yes it is difficult at the moment, especially when everyone says don't we miss the keepering life... Allan my hubby says not but I think there is a smidge of yes. I find it hard going beating just as a normal beater with no control, um perhaps thats me being bossy :lol: I also lost my best buddy of a dog this summer so it is worse :( but its a day out in the fresh air and a chance to socialise with others. Can't fault getting paid to go for a wander in the countryside and get soaked to the skin, haha.