And along came Sheila.
Short Dog lives, like all good things, must come to and end. Bing and Bong passed within weeks of each other after eight short years, making way for another chapter in life - that of The Sheila Monster.
"Restful" is not the word to describe the first year with a new puppy, and Sheila was no exception. Full of her own ideas, plenty of attitude, and strong will.
That first summer on the boat, demanding attention, toys everywhere, shedding her puppy coat, was it ever going to stop coming off?