Anyone entering Bella's life now will meet a dog without a mean bone in her body; a soft, pretty girl with deep, expressive eyes, and a reluctance to try new things. Walks remain quite short, but eating and the functioning of the opposite end are just fine. She likes to eat, but still prefers to do it in her room. Aside sniffing out the ever popular easter egg hunt of treats after I am in bed, Bella stays in her/my room when it is up to her.
I have come to the conclusion that this is how it is likely to continue. With great gentleness and care, Bella will make very small advances toward becoming a socialized dog. I believe that the company of another dog, or dogs who are kind to her and accustomed to humans would make a big difference.