One of these has just won Supreme Champion at Crufts. Good for him. But can someone please tell me why these poor creatures are submitted to a kind of topiary that would make even a Downton garden bush look ridiculous? Why the naked bottom? And the fluffy leg-warmers? And the extrardinary hair-do? Why?
When I was a child, we had a standard poodle, and she needed clipping, but all over. And she still looked like a dog. A normal, evenly-covered sort of dog.
I live with my husband in Devizes in Wiltshire where I spend my time writing, reading, riding (I am the lucky owner of a beautiful horse, Blue), and keeping up with my four children and an increasing number of small grandchildren (eight so far). I was for many years a nurse and a Relate counsellor. I have taught creative writing both at a local college and a prison, and I review a wide variety of items - including books - for the Amazon Vine programme.I write to death row prisoners in America, being a life-long opponent jof the death penalty. And I spend too much time blogging..
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