Some of you may remember that my elderly mother took on a rescue dog (looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a dachshund!) last year. It has been a year of ups and downs with Bella - she is a delightful little dog, very affectionate, full of joy and trickery, quite feisty and greedy and something of a food thief! She used to run away and Mum spent months training her recall and teaching her to walk nicely on a lead, as well as house training her. She is friendly with all dogs she meets, but unfortunately she and Sally (Mum's border collie) never really got along very well. Sally clearly does not like her at all and was becoming increasingly grumpy and sad. Over the new year, my mum fell and broke her wrist. She's ok, but after much discussion she felt she could no longer look after both dogs, and it was agreed it would be best to re-home little Bella while she is still young (she is around two years old). I am happy to report that Bella has gone to her forever home, where she is the only dog and will be much pampered and loved. See attached photo on the couch at her new place! We were a bit sad at the decision, but I really think it is best for everyone. Sally is delighted - back to her normal happy self. And I think Bella is going to be a much-indulged darling.. just what she always wanted!