My Pet: Abbie says it’s time for Canines in Need to challenge Children in Need

Abbie Hunter

Abbie Hunter - Credit: Archant

It’s a time for giving – and I don’t mean Christmas.

My kennel’s letter box has been bulging this week with correspondence and the dog world is up in arms (or should that be paws?).

Amber, an 11-year-old corgi-German shepherd from Felixstowe, wrote in. She thinks it’s time for a “Canines in Need” appeal.

After speaking to my human person Matt, we wholeheartedly agree with that view. Amber, like myself, is a rescue dog, and we know some of the hardships we canines can go through.

In many ways my hardships do continue – just when is Matt going to walk me?

The humans may have Pudsey with his bandaged eye, but we have Frank the labrador from Leiston – a sight which leaves many to sympathise.

When they see his condition, many think he’s a stray, but I assure them he just needs a good wash!

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Of course, our own Canines in Need television marathon show would need a presenter. Speaking to Margot the dalmatian from Milden, we think Meryl Streep is the one to go for. As regular dog readers will know, I am a bit of a fan. With her elegance, intelligence and stature, she would command any canine audience to sit, give paw and not bark.

One thing it would also help is Matt’s moaning – he can’t stand the C-list stars getting their moment in the spotlight for Children in Need, even though he realises it’s for a very worthy cause.

If any dogs, or even their owners, would like to write in, email matt.hunter@archant.co.uk or write to 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN

As told to Matt Hunter