Today I was going to give you a startling new interpretation of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, but on the tube last night I discovered the sports section of The Daily Telegraph, the front page of which was covered with a headline about an attack on the Togolese team bus:
'WE WERE MACHINE-GUNNED LIKE DOGS'
TOGO STRIKER THOMAS DOSSEVI
Now this may simply be my ignorance of Togolese customs, but who the hell machine-guns dogs?
And why haven't I been invited?
People do things to dogs that I never would have imagined. Leafing through my leather-bound collection of The Mirror's agony aunt column (by Dr Miriam Stoppard, M.D, D.Sc, FRCP, DCL) I was intrigued to discover that a man was described as being "treated like a dog" because his wife "expects him to do all the cooking and cleaning."
The tables turned
P.S. I know that I'm in danger of turning this into an animal cruelty blog (see last three posts). I hereby resolve not to mention a single animal tomorrow, except maybe a mongoose.