My friend Bev commented today that it's a while since I posted so for those who have followed me, here's what's been happening.
First of all, a happy ending to the Missing Milly story. Believe it or not, she had taken up residence just down around the corner! A young girl who did not know about microchipping found her and took her in. She did advertise in the Canberra Times but DD Belinda did not see the ad. Finally, Belinda stuck a poster to a box and left it at a set of traffic lights nearby and the girl saw it and realised it was Milly she'd been looking after! She rang Belinda and Dale and within minutes (probably!) there was a happy reunion. The girl was rather sad at having to relinquish Milly and asked whether there was a possibility of getting a dog like her (Cav/Shihtzu/Maltese) but no, there wasn't. Milly herself was an 'accident'.