Now after two days there is a kind of tentative truce between the three dogs. Mainly Veni (changed spelling) has learned to leave Patrick alone. He has settled down somewhat, too, and seems to be learning how things work around here. When I went into the living room to take this picture he was sleeping with the others but sprang to attention as soon as he saw me. He stayed put, though, and lay back down when I left.
Toni came over this morning and met him. She fell in love with him immediately, and loved his name. This helped me to settle down on both counts. On our walk this morning I had an attack of regret and gave some thought to returning him to his former owner. He is so different from all my other dogs. He's almost the perfect example of dogs I have always disliked.....tiny, short-haired, pointy nosed, hyperactive. Well, it is time for me to move on, give up my prejudices and accept him for what he is..which is not Lytton.