Charlie has been driving us nuts. Whenever the weather is really cold (tonight it’s -1) he likes to stay up and run around like a crazy boy with Toby. Toby on the other hand would much rather curl up under the blankets like a smart puppy. So Charlie barks at him, continually. Toby is stubborn and doesn’t move a muscle. So we get pissed off hearing him bark, not so much for us but for the neighbours. Charlie doesn’t really bark, only at Toby. Anyway I’d had enough of it tonight and made Charlie a toy. A plastic bottle partly filled with rice. Yep, Charlie is a toddler and you know what, he adores his new toy. Every time he shook it, it caught his attention and kept him amused. Hopefully we’ll have a quiet freezing night.