Let me introduce you to a special member of the family. Meet Basil. he's the long suffering brother of Sybil (you'll meet her another time). Basil is what I'd call a medium sized dog, he's almost 11 years old and does very little during the day, his favourite past time is sleeping. However the one time he is alert is when he hears his biscuit barrel being opened or when Ray changes to go for a run.