Sometimes life is difficult for a pooch. Like the other day: I’m pretty pooped after a long session on the beach but wanted some amusement. Could I decide what toy I wanted? A rope, a bone, Gordon (an early stuffed bear named after the Scottish village where I was born), Rudolph’s remaining leg (a favourite), a sock, Piglet? Nope.
I stuck my head in the toy basket and came out empty mouthed so many times that my mum tipped the basket over to make it easier. Aren’t I a lucky dog to have such an understanding, helpful mum?