Here's a quick introduction to my new family member.
At the moment, we are in north Wales, with two of his brothers.
Lots of play, eating and sleeping.
My other best mate here, Ellie has really taken to them now.
When they first arrived, she was very wary and nervous. Lots of stressful dribbling like when she is on a car journey. (not a good traveller)
But since I've arrived, and we have all messed around together, she has really calmed down; so much, that her maternal instincts have kicked in, and she watches and plays with them like they were her own puppies. Amazing to watch her with them, since at 2 years old, she is really only a puppy herself.
They are a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a working Border Collie. I'm sure there is some fancy name for them these days, like a Cockercollie or something equally stupid, but in my day they were called mongrels, so a mongrel he is. A lovable one.
I think I'm going to be very busy with him over the next few weeks.