From This England, selections from the New
Statesman column 1934-1968:
A dog usually possesses those fine qualities in which human
beings are sometimes deficient. If your dog were
suddenly to know you as you are, and not as he thinks you are, could
you look him in the face?
The Hon, Mrs. Joan Barran is one of the famous Ruthven twins
and a daughter of Lord Ruthven. Her Dachshund, Snoutie, follows the prevailing fashion of single pearl earrings and choker collar, and manages to look most attractive in them.
In character the Irish terrier is what may be defined as a 'perfect
gentleman’ and moreover one is thoroughly aware of his status. For instance, the one I owned would always differentiate between guests, in whom he displayed a courteous interest, and the servants, whom he treated with polite indifference.
A special corner by dogs for dogs will be included in “Calling All dogs”, which the BBC are putting on next Sunday .......
The view in Broadcasting House is that, although dogs do not normally display much interest in the loudspeaker, they will if special material is broadcast for them.