However, another dog has appeared on the scene. When my three large dogs go out for their morning run, he is waiting for them. They run and play together.
I've tried to toughen up. I know I shouldn't rescue any more dogs. I have managed to ignore him for two weeks. I didn't feed him, difficult though it was for me, but he wouldn't come anywhere near me anyway.
Last night I spent almost an hour outside the gate coaxing this little lad to come close enough to take some biscuits from my hand. Eventually he did, and then I managed to encourage him into the garden. There was a fair bit of rough and tumble with all the dogs....only to be expected when a newcomer invades their territory. He is still a little wary of the others, but I think he will settle down.
So let me introduce you to Freddie:
|Freddie...the new boy|
And so that the others don't feel left out, here they are, relaxing after their breakfast and morning run.