TD, I"m so very, very sorry that you and your wife have lost Bella. As you probably know, we've got a little chihuahua, shi-tzhu that we named, Pee-Wee, and he's been with us for 13 years this year. He was given to us by an aunt of mine after the previous owners never really took the time to care for him like he should have been - and, against her own rules of "no dogs in the house", Pee-Wee has been the first dog to ever stay in our house (because of his small size) and Mom loves him to bits. I know that our time with him is winding down but I try my damndest not to think about it because I absolutely hate losing a pet (I've lost numerous pets over the years....one person even stole my very first dog and I never have forgiven her for it). My sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers to both you and your wife on the loss of Bella. She's playing at the Rainbow Bridge - but I know that Toto misses her so, condolences to Toto as well.