An update from trainer Fran:
The dog's bandanna signals to everyone in the village, who would otherwise stop for a chat, that this is a training walk, not a social event, and that a brief nod, rather than a conversation, is all that can be afforded. Clever, no?
PS An update from Hamish:
This new soft bed is much nicer than the hard plastic kitchen bed, thank you. And brown suits His Gingeriness very well.