Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Dewi Evans says the Welsh word for rabbit is very similar to its Romance counterparts; Brian Ayers says rabbit bones found in East Anglia are also proof of Roman connections.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@.

Cabinet cats are the purrfect distraction

Cabinet cats are the purrfect distraction

• Aditya Chakrabortty (11 April) quotes the health secretary, Matt Hancock, as saying voting Tory is now “something people start to do when they get their winter fuel allowance”. • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

I’ve been seeing spectacular health improvements in pets fed on wholegrains, both home-cooked and commercially, for more than 40 years so I do know a bit about the subject.

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

As a fellow “dog runner” and longtime reader of the Guardian, I was intrigued, and subsequently disappointed, to read Zoe Williams’ article (The dog and I can run together – what could possibly go wrong?, Weekend, 15 December).

A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters

A dog’s (and cat’s) place is on the bed | Brief letters

Fellow Guardian readers, when you receive your screening letter, please do not ignore it – it saves lives. • I have found a formula that saves embarrassment when I am offered a seat on bus, tube or train (Letters, 5 December).

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

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).

‘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