DOGS IN BLAN­KETS

The se­cret dreams of sleep­ing pets

The Simple Things - - MISCELLANY -

ALFIE, PUG, 3 YEARS

How do I look? Ready for my close-up? I’ve heard they’re cast­ing for a new Beeb adap­ta­tion of Mans­field Park. It in­cludes the role I was born to play – Pug! But who do you think will play my mis­tress, Lady Ber­tram? Not that it mat­ters that much any­way – surely all eyes will be on me, rather than my mis­tress. Come to think of it, I’m far more in­ter­est­ing than old sad sack Fanny Price too… I need to ring up this Austen woman – sug­gest a re­write or two…

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