Thanks for the ideas. I could try hand feeding, but she won't come close most of the time. Maybe food will entice her? As for odours, I mostly work in a normal office setting, so that should not be an issue. Over Xmas I was home for 2 weeks straight and it made no difference.
Picture coming right up! If I did this right, you should find a baby photo of our Pearl attached.
She just got back from the vet on Fri (just a checkup), and the vet is of the opinion that she is crossed with a whippet, based on her size and shape. I am not sure what that means in terms of temperament.