15 Best gifts for dog lovers 2018

15 Best gifts for dog lovers 2018

For dog lovers, collars and leashes can be like bags and jewelry — cute accessories. Your friend will love hearing that Neptune & Co. is a small business that donates $1 of each purchase to dog rescue organizations.

Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

The titanium skull that was fitted into Patches (Picture: Dr. Michelle Oblak)After looking at CT scans of Patches’ head, Dr. Michelle Oblak, the surgical oncologist, used technology to simulate the surgery and cut out the tumour virtually.

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. • Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

• Mike Hine (Letters, 11 August) says Eve “surely had the most significant impact on world history”. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

• Absolutely agree with Fr Julian Dunn (Letters, 10 August). • Don’t forget Hilda Ogden, Peggy’s cat in The Archers (Letters, 13 August). • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

• The traditional use for lolly sticks is to name seedlings (Letters, 14 August). • My girlfriend’s first pet dog was called Wendy, which I consider to be a completely inappropriate name for any animal (Letters, 15 August).

Christopher Eccleston: How the Anti-Nazi League changed my life | Brief letters

Christopher Eccleston: How the Anti-Nazi League changed my life | Brief letters

• Lolly sticks are regularly used by teachers (Letters, 16 August). Hearing other owners cracking up laughing when Dinsdale Seeley was called, we often wished we’d named him George or any “human” name. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

• Our springer spaniel, Roxy, also causes amusement on her visits to the vet (Letters, 17 August). • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

Mike Pender (Letters, 20 August) may well be right about the microwave oven’s contribution to the UK’s excessive consumption of sugar. • The reviewer might have crucified The Cafe (G2, 20 August), but I am a Guardian reader and I adored it. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Christine Benson (Letters, 17 August) need not be concerned. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters