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 or write to 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN

As told to Matt Hunter