Back in December, during some of the busiest times this house has seen, we adopted a shelter dog. He came with the name Tristan (a reference from James Herriot) but we quickly changed it to Basil (more herb than Fawlty Towers).
He was rescued from the Six Nation reserve where he was born a mutt of German Shepherd and something else (the SPCA thinks Rottweiler). His energy level and temperament are great, but the cat would disagree.
At 5 months he still has a lot to learn (mainly to leave the cat alone) and I think he’s going to really enjoy all the time he’ll have in the summer garden.