Cydney

A love letter to France from a Leaver

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Bonjour mes amis! Cydney spaniel ici, en France! Well, the Eurotunnel was very nice, although the dog departure lounge could…

If Britain votes Remain, I’m moving to France

18 June 2016 9:00 am

‘This EU passport is an outrage. I want a British one!’ Not my words, Cydney’s. The spaniel is coming round…

Why menopausal women need guide dogs

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Hello, Cydney spaniel here. She’s lying in a darkened room so I’m to tell you what happened. To cut a…

Why compulsory microchipping is bad for caring dog-owners

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Compulsory microchipping of dogs will hurt caring pet owners – but help busybodies

Exciting news: I haven’t done a pregnancy test yet but we may be expecting

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Exciting news. We might be expecting. I say might because I haven’t done a pregnancy test yet. I thought about…

Challenging parking tickets is my crack cocaine

25 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Cydney, we are not moving to Cobham!’ I told the spaniel in my best outraged Margot Leadbetter voice. What a…

Pampered middle-class pooches are in charge of their owners

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Why won’t the middle classes shout at their dogs any more? My suspicion is that the bleeding heart liberals, having…

My rich leftie neighbours must be in a state of psychotic denial — or stoned

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The ‘I’m Voting For Chuka’ posters in my rich neighbours’ front windows pushed me over the edge. There is nothing…

Farewell, Cobham — oh flat, boring, lovely Cobham; hello, Dorking

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Farewell then, Cobham. You were the place I ran to when the metropolis became too much, and urban life overwhelmed…

How I lost my hat (and my dignity) in a field of maize

6 December 2014 9:00 am

After our spectacular season opener, the spaniel and I were on probation. Cydney, you may recall, retrieved a hen bird…

My spaniel Cydney has covered herself in glory and disgrace

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Just before Cydney ran off and disgraced me on the first day of the shooting season, she covered herself in…

Is New York ready for Cydney the spaniel (and her Facebook friends)?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

As the maître d’ ushered me into the packed restaurant, I leaned in close and intoned softly, so as not…

One day I was always going to have to eat quinoa. It might as well be now

26 July 2014 9:00 am

As a rule, I tend not to frequent places where there is a sign on the door saying ‘no sharps’.…

I bought a tin of dog food and paid £67.50

19 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Cydney,’ I have just told the spaniel, ‘you had better enjoy this tin of dog food because it cost me…

Give a working cocker a few months off and it turns into one half of Thelma and Louise

19 April 2014 9:00 am

‘Can I go and play with Twiggy?’ If dogs could talk, this is what my spaniel Cydney would be saying…

Finding a job for my cocker spaniel

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Seeing a poodle on the London Underground wearing a red vest with the words ‘Diabetes Medical Dog’ has given me…