Have you ever picked up a box of 100 books? This week has found the two of us lugging around the equivalent of our combined weight, including the dogs, from boot of the car to one canine venue after another.
Dr Ron Schultz, professor and chair of pathological sciences at The University of Wisconsin, joined us on the radio show a few months ago, via Skype.
We have never had children but would like to ask all parents this. When you experience a birth do you instantly become interested in or affectionate towards other babies and small people?
The London Pet Show opens in Earls Court next weekend and yours truly have been asked to open it. Our two bull breeds, Molly and Matilda, have only seven more days of peace before they are paraded out to the public for much patting and pawing.
Our local yoga centre, in Marylebone, has a yoga dog called Jalebi. She is a 10-month old Sheltie.
If a well known vet becomes ‘the face’ of a product such as a pharmaceutical or a campaign, are you more likely to trust that product?
Should all dogs be muzzled in public? How do you feel when you pass a muzzled mutt? Safe and secure? Or maybe that the masked four-legged friend might be a potential Hannibal Lecter?
Whether its right or wrong, smuggling your dog into forbidden areas is on the increase. Over the Easter holidays a pair of long ears and snout were spotted peering out of a handbag in London’s Chelsea Old Church and from under a coat in the back pew of St James’s Piccadilly.
Dogs are big business! As well as dog ownership doubling in six years, the pet industry has boomed in the UK, with an estimated value of £7 billion, increasing by seven per cent annually despite the recession. The past decade has seen an explosion of doggy gadgets, toys and clothes. Well, now it seems the computer age has targeted dog owners with the app market believing it can enrich your relationship with your dog.
Our bulldog Matilda has been suffering from loose bowels this week, a direct result from devouring duck poo in Regents Park. She is a scavenger and once off the lead, out of sight, will vacuum up whatever her jowels come across. Remember the case last summer of the abandoned hash cakes in a bin in Hyde Park? When she was stoned for a day due to some picnicker’s complete irresponsibility.
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