I think I thought it might have been interesting to check out the start of the much awaited KC reformation.
But any hopes that the Dalmatian might have changed its spots since the days the KC penned a memo to their staff banning them from even reading Dogs Today seems so have been somewhat premature.
There wasn't an immediate no, so I thought maybe things might be thawing between us - now that they are finally starting on the long road to behaving themselves.
That they may soon be on the same side as us.
But no, just got this email...
Dear Ms Cuddy
After careful consideration of the situation, the Kennel Club has once again taken the decision not to accept any applications for press registration from yourself and anyone else representing Dogs Today at this year’s Crufts. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Yours sincerely etc
I stopped being surprised by the KC's approach to media relations some time ago.
I would so dearly love to be surprised by them on many fronts.
Imagine if they brought in automatic searchable Coefficients of Inbreeding over the Internet without them having to be put in a corner and bullied into it?
Introduced guidelines for breeders to help them move away from intense inbreeding.
Willingly grasping those nettles before it's too late for breeds already riddled with recessive nasties that might have been avoided with less tardy action to counter the overuse of popular sires.
Wouldn't it be lovely if they'd instantly changed the rules about weighing Dachshunds instead of just trying to cover up the starved and dehydrated dogs by banning this practise at only one show in the year.
I could go on... but I think you get the point.
Never mind, maybe next year we'll have a KC which will be on the same side as us, in the vital battle for pedigree dog health.
Hope so for dog's sake.