There are days when a picture speaks a thousand words.
Canine extraordinatore, Macaulay Shrewsday, has been a solo dog for some eight years now.
We always promised that when he was seven, we would get a younger dog to put a spring in his step.
The perfect dog turned up, though a little late; Freddie, a black retriever cross from Tipperary, has just joined the household, during Mac’s ninth year. And many of our regular readers are on tenterhooks, to see how Freddie and Macaulay are faring.
Macaulay is not thrilled. He liked being an only dog, though he was getting a little old before his time. Now he must share,and that comes hard to a small terrier set in his ways.
But when you see them both in the forest, Macaulay is young again. Each day is a romp, and there’s some challenge and colour to life.
And here are some of the pictures to prove it.