Two am. The howling starts. Angus pulls the bed covers over his head. Somethings are best ignored. Half an hour later the howling has grown in intensity. Angus wanders downstairs. Bob is letting us know that Sophie has developed a stomach complaint. There has been an alimentary moment . Accidents happen.
We deal with this upset tummy by venturing out into the garden every half an hour. Sophie seems unconcerned. Bob displays big brotherly concern. Later today Sophie will be bathed and taken to the vets by ' the font '. Angus and Bob will be catching up on their sleep.