Small Dog is devastated that she missed the canine event of the decade in London today.
Although she wouldn't have broken the record single-pawed, she is an enthusiastic barker, which is demonstrated by the way her front paws leave the ground with each woof.
I've just recalled her from the garden as she was getting into her stride, barking at some nocturnal squirrel or hedgehog........the neighbour's dog from two doors down sets up a stereo bark in a slightly lower register, which then sets off the dog on the other side of us and all three together create a symphony of sound akin to the Starlight Barking.
SD never willingly ceases this nightly ritual and usually has to be dragged back indoors where she immediately dashes to her water bowl to rehydrate her vocal chords then struts around with the air of a job well done.
Noisy little mutt.