Instead after the school run, a car will pick me up to take me to the Sky News studios where there'll be a live link to Crufts and Caroline Kisko.
Likely to be on 10-11am should you want a ringside seat!
Yesterday it was Channel 5 news wanting to know why we hadn't got a press pass.
Can't help but think whoever is in charge of media relations at the KC needs to go on a course!
It would not be a story that the editor of Dogs Today gets a press pass to Crufts.
I see the KC have announced their Friends for Life contestants. Gosh they really looked hard for those didn't they? Every year they lift our stories - never get any credit of course - or indeed even a press pass for doing their research!
But this year has seen them going that extra yard!
Two will be VERY well known to this blog's readers - one is Farley - one of our calendar winners.
Glad to know they're reading our publication in the PR department.
Farley's story was well PR'd by Dogs for the Disabled, so I concede they may not have had to read our magazine to find that one.
But the other one, well it has it roots on this very blog. It is so much our story.
Remember Harry the Tibetan Terrier owned by homeless domestic violence victim Caroline Rich?
The story came to Tailwaggers Club Trust - the small and ancient charity I am Chairman of.
The housing association had initially written to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust asking for their help for Caroline who was struggling to afford to buy food for Harry.
The KC had not been able to assist - and instead they'd referred them to our tiny impoverished charity, instead!
How ironic that the KC are now using this very story to promote Crufts after not being able to find any funds to help this wonderful pair in their hour of need!
Via this blog we had an enormous response to an appeal for help and very generously Organipets offered to feed Harry for a year only hours after reading this blog.
I know Caroline was very grateful and we gave them both a Cold Wet Nose Award, too. Here's the link to the blogs so you can see it for yourself...
But look how the KC have written up the story - how very, very petty! If you're going to refuse to help needy people at least give some credit to those that did actually step in and help! Outrageous.
- HARRY, TIBETAN TERRIER AND OWNER CAROLINE RICH FROM WALES: Harry was the only companion for Caroline when she was made homeless after fleeing from domestic violence. Caroline Rich, from Wales, was made homeless after fleeing domestic violence and found that Harry, her Tibetan Terrier was the only person that she count turn to for unconditional love and friendship, really earning his title of Caroline’s new ‘best friend’. When United Welsh Housing Association stepped in to offer Caroline temporary accommodation it thankfully recognised Caroline and Harry’s love for each other, changing its policy to enable them to stay together. Caroline and Harry’s bond was so strong that appeals for help through charitable organisations and the internet meant that other’s stepped in as well, to ensure that Harry had all of the food and care he needed and Caroline all of the love that had become so essential for her, from her four-legged friend. To vote for Caroline and Harry call 0901 0100613 or text HARRY to 83088.
Can't wait for that car to come.... let me at them!
I'm here at Sky, in the green room - on Wifi with a coffee - how civilised! It's going to be on at 10.30am.