A letter to... my dog

A letter to... my dog

‘On our walks together, you gave me the freedom to think clearly’: the letter you always wanted to write.She had been spending more and more time away from the family, isolated in her room, bad-tempered and unsociable.

Julianne Hough mourns the death of her 2 beloved dogs: 'I love you forever'

Julianne Hough mourns the death of her 2 beloved dogs: 'I love you forever'

"It is with the heaviest heart that I share with you the passing of our beloved dogs Lexi and Harley," he wrote.

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Pomeranian puppies stolen by burglars

Pomeranian puppies stolen by burglars

The two Pomeranians were stolen along with a Cocker Spaniel (Picture: PA)Two Pomeranian puppies and a Cocker Spaniel were stolen by burglars yesterday during a raid on a house in Winchcombe, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police or Crimestoppers.

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

• It is good news that Peaky Blinders fans have flocked to explore the world associated with the BBC series (Report , 2 September).The BBC’s Bergerac series (1981-91) was, for example, credited with a huge increase in tourism to Jersey.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

If he were to visit Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve on the edge of Lowestoft, he would learn how – with its dog ambassador scheme – it has managed to turn conversation into conservation.

‘Dad Bods and Dogs’ calendar is helping rescue pups find homes

‘Dad Bods and Dogs’ calendar is helping rescue pups find homes

For the calendar's May photo, Derrick poses pooch Tux, who's up for adoption in Dallas at rescue beneficiary The Love Pit. Ricki Beason

'My dog was looking into my eyes as she died': the grief of losing a pet is real | Marieke Hardy

'My dog was looking into my eyes as she died': the grief of losing a pet is real | Marieke Hardy

We must acknowledge that the death of an animal is indeed the loss of a true love and friend and that our life, of course, will never be the same again.