You know how there are some people you may go years without seeing but when you do it is just like yesterday? Within minutes, perhaps seconds, the same old banter, the same old comfortable conversation is back. You remember why you liked them and wonder why you left it so long.
The arrival of The Fed back to our home is always like that. Fed has been coming here since he was a pup and Rumple was only one. Winkle has known Fed her whole life but has spent only a fraction of the time with her beagle cousin as Rumple. But if there's one thing you can be sure of about Winkle it's that she's a very accommodating little lady, quite happy to share the love. She's certainly not neglecting her prime motivation for living - annoying Rumple - but she's making sure Fed feels right at home too. The three of them get on like a house on fire.
I'm not saying for a second Feddy doesn't miss his family - of course he does - but if work keeps them apart here is the place he'd most prefer to be.