- Amazing wee-ing opportunities at Wells Reclamation Company Ltd, Coxley, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1RQ Tel: 01749 677087; www.wellsreclamation.com
- Judging at the All Dogs Matter Great Hampstead Bark Off, Hampstead Heath, London
All Dogs Matter, 30 Aylmer Parade, London, N2 0PE Tel: 0208 341 3196; www.alldogsmatter.co.uk
- And a drink afterwards at The Bull and Last, 168 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QS Tel: 0207 267 3641; www.thebullandlast.co.uk
- Jane’s new favourite place in London, The Scootercaffe (and wine bar) at Waterloo. Rover goes retro but I deduct minus points for the resident cats. Scootercaffe, 132 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AE Tel: 0207 620 1421
- Blue Cross Thirsk Dog Show (where I entered Best Rescue Dog, Dog with the Most Unusual Ears, Best Biscuit Catcher and Happiest Hound and did not win a single rosette. I WAS ROBBED!) Blue Cross Thirsk, Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk, YO7 3SE Tel: 0300 777 1540; www.bluecross.org.uk
- Interesting beer at LASSCO Three Pigeons, London Road, Milton COMMON, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JN Tel: 01844 277 188; www.lassco.co.uk/locations/three-pigeons/
- The only downside of the last few months has been Jane’s visit WITHOUT ME to the Kennel Club to meet lots of puppies as a preview for the club’s Discover Dogs event. Jane is taking over the keyboard now to post lots of pictures of pups: I am taking to bed in a grand huff.
Jane writes (as Attlee’s still in his bed in slough of despond): meet more puppies at Eukanuba Discover Dogs – details below – and, if you’re thinking of buying a pup, go to a Kennel Club Assured Breeder. Log on to www.thekennelclub.org.uk/findadogbreed for more details of the Assured Breeder scheme.