The new companion is a rescue dog called Darcy. Darcy was in Edinburgh Cat & Dogs' home for some months. It appears she was a bit too lively for many. She is two years old and has a heart murmur.
Originally she is from Spain and has a penchant for siestas, playing with balls and seeks out sunshine (too bad on that one).
I think she may also be a Barcelona fan as she perks up when Lionel Messi is mentioned.