Hi there bloggy - and doggy - friends. I have taken over this site today to jump for joy - well I would jump but I was spayed on Friday and parts of my anatomy are not up to jumping at present - so it is three barks instead for the voice of reason stepping in at Cruft's Dog Show.
My poor, old friend, Reg - a British Bulldog - has puffed and panted his way through life; on hot days he needs to lie down. Now they say they are going to change the rules so that Reg's breed will in future change completely. Bulldogs in the future won't have a jowl, or a turned-up nose and their legs will be straighter and longer. I wag my undocked tail to that, although as many judges are also breeders I don't think the changes are going to happen any time soon.
I also hear that labradors are going to be excluded from Dog Shows if they are overweight. There are one or two labradors I could mention who in my opinion eat far too much, so that could be good news too.
I'm a Border Terrier but you won't find me in any Dog Show with my undocked tail which resembles a Christmas tree - you are much more likely to find me half way down a rabbit hole. Speaking of rabbits, I must dash or I might miss one; there are plenty of the little blighters about on the farm now and they have got Spring in their tails.
So - 3 hearty barks for sensible breeding rules, even if they are only on paper at present.
Remember mighty oaks from little acorns grow!