it's some wildly inferior breed called a 'teckel' (whatever that is). she says we are related, but i doubt it. it's some weird colour called 'wild boar', for a start and dinmonts only come in the proper shades of 'pepper' and 'mustard'. it also has an odd celtic name--cloghaneely kerridwen--or something equally unpronounceable. sophy is what we call it round here--or they do. i just call it that blasted puppy, and bite it to teach it manners. i'll be writing more about my trials and tribulations with chewed tails and stolen breakfasts. meanwhile, it has stopped snoring, so i'm off to catch 40 winks before it starts up again. it's a hard life being a grandfather figure.