We return to the missing 'finger' – one of the office dogs is an Irish Wolfhound which, as any reader of James Herriot will know, like to eat anything their enormous jaws can grasp and yes you've guessed it Cara had swiped the thimblette from under our noses. Last time she nicked one it involved vets assistance but this time this one has emerged intact – lovely!
And that's not all of the animal antics and disasters. TB was skittled by one of her lurchers, he came dashing up behind her at full tilt, ran into the back of her legs at about knee height and, as if in slow motion, her feet rose to where moments before her shoulders had been and the ground met her back and head with an almighty crack. Resulting in heavy bruising, slight concusion but nothing life threatening.