What an absolute DOLL! Our experiences are somewhat parallel. Our last dog was a 3-year old rescued Sheltie who had been a kennel dog. We loved him and he lived a good, long life.
Then one day I met a Hav walking on the beach with her person and was enchanted! I rushed home and got on my computer to learn about this amazing breed.
Two months ago (and two years later) we finally got our Havanese, a retired breeding dog named Ruff. It was love at first sight. My husband, who had to be convinced to get him, declared Ruff to be the PERFECT dog after the first week. I don't think it will be real long until we start looking for a second Havanese....that's how much we adore him.
What joy and love Ruff has brought into our lives! I am so excited for you, just by looking at Bella's sweet face, I'm sure she will do the same.