Many apologies for the slowness of blogging, by now you'll recognise the tell-tale signs of deadlines looming. Almost got the April issue finished - another day of high stress should see it all out of my in-tray and into poor Rosie the designer's lap! Plus on Friday we have another nail biting photo shoot - will we ever get any Schipperkes or Scotties? Forget Glen of Imaal Terriers being the rarest breed in Britain - I'm sure we could have got loads of those!
Poodle court case update: There was a hearing last Monday but it is all getting pretty surreal again. The judge decided the three highly-dubious ID parades could be considered as they were used to establish a 'type of dog' rather than the exact dogs.
I have to say that unless they gave the witnesses 200 plus breeds of dog to choose from in a variety of coat colours and types, male and female, young and old and a smattering of crosses and mongrels - then these ID parades were severely compromised if they were to in any way establish which type of dog was seen at night, through a hedge, from miles away.
It looks likely that this ridiculous case will result in a two-day court hearing at least.
How stupid does this make our legal system look?
Anyway back to it, just took a break from writing the magazine to write this - a busman's holiday if ever I heard of one!