We spent an entertaining Tuesday evening at The Crazy Coques in Londons’ West End watching a tribute show to Doris Day.
This week the international singing star, Fiona Apple hit the headlines by cancelling the whole of her South American tour to be with her dying dog.
She posted on Facebook:
“If I go away I’m afraid she will die and I won’t have the honour of singing her to sleep or escorting her out. Sometimes it takes [...]
There is a dog in our block that barks incessantly and has done so since we moved in four years ago.
“Absolutely ridiculous,” said Duncan Bannatyne on this week’s Dragons’ Den, when entrepreneur, Marie Sawle pitched her Doggy ice cream and ice treat products. Retailing at around £2.99 a tub (more than many human brands) she was looking for an investment of £60,000.
We spent a harrowing Friday judging the nominations for The Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards. It’s difficult to write about animal rescue charities without sounding saccharine and sentimental.
The Kennel Club have just announced the winner of their Dog Photographer of the Year. It’s worth taking a look at the finalists. From 5,000 entries with categories such as Dogs at Play or Dogs at Work, they are proof that man’s best friend is always camera friendly.
Two new dog-themed television series burst onto the box this month, along with the trend of endlessly popping a pooch into a commercial, it is proof of the increasing popularity of dog ownership.
There we were, lapping up the September sun and enjoying an alfresco lunch in the country when Matilda the bulldog appears from behind the lavender bed, head swollen to the size of a football and eyes like slits. Everybody gasped. British bulldogs are not known for their chiseled profiles but she was as disturbing as a gargoyle.
There has been another email about dog hair in the studio. We pride ourselves on being the only radio show, up until now, that’s been allowed to bring dogs into the studio.
Whatever your opinions may be concerning reality television, it would take a hard soul not to have been moved at the sight of Julian Clary reunited with his mutts for five minutes in the Diary Room
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