The second requirement that I have for Bella is that she learn to ride in the car without sheer panic. When I return from my trip, we will work on this challenge.
My third requirement is that Bella learn to accept a bath. Every two weeks would be wonderful, but I will work with every two months. I can't see bringing her to a groomer; she would probably believe she was being tortured! For now, I accept the pee -soiled tail and the dirty white fur at her neck. I have visions of a cuddly, clean bear shaped dog dancing in my head.