And the soft toys are a real hit ... the duck is now "dead" having had its insides and squeak removed within a couple of days. The fox still has his irritating noise but since this photograph is minus an arm! Dougal appears to enjoy the play and will fetch over and over until I get tired throwing the increasingly soggy toy.
On a recent day off we took ourselves to Waterford to spend a day with a colleague, former student of Saint Nicholas'. Apart from a short comfort break at Castlebellingham on the way south, and Lusk on the return journey, Dougal alternated between sleeping and watching the traffic. He is a delight to travel with and just sits or lies quietly.