I have a house guest!
He arrived yesterday and is staying for another 9 days. So far he has proven himself to be handy with catching runaway toys (even those that don't belong to him), warming me up on the couch, and sleeping solidly. He also likes going for walks along the beach or elsewhere, and is bemused by the vast quantities of snow in my backyard, previously unsullied by any other canine paws. He's not much of a cook, and isn't the best at cleaning up after himself, but otherwise, he's a perfectly decent roomie.