- rough coated (I love scruffy hounds, scruffy hounds and swarthy rogues are a weakness of mine)
- calm and chilled
- cat and dog friendly
He must not be a fucked-up nut-job like Mabel. I have given a lot of myself to troubled, rescued mutts and will continue to do so. But I am not prepared to donate any more fingers to canine piranhas. Basically, I am looking for a regal, well-manned gentleman. A doggy David Niven, if you like.
So, I was quite excited today to be sent this picture. It is heartbreaking. A rough-coated, blue and white lurcher who has just come into rescue. He is starved, filthy, covered in scars and very depressed. But look at how handsome he is. Hetty and I shall go and meet him tomorrow.
I confess, I have already chosen a name. I've been reading 'The Word According to Bertie' by Alexander McCall Smith. A lovely, witty, quietly charming book. Anyway, there is a doggy character in the book called Cyril. Cyril is a perfect doggy name.
Today I have 48 reports to write. I must crack on now. Especially if tomorrow is to be free for lurcher investigations.
On another matter. I was shocked to see that Nick Cave has been nominated for a 'bad sex' award. I always imagined Senor Cave would be fantastic in bed. You know, he wouldn't leave hob-nob crumbs, wouldn't snore like a velociraptor or hog the duvet . Apparently not. Check out the article here.
I do love the quote from his spokesperson though, 'Frankly, we would have been offended if he hadn't been shortlisted.' Excellent!