And as an aside, this post has been delayed, because at midnight I was on the phone to the vet! Cocoa has been limping this evening, then when I picked him up for a cuddle, found and removed somethng suspiciously like a tick from his ear. Not a good combination - and at midnight of course! Luckily, the emergency vet assures me unless he's been to Queensland or in recent contact with a dog who has been (both highly improbable), it's not a paralysis tick, so I can relax - and not rush out to the vet's and pay a fortune for the privilege! As for the limp; he does it on occasion, and it's likely to be fine by morning meanwhile, he's enjoying extra snuggles as I type!