And here's what you do when you're a bit settled in and you've had your first bath, it's a beautiful day, and there's a new park to explore.
She's a Maremma, an Italian sheepdog, and we suspect of quite a distinguished bloodline.
Jodie the neurotic kelpie is very, very slowly getting used to the idea of not being the only dog. They're not friends yet, but after a fair bit of resentment and a bit of blood, they've reached some sort of detente.
And yes, with one wife, two girlie dogs, one girlie cat and six hens, the Creative Reinventor is the only boy in a multi-species household of girls.