Not Irene. She didn't see Belle as disabled or less fortunate. Irene told The Dodo that Belle, who's now 15 years old, was "differently abled."
Since 2011, Belle has been living at her forever home in the Netherlands with Irene, her husband and their family of dogs and horses.
There, Belle is able to explore the beaches, and experience a freedom she never could have imagined in the cages of her old home.