Today I came across a group on Facebook called Sturgeon Slayers….I’m appalled there are four pro hockey players (!) proud of the fact that they caught a 7 and a half foot long fish: now even if they are not that tall they must be at least 22 ft in total. That’s just bullying in my book. Even if they had taken it single handed what’s to be proud of ? do they need to eat? are they hungry? Or simply revelling in an (unfair) battle. I despair of hunting: man against nature? OK put the telescopic sighted high power rifle away and take on a grizzly? Fancy your chances? Doubt it? but even that isn’t that the point! I don’t believe that any other animal kills for fun!


Archie and the Moleskine

I’ve often heard it said that owners begin to look and act like their animals. Well, Archie is becoming more and more sociable. In fact, he sulks noticeably if we don’t go to the bar for an aperitif, an activity which Lesley, Archie and myself now enjoy togther, though he has yet to actually buy a round. He has also always liked playing with plectrums and pencils. So I suppose this was the next logical step……