So after the loss of Kez it was becoming apparent that it wasn't just me that was missing the daft antics and company. Bella, being so used to Kez being there and playing with her all day (by playing I mean Bella hanging off Kez's ruff whilst Kez looked quite non plussed), was reverting to chewing and becoming a little clingy.
Obviously she was a little confused to the disappearance of her furry friend (and hot hot water bottle) and was a bit lost so I started the task of finding a new playmate.
After a lot of searching we have a new arrival (currently 3 months old) who we have named Bow or Bowie (short for David Bowie but I told my husband that I point blank refuse to shout this across a field!) He is a Chihuahua, Toy Poodle cross and is another little ball of mischief. Bella has finally settled with him and they have been having some glorious play sessions it's been lovely to see.
The tally with the cat so far stands at Dexter - 5 Bowie - 0 but saying that Dexter is old, unpredictable and to be blunt, a bit of a shit at times so Bow doesn't really stand a chance!
We're on with the toilet training, it's such fun in the morning when simultaneously trying to get my two young children their breakfast, sort my own, feed all the pets pestering me and then turn round and find another sneaky wee squeezed out before I've had chance to pop him outside but I'm getting there.
Although it is impossible to fully fill the Kez shaped hole it has helped and I'm certainly looking forward to having two furry hot water bottles to cuddle up to when the cold winter evenings hit, Kez was just a bit too big to sit on my knee!