Seamus update: he’s better today, but has hurt his foot somehow. Whether his lacklustre disposition is the result of that is a moot point, but I took him to the vet anyway. For £53, he has had an abcess on his right front paw treated, his temperature taken, his pulse and teeth checked over, his weight recorded, and has been given a jab and a course of tablets. The verdict: apart from his paw, he’s in great shape. Good.