So, a word about the dog then.
Maisie is a four year old red and white border collie, also known as an ee red or Australian red and white.
She is also a bit crazy. Adorable, but crazy.
Maisie sees dead people - or dead insects, anyway. She stands on the deck at home and at Karra for hours and pounces on figments of her imagination.
One time, I put her in a hat and she seemed to like that too. See? Crazy.
She hates riding in the back of the car and always leaps over into the front. There, she is refused entry and is sent to the back seat again to have a long hard think about herself.
Maisie loves playing fetch more than anything. If it's fetch at the beach, even better. Fetch with DAN at the beach is the best of all. He can throw good, you know.