Wednesday 6 November 2002

Canine news

Greyfriars Bobby guarded his master's grave for 14 years. Bobby himself now rests in Greyfriars Kirkyard. A new film of Bobby's life is being made but a row has broken out. It is claimed that the real Bobby was a Skye Terrier. The star of the new film is a West Highland Terrier. The historian of the Skye Terrier Club says of the Westie:
I also have one and she would go with anyone in a minute - no way would a Westie devote its life to a dead master, it would be off with the first kind look it got
As for the rival:
A Skye Terrier, on the other hand, is a thinker, very loyal and has a terrific memory.
Perhaps Iain Duncan Smith needs to appoint a few of these to the shadow cabinet.