Have just been on the phone to Mother, like the good daughter that I am. (You're lucky, she's been without a computer connection for the last fortnight, otherwise there would have been a lot more deleted comments). She's recently acquired a very cute puppy called Teddy*, who has taken exception to her Christmas nativity decorations, and keeps removing Baby Jesus from his crib. A classic case of 'dog in a manger'.
*Her father (my grandfather) was called Teddy. And her mother (my grandmother) was called Dolly. True fact! And they were both only about 5 foot tall. I am of course much taller.