so many beautiful memories in the field.
LITTLE BITTY BELLE
April 22, 2006 - January 5, 2017
Belle was our pack leader and we loved her very much. She was 10 1/2 years old and still looked like a young dog, very lean and not graying at all. Belle was very
special, she was Jeff's first bird dog and they had a very special bond. Belle was so smart and had an incredible nose and was a beautiful retriever.
Belle had an amazing ability to jump off all fours when she was excited about something, anytime you would say "Belle, Truck" she knew it was time to go somewhere with her Jeff. Belle also went along happily with Adrienne on truck trips and leash walks as well. It always made us happy to see Belle pogo jump high into the air because she was just happy that she was going somewhere with us or that we had returned home to her.
Belle took care of all the pups and along with occasionally dispensing a smack-down when a pup got too boisterous in the house, she would also defend those same pups against any other dog that she thought might hurt them. It was always beautiful to watch as Belle was smart, confident, soft and so pretty and never afraid of anyone or any situation.
Belle was our first English Setter and she set the standard for how we'd like our dogs to evolve in their hunting and training experience. Belle's nose was unbelievable and every time you thought one of the younger ones might outshine her, she would show her years of experience at hunting. She hunted dead and retrieved like no one else.
We love you Belle, we miss you every day and will never forget how you made us so happy. There will never be another one like our Belle.