Biff's sister Milou has been staying with us for the past week. Understandably, David looked nervous as he and Frances handed her over to me in the cafe at La Grande Galerie last Tuesday.
'The thing is, the last time we gave you a dog to look after, you didn't give it back,' he said, referring to Biff.
'Oh don't worry,' I reassured him. 'One dog is definitely enough.'
But Biff - who has been bouncing around with an extra spring in his paws and looking extra-pleased with himself all week - clearly loves the company of other dogs. He absolutely adores Milou and has been showing off non-stop, even pulling her around by her lead, as if he is taking her for a walk.
'He's going to be sad when that white dog leaves,' predicted my neighbour Arnaud.
And sure enough, when David came to collect Milou yesterday, Biff sat in front of the door and tried to block their exit. And so, not for the first time, I'm wondering, should I contact the Phoenix Rescue and get him a little furry pal?