And here she is – our Border Terrier, Molly.
Her thick double coat keeps her impervious to the rain, snow and cold winds and her boundless energy means that no walk is ever too long or arduous.
She’s amazingly good-natured and bombproof with children (but woe betide any rodents crossing her path, especially S-Q-U-I-R-R-E-L-S!).
Once indoors, she mutates into a regal beast, searching out heat sources and then sitting imperiously in front of or on top of them, effectively screening them from us mere mortals.
You’ve got to love her!