We are writing this from Crufts, the biggest dog show in the world.
For dogs and cats it’s an onslaught to their senses with alien sounds whizzing and exploding overhead. Not understanding what’s going on, our pets turn to their fight or flight instinct in an attempt to rationalise the situation.
We all remember the headlines in 1996 surrounding the arrival Dolly, the first British cloned sheep. Hailed as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs, Dolly was considered highly controversial.
Research is essential in finding the perfect pooch. Remember the bigger the dog, the bigger the ‘doo-doo’.
So the proud owner of Biskit, a golden retriever and Rocky a German shepherd, was fined £50 this week for sprinkling a section of her local park with dog hair.
It may have been coincidence that led to the BBC on Thursday transmitting a cat programme the very same night as Paul O’Grady’s successful ITV dog series.
There we were enjoying a congo at our local North London street party in glorious sunshine, when a handsome black-and-white Staffie, appeared from nowhere and peed on the limp bunting.
We were guests on Woman’s Hour this week and interviewed by the dog-loving, wonderfully laconic Jenni Murray. Towards the end of the item things got rather emotional as she touched upon the tricky topic of coping with the death of a dog.
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.
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?
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter