After a very short while the hole that Paddy & Kitty left in our lives grew too big to live with.
I went down to the RSPCA a few times and found Mr Pip aka Pippy. He'd spent a couple of months in the adoption pens there as he's six, and while a lovely bloke, is not a spectacular dog.
In fact, if these signs posted around our local lake are any guide, he is the generic dog.
This is our Mr Pip.
He has obviously come from a loving home as he is a smart, gentle and trusting dog, used to rides in the car and living with people.
He's still settling in and we are just getting used to each other, so I walk him on a'gentle leader' and am working on a suitable walking style with him.
It's so lovely to have an energetic dog to walk with. We've been on 3, 4 5 km walks most days.
He likes to have a rug outside. He carts it off with him to each new spot in the yard, drops it and sits on it.