Still not back to normal after visit to Svitzerland/visit from mother, but I couldn't not post about this creature:
She is absolutely as cute as that photo suggests. She came from a nearby farmer, here's her mother, vaguely Collie/Huskyish (couldn't get a clear story on the father, except that he was "bigger"). Her names so far have been Sybil (as a partner for Basil), Sascha (we keep returning to that), Sally, Shelley (!), Spot. At the moment "TC" would be an appropriate name for her (short for TCP/IP).
Speaking of which, the other other animals have been less than impressed with both our trip away and the newcomer. The other night I thought I'd have a little twang on the guitar, it's going through a mixer, when I switched that on I got very loud electronic fssssh. On a hunch I sniffed the mixer. Cat pee. Fun job to fix, ended up squirting soapy water down the slider tracks. Still not perfect but at least usable again.@en