there was no holding him. He has learned to bash his way through the doggie door, and along the shrubbery inside the fence - and against our legs when he rushes up to say hullo. Either he will break the contraption or we will remove it soon to save ourselves from further injury.
He does look funny when he is eating or drinking or just picking something up. Last night he had a cane toad trapped inside the megaphone. Fortunately neither he nor the toad seemed to know what to do next so Bill was able to pull him away - cane toads are very poisonous and we often had to hose Jack's mouth out because he had a mouthful of the secretion. Hopefully Jock will have some more sense.
We now have puddles and cooler weather - we have had some glorious rain, still showers around this morning, but the forecast is for it to clear today, so no doubt we will be back to the hot weather. I think that is probably preferable to the extreme temperatures in the northern hemishpere.