And the beautiful grand-dog, Lola the golden retriever. Lola was a very cute puppy, and she has grown into a very beautiful nine month old dog. She is one of those very pale golden dogs - more a blonde, and at times almost white. (Though not when she has been to the beach or the woods because then she is really mainly mud!)
Thanks to the Lovely Fiancée, she is also a very well-behaved creature, so she's a delight to have around.
And what about our cats? How did they cope? Well, Lola lives with six cats so she is used to felines, and she is very sensible and well-behaved around them. She's also (even more sensibly) very respectful to Charlie, recognising that he is the Alpha Cat in the household. This was her third visit to stay overnight and it seems that Charlie has just about come to accept her. No great friendship there, but he'll tolerate her.
So long as everyone accepts that he is the most beautiful creature in the house. Which of course he is.
And Ruby? She's taking a bit longer to come round - but then she's only half the size of Charlie, so Lola must seem very imposing to her. It'll take another couple of visits I think - but she'll get there.
Lola likes cats so much, she'll wait.