‘Dogs are great, don’t get me wrong. They prove a trusty companion in life, they’ll eagerly keep fetching sticks as long as we keep throwing them and are such devoted little divs that even if you abandon them at a service station car park in Wales they’ll find their way back home again… probably… and won’t hold it against you. The thing that bothers me with dogs is that unlike say, goldfish, hamsters or cats is that when you acquire a dog you are not only getting a companion but also a rock solid guarantee that for at least ten years, at the minimum of twice a day you’ll be picking up warm dog poo with a plastic bag you’re praying doesn’t have a hole in it. A fact that this branch of Sainsbury’s seems to recognise.
…and who needs that kind of commitment?’ Patrick Dalton