On another publication's website one pro-KC (possibly a professional KC person judging by the depth of their protective instincts for the archaic institution) actually called me "fluffy".
She didn't use it as a term of affection or anything, it wasn't a pet name. It was an attempt to suggest that Dogs Today didn't tackle the thornier issues!
I am still in shock. I never wear pink. I've never been a girlie girl that hid behind men. Have always been someone to roll those sleeves up and get stuck in should the situation warrant it.
But to have been perceived by anyone as fluffy.... it's made me want to renew my subscription of Spare rib and get a tattoo.
My biggest fan also claims I am always censoring the comments on this blog and that our magazine speaks with one voice - mine.
As I just okayed a letter for print from someone who called me a t**t for suggesting that Prince Edward shouldn't hit his dogs with big sticks, I wonder what I need to do to show I believe in free speech. And no - please don't just post abuse now to test me out - and certainly DO NOT EVER CALL ME FLUFFY!
(Do you think she hit a nerve?)