There have been some lasting changes in behaviour - probably as a result of not having to constantly remind his little brother who was top dog. Now he rarely barks inside the house but has started to make a dickens of a noise whenever anyone comes to the front gate. Not for nothing are they used as guard dogs on Polish farms - the sound of a PON in alert mode must be heard to be believed. Another change is visible on our morning and evening walks . He will suddenly stop and stand stock still, quite immovable, as only 25 kilos of low slung PON can be. For one or two minutes he looks backwards and forwards along the road as if searching for something, or someone. When he's satisfied that there's nothing to be seen he trots off oblivious to the delay. A more worrying change is his lack of appetite for play. There was a time when he used to be up for a game 24/7. Now he seems to be just as content to sit in the hallway and doze. Guess that's the downside to not having the constant stimulus of a little brother.
The concert is tomorrow night so much activity in arranging seats, music stands, programmes. Thankfully, water has been restored to the rickety old farmhouse.