Thursday 11 October 2007: No fear
About two weeks ago, Bella developed an unexplained fear of any inanimate object with a face. If any such thing was presented to her, she'd start looking very concerned, frown, say 'Oooo!' then screw her face up and start flapping her hands in front of her face. This plucked plastic chicken caused particular concern (but not as much as the rat).
She seems to finally be over it - now she just hits things she doesn't like.