I arrived back in Orillia a few minutes ago, and looked in on Valdy (the dachshund) to inform him that he is fast becoming an internet celebrity. He took the news the way he takes most things...he lay there comatose on the armchair. He was totally underwhelmed. I couldn't even get him to open one eye, but I saw his nose twitch, and I detected a pulse, so I know he's still alive.
We need another stranger to visit here, I think. This dog is in danger of becoming a stalagmite or something like that...he's more like a large vegetable than an animal, but he smells a lot worse than most vegetables do.