Two years after losing our much-loved lurcher, we succumbed and decided to have another dog. We liked sighthounds and big poodles. Somehow we ended up with one of each. Llŷr is a silken windhound, Brân is a standard poodle pup. It’s meant parting with the Smart ForTwo we used to tow. A sighthound would fit in the back but not two quite large dogs. So we sold the car, selling the trailler next. We bought an Aygo to replace it. We’re hoping to take them to Provence for a month this summer. The costs of rabies injections and blood tests are mounting.