They take their time and they think carefully, especially about situations that may worry them.
Now Winnie has just spent a pampered week in the company of Norma.
Norma is a talented counsellor, bulldog enthusiast and all round good egg so
Winnie has been loved and petted and allowed to sleep on a marks and spencer duvet covered bed like a fat bitch Diva
She has wanted for nothing, subsequently her reunion with the other dogs seemed rather lacklustre and even though the three members of the pack had been effectively separated for a week, all of the dogs greeted each other and me with all of the excitement of a separation of just an hour or so.
When I was at work last night, she has obviously thought long and hard about it all, and on my return home this morning she greeted me with all of the hysteria of a sad spinster at a Cliff Richard concert.
I fell asleep on the couch and all morning she has hovered over me , looking carefully and seriously into my face for reassurance that I was still alive and not going anywhere.
Every time I sleepily opened my eyes she would lean forward and chomp her mouth in a happy satisfaction that I was home.
I was rather moved that she had finally decided that she had missed me after all.