It's been fun to have another woofie to snuggle with!
By the way, we heard from #1 yesterday evening and it seems she just barely averted total disaster yesterday afternoon. As she was driving back to her nephew's, she stopped at a petrol (gas) station. She opened the door to get out and just then, some crazy lady careened by and hit the door, not even stopping for several metres! She came out saying it was #1's fault (as though getting out of a car to fill up was an unusual activity at that kind of location...). Anyway, the big problem was the driver-side door wouldn't shut anymore. And things were a bit tense around the station, with police everywhere because of the riots. After exchanging the relevant info with the other lady and getting some good advice from her nephew over the phone, #1 attached the front door firmly to the back one using horse leads (always carry horse leads!) and tried a garage nearby to see if they could help. They said no but directed her to another one. And there she met Giuseppe, the miracle-worker! He spent half an hour working on the car, finally getting the door to close (and open again!) so she can drive back to us today. And guess what? He refused to take any money! what a prince!