Friends called on us at the last minute to look after their dog for a couple of days because the kennel had closed earlier than expected and they were off on holiday. Their golden retriever Rocket (not a stranger to this blog - When a dog is not a dog) arrived in the afternoon and has been (so far) a well behaved guest.
Sanjay has had 3 walks this morning in temperatures of 85, 95, and 105. After the third walk, Sanjay stopped asking for walks.
I supposed I should mention how Rocket became Sanjay. Yesterday evening, left to his own devices, he started nosing through the Bhagavad-Gita. This surprised me because I thought he was a Christian dog and would have chosen the King James' or perhaps Gideon's - but no, it was the Bhagavad-Gita. I watched for a while and then called out a few Hindu names.
When I said Sanjay he left the Bhagavad-Gita and came running over. There is no doubt that he is a reincarnation of a Hindu called Sanjay, and so he has been renamed and is far more responsive to this new name.
This leads me to a question. Have you ever left your dog with anyone and when you've come back discovered that it has a new name?