Well, I have to warn you that over the next few weeks I am going to be a very excitable pup! I’m sure you haven’t forgotten that I have been cast as one of the main parts in the Year 8 play. I am, of course, playing the part of Toto in The Whiz, and the rehearsals are now in full swing.
I will be giving you regular 'pupdates' on my progress in this production as this is the main focus in my busy canine life. I am rather hoping that the final scene will involve a hot air balloon so I’ve been doing some of my own practice in the sewing room, and more specifically, the washing baskets (see below). I hope you are in agreement when I say that my skills as a thespian are developing nicely.
It’s a well known fact that dogs perform particularly well for treats; well, I’m no exception. I enjoy milky bones, cheese and pure duck treats, but I have a particular favourite, cocktail sausages! I’m sure some of you have a weakness for chocolate, well it’s the same for me with those scrumptious porky bites. The reason I’m divulging my gastro-weakness is because I need to ask for your co-operation in a small matter when you come to watch me in this fabulous production.
During the performances there are going to be parts when I have to follow the scent of cocktail sausages to help guide me to the correct place on stage. For this reason, I would like to ask you not to carry any cocktail sausages in your pockets or handbags as it might disorientate me. Oh, and no sneaking sausages rolls into your pockets at interval refreshments either!