After fighting a spirited but doomed-to-fail delaying action for several years, the two caniphiles in the family finally overcame my defenses on Saturday, and there's a new addition to the household.

He's part Australian Cattle dog, and part unspecified (some think Staffordshire terrier), and he looks remarkably like the picture below.

And today, he's at the vet to get “tutored” (there's an old Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoon where one dog is saying to the other, “Guess What! I get to go to the vet today to be tutored!”)