For the first time, when I put down her breakfast, Bella began eating without looking to see if I had safely turned away and positioned myself in my chair.
Last night, Bella got off her bed and stretched out on the nice, cool cement floor. For the first time, she did not get up and scurry to her bed out of sight when I came into the room and got into bed myself. Later, when I got up for a moment, she did retreat to her bed, but she still gets this as a a first because she was relaxed enough to stay comfortable, even if briefly.
For the first time, Bella let me lead her up the driveway at a trot without pulling to circumnavigate the yard. No more wet shoes for me, and a fun little fast walk for her.
I think she is less scared of me!