Although my dream that Bella would give me a tail wag when I returned from my week away did not come true, she is acting pretty much as she did when I left. She doesn't seem to be traumatized in any way by my period away. I know that my pet sitters did make headway with her during the week so that at least one of the two women experienced very close to what I experience with Bella after several days. Bella is able to adjust to new caregivers. She ate, walked, went to the bathroom and otherwise survived. This is good. I was of course hoping for some sort of recognition that I am special to her. If I am, she seems to be keeping that information to herself.
This page is not professional, and has nothing to do with the rest of my website. I'm writing as Bella's mommy, just for fun. Perhaps this blog will be helpful to others working with former puppy mill dogs.