Stayton Zoo have a new addition, no I have not had a baby, for me that is a road not to be travelled down again. As a household we have gained something infinitely better, a puppy. Today my oldest boy asked me “do you like the puppy better than us”, I answered yes without pausing. He asked me again and got the same answer again. He asked me a third time and advised me to be honest, he got the same answer. I am overwhelmed by how ridiculously cute he is, even if he does piss and shit for Britain. However, ill disposed we feel towards each other, the puppy will be universally liked and is a common focus. There’s only one thing that concerns me, I am already sad that he will grow into a dog. With my boys, I have never mourned their growth and I am enjoying watching them tread the road to independence. With Rocco the puppy it is different.