Everything a girl named Bella needed for her life to change for the better was a new dog. But George is unlike other dogs out there. He’s a service dog who fills Bella’s days with joy and laughter and helps her regain her independence back.
Namely, Bella was diagnosed with Morquio syndrome, a rare metabolic disorder in which the body cannot process certain types of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans. As a result, it leads to abnormal curvature of the spine, short neck, knock knees, and hip problems. In Bella’s case, her parents were told that their daughter would eventually need a wheelchair and won’t be able to move on her own.
When the family welcomed George in their lives, who’s giant by the way, he helped Bella walk by providing assistance.
A harness with the words “service dog” and “do not pet” is fastened on his back so that people know he isn’t just a pet.
He and Bella are now inseparable and he never leaves her side.
“Bella attended school for only half a day before leaving to play at the home of her buddy Hunter. Because he gets to nap on the couch while Bella plays, George loves going over there,” her parents wrote.
“Then, tonight, we went to the cinema with some friends and, you guessed it, watched Star Wars Rogue One once more. This time in 3D at the IMAX. The 3D version was quite impressive. Then, after getting some ice cream, we went home and went to bed. A fun-filled day. Bella and George are now traveling,” they added, describing an ordinary day in the lives of these two best friends.
As a thank you for his loyalty and his dedication, Bella wanted to give Gorge something in return. She and her mom and dad then came up with the idea to contact BarkPost, a well-known website that hosts events referred to as “Dog’s Best Days” and give George a day to remember.
Among the rest, the two friends got to share a hamburger together and got to walk on snow, something George enjoys. They did a bunch of fun things together and had a lovely day.
Thanks to George, Bella doesn’t need a wheelchair and enjoys the independence her service dog provides to her. “George is joyful and he’s always happy, and he’s always there to cheer you up. He is my best friend,” Bella says of her best pal.
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