And I remembered the first day I brought Bella home. All she had ever known was the side of the highway and a dark farm barn in her first 4 months of life. When we brought her home she just hid under the first table she found and froze....wouldnt move the poor little thing. I tried taking her out to wee and she just crawled under my car and again, just cowered, completely still. She was so thin, when I bathed her all you could see was a very very swollen tummy (from worms), but you could see her ribs, count the veretbrae on her spine, and her hip bones were protruding. Nevertheless, she wass till absolutely gorgeous and unbelievably cute. Then Bella finally became happy at home, but walks were a nightmare - it would take 10 minutes just to get to the bottom of the road. I can't believe it's the same dog!