Tiny little Belle is 13 years old. She is the sweetest little Shi-Chi that loves to follow us around the house. Unfortunately, she somehow herniated a disk in her spine. Some days are worse than others. Sometimes her hind legs loose feeling and they drag behind her. She isn't allowed to jump up on things or jump down off things. We have to carry her up and down stairs. We have a doggy sack to carry her in and a doggy wheelchair. The $4,000 surgery will relieve the herniation and allow her to be free again. If she doesn't get the surgery she will eventually become paralyzed from the waist down. The vet suggests we put her down at that point, out of kindness. We would be devastated if it came to that, and hope to raise the funds in various ways.