Errrm....... just once more on the subject of my animals ~
In 2008, The Times newspaper asked readers to send photos of their mongrels and crossbreeds who, in their owners' opinions were just as good as The Cruft's Winner that year. So I sent a photo of Brumas wearing my cardigan. They published it - and here's what the article said:Best Not in Show - the readers' Crufts
Fifteen of the best entries sent in by you are showcased here - and we want more. E-mail email@example.com
Labradoodle in a cardigan knitted by his - Mummy - Cathy K*********
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By Nico Hines
Crufts? Schmufts! The world’s leading canine contest handed its greatest prize to a handsome but decidedly average, big, black dog this year. Realising our mutt-loving readers would appreciate the chance to pit their own faithful friends against Philiippe, the great schnauzer and Best in Show champion, we asked you to send us pictures of your own medal-worthy mongrels.
And you didn't let us down. Phil - show us yer medal. You're facing some serious competition from this lot.
No room here for the pedigree, the pedicured or even the particularly clean. One reader called Sabrina knew exactly the sort of pooch we wanted pictured – hers was captioned: “Here is a picture of a proper dog. Her name is Charlotte and, yes, the ears are real”.
The deluge of entries has so far included a Basset Hound from Calcutta, a Scottish Deerhound from Down Under and a surprising number of sun-kissed tail-waggers from the Costa del Sol.
Some dog owners have boasted of a deep love for their pets. Two walks a day and the occasional steak off-cut is one thing, but what to make of mink blankets, pearl necklaces and a hand-knitted canine cardigan?
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