If you’re a Facebook friend you’ll know that for most of last year our longdog Ted spent hours down in the shed with me, until he died in early December. Yesterday Sarah and I adopted his successor, a beautiful Saluki cross called Douglas. It will be a while before he’s spending shed time with me as we are slowly getting him used to being indoors. He’s probably never lived in a house, despite being around three years old, and pretty much everything is a new sound or smell for him to process. His first 24 hours with us have been very encouraging, but it’s going to be a long process. Hopefully he’ll be down here hogging the spray booth like Ted did very soon. Here he is helping with a bit of Lego, and generally making himself at home.