This letter came too late to include in our June edition, but I still felt I should share it with you!
Dear Ms Milne,
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful, informative article you recently wrote in Dogs Today. My name is Mr Ratty and I am a small Jack Russell terrorist or "small furry" and I have had to spend almost all of my 13 years living with Greyhounds and Lurchers and until I read your article I didn't think there was anyone who understood the abuse and misery I have suffered at their hands.
Only this morning my life was put in grave danger by one of these beasts (Greyhound?? Lurcher?? I dunno, they all look the same from down here....leggy and somewhat lanky). Yes, today I was nearly smothered and I have the photographic proof for you....
This has happened before you know, and sometimes they are all involved, I think they were all trying to kill me here.
And it's not just me who suffers, here I am having to rescue my friend (Boris fluffy bear) from the mouth of one of these "deadly" dogs...
Sadly, Boris later was successfully smothered to death.
It has been a relief to know that you understand these dogs and their "murderous instincts", at last someone recognises my suffering. Others may be fooled by their gentle giant act, but we see them for what they really are don't we?!
So, I offer you my full support and if you would like any further photographic proof for future articles, please do contact me. And I would like to point out that in the next photo, I was in fact trying the now familiar smothering technique (and no matter what anyone may tell you, I am not "loving" or enjoying the close contact, it was a real attempt to kill)
Keep up the good work Ms Milne, you are so obviously so much better informed than the millions of people in this country who think these dogs are nice pets!