George is Chris' dog
It was never planned that way,
Its just that their personalities dovetail perfectly with each other.
Like Maddie's personality did before him.
Scottish terriers are fiercly loyal, mistrusting of strangers,
aloof, stubbon and love routine.
They prefer to lie next to you rather than on you
and in George's case, they love bedtimes, even though
they have to be lifted from the floor by hand every night at 9pm.
While the Welsh terriers and Bulldog spend most of their time sucking
physical and emotional warmth from me 24/7
George is happy sitting quietly next to Chris each night
No fuss, no emotional romping, and no demands more than
a space amongst the cushions.
the odd tickle around the chops
and the slightly sad realisation that he is firmly last in the pack's pecking order
If GOING GENTLY was ever a feature film,
George would win the oscar for best supporting actor.