I am grateful to my scrum master (also with small children) for introducing me to Lord Fingal and insisting that he become my avatar for a variety of professional online purposes.
The conundrum is whether Lord Fingal is a Skye Terrier as he lives in Skye Castle? Internet research says "yes and no". Lord Fingal is, to be precise, a Scottish Terrier (Scottie or Aberdeen Terrier), but historically Scotties and other Highland terriers were grouped as "Skye Terriers". Fascinatingly, the Skye Terrier proper is almost extinct, despite the most famous non-fictional dog in the world, Greyfriars Bobby, being of this breed.
Fingal is voiced by Alexander Armstrong in the style of Billy Connolly, and you will have to decide if there is any resemblance between Lord Fingal and myself. :-) However, before my Mum passed away, and as I was fussing around in her hospital room and sorting things out, she looked at me and I could see she was thinking deeply. "You are like a little Jack Russell terrier." she remarked wisely. It was a time in our lives when we spoke the great truths. I was inwardly pleased as I like to think I have the persistence and activity levels of a terrier, and indeed I have held terriers in great affection, particularly Border Terriers and Jack Russells, before and even more since this incident.
There is no doubt, however, that there is a remarkable resemblance between Skye and Balintore Castles: with a observation turret in the middle, a flag pole, round turrets in the corners, and an arched front door.