We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Belle, our dear and devoted Pet Pal, who passed away on Saturday, April 26th from a toxic reaction to macadamia nuts. Belle, a two and a half year old miniature Australian Shepherd, was a faithful, loving and dedicated volunteer who visited patients with her owner Jody Mills. Belle loved people. Early on, she showed an affinity for family members in emotional crisis and served as an emotional support service dog. She was unusually calm for her breed. The last patient to which Belle was assigned had requested a picture with her. Sadly, that picture was to be taken this week. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Belle and Jody for all the loving care and comfort that they provided to our patients. We will cherish her memory.