In the hardware store a dog toy. A solitary fluffy sheep. The woman behind the check out counter picks it up and shouts across to her colleague '' How much are the doo-doo's ? ". It costs a princely €4.30.
Sophie and her new friend get along famously. After a cursory examination Bob shows absolutely no interest in it. This may have something to do with the fact that it squeaks. Bob does not appreciate things that squeak.
By the late afternoon the doo-doo has been paraded round the garden and has lost its pristine brilliance. This does not , in any way, deter Sophie's enthusiasm for it. If anything it enhances it.
For once, squeaks excluded, there is peace in the house. The doo-doo, it has to be said, was a good investment.
Sheep Dog + Sheep = Quiet Contentment.