Meet Seamus (Sheiling Angelic Ties, Can. HIC)! He's 2 1/2 years old, black and white, and a sweet, kissy little guy. His previous name was Sneakers, but he didn't respond to it -- can you blame him? He appears to like his new name, and it gives him a little Celtic dignity. At least, his new name doesn't sound like a 9-year-old girl named him.
Seamus is settling in fine with the rest of the household. Charlie has had to lay down the alpha-dog law a couple of times to show Seamus his place in the dog pack, and Seamus has mostly accepted this. He still courts trouble occasionally by snapping at Charlie in close quarters, but he's doing well after only one full day here.
Persephone the cat is less than impressed. She's threatened him with her famous right hook on a few occasions, and Seamus has been smart enough to back down before she hands out some free red nose-stripes. Seamus really isn't any more inquisitive about her or aggressive toward her than Charlie is, but she has taken up temporary residence under the couch and has refused to deal with having both dogs in the house. Don't feel too sorry for her, though. Give her a couple of weeks to get used to him, and she'll be running the household again as usual.