Well done and you made a perfect choice. He's a sweet man who minds and is very domesticated. He doesn't bark much. He is nice to people and animals. His past is a mystery that we will never know. One of my most beloved books of all time is Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits set in Chile. It is a great woman's book with powerful female characters. There is also a mysterious dog with magical powers named Barabbas. Nobody knows where he came from. To this day, I can't read the ending of the book without getting tears in my eyes. The final line in the book is:
"Barabbas came to us by the sea."
Alfred reminds me of Barabbas.
With kindest regards,