Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.
“They have been stigmatised as evil because they are thought to be amoral,” says the philosopher and writer John Gray, author of Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life .“Cats are a window outside the human world,” says Gray, “They are themselves, and they stay themselves.
In the 1980s, Private Eye published a “Thatchcard” stating: “In the event of an accident, the holder of this card wishes it to be known that he/she does not wish to be visited by Mrs Thatcher in any circumstances whatsoever.” Perhaps a similar card could be created for Boris Johnson in light of his photo opportunities at hospitals (Letters, 10 November )?.
Because he takes photographs all the time, with his phone as much as any other camera (the former being, to his mind, simply “a camera that makes calls”), and because great danes were bred to childlike levels of dependency, he shoots Frida constantly.
The competition is open to all canines belonging to MPs and Lords (Picture: PA) The French Bulldog scored ‘tens of thousands’ of votes (Picture: PA) His pet ‘always lifted his spirits and made him smile’ (Picture: Sir David Amess)Boris Johnson had encouraged the public to vote for Sir David’s dog earlier in October.
Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cleese is to host a new series looking at “wokeness” and “cancel culture”.Now look.
• I have been teaching French and Spanish for 37 years and see first-hand the benefits of the Erasmus scheme (UK students lose Erasmus membership in Brexit deal , 24 December).• So the Brexit deal is Boris Johnson’s Christmas gift to the nation.
The Jack Russell terrier was reportedly wheezy and too tired to go for walks (Picture: LNP / Getty Images)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care.
Elisha Aitken, 14, was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries as she put herself in the way of her pet dog Basil.Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.
Readers of Gray will recognise this book as a postscript or coda to Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , the 2002 bestseller in which he elegantly dismantled the history of western philosophy – with its illusory faith in our species living somehow “above” evolving life and outside the constraints of nature.
Do Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?It has been reported that Giles and Mary are very close with Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel.
Pensioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, from I, Daniel Blake ) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his gentle, elderly German shepherd Tillie.There are also some well-observed touches, especially concerning the fleeting friendships dog-walkers make with each other and the diversity of London’s population.
“We are tasked with things that push our limits,” John Aitchison, a firefighter in Marin County, told TODAY.The test Kerith had to take in front of five judges to obtain her therapy dog certificate was a rigorous one, Carman said.
Sonul Badiani-Hamment, UK external affairs adviser at World Animal Protection, said that a global effort is needed to end the exotic pet trade.
Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.