Dear Cape of Good Hope SPCA

This is an open letter to you, to let you know of the developments in our home ever since yesterday, when we saw that Frieda had been chosen as a finalist in the most prestigious Mutt of 2013. Obviously, we were delighted. And then we looked for Linus’s name amongst the finalists. Nope. Nothing. Things were about to get hectic. We gently broke the news to them. Frieda immediately jumped on the couch and started throwing the cushions around and burying her nose in the crack at the back, with her bum and exquisite tail in the air.

Unfortunately Linus has been acting up ever since. All he wants to do is eat. We think it’s comfort eating. He feels so bad he has even tried to eat poo in the park again. He runs through grass with his mouth open, to catch a blade to chew on. He looks on with disgust as Frieda flies gracefully through the air to catch balls. He sleeps a lot. Ok, so does she, but we know she needs her beauty sleep.

What should we do to restore his confidence? How can we show him that he is as special as his sister, just, not as photogenic?

I felt compelled to write so you could be filled in on the details.

Dog besotted