This morning, a slim white envelope arrived in the post. The post mark had a crest of two seated dogs in profile, either side of the initials ‘KC’. The address of the sender was shown as Piccadilly, London W1.‘KC’ stands for the ‘Kennel Club’, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs. They also host the world-famous dog show, Crufts, and inside the envelope was a special admission ticket for one dog (and handler) to attend this year’s event! So Dash and yours truly will be going to the largest dog show on Earth, with a whopping 160K visitors and who knows how many canines in attendance. She’ll have chance to rub shoulders and sniff the behinds of some of best-looking and fanciest pooches out there. How will she cope with all that attention? She’ll soak it up, I’m sure. Who knows, she may even end up gazing soulfully into the lens of a TV camera or two. All this is courtesy of Tuffies dog beds (www.tuffies.co.uk) who’d like us to make a guest appearance at their stand. More details to follow in a future posting. In the meantime, there’s the small matter of the official launch of ‘Dash: Bitch of the Year’! Tomorrow evening, upwards of 80 guests are expected at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. The venue has a special resonance since it was the place where my wife Sarah and I got married, and where a certain speedy hound was our ring bearer. Let’s hope she performs as well tomorrow as she did on that amazing wedding day!