So Basil was bobbing along quite nicely with his little life, until this happened:
And Basil was like, WTF is that doing in my house?
This gorgeous little lady is Skye, she belongs to my youngest brother-in-law. We were lucky enough to be baby-sitting her this weekend. It's been a little exhausting, but she's an absolute treasure:
Basil didn't react quite as badly as I thought he might (i.e. no-one was hospitalised), but you can see he was profoundly unimpressed by the canine invasion: