Oh I do love meeting up with my wiry pal Horatio when we stop in Edinburgh to change trains.
We had over two hours to spare yesterday, so plenty of time for a good run around Arthur's Seat before heading home to Aberdeen.
There was Horatio, his brother Harris, their 'mum' Amanda, and of course myself and Gail.
It was a warm afternoon, so what better way to end the walk than with a dip in a wee lake near the foot of the hill.
After all, it is important to freshen up before one gets on the train, isn't it?
Especially when one's human has gone to the expense of buying a first class ticket.
PS from Gail: It's amazing what you can do with a two litre bottle of water and some wet wipes...