Monday, February 19, 2007

This Is A Stick-Up

Is Britain the toughest country on Earth?

Having recently declared the UK a nation of quivering saps, I may have to reassess my opinion in light of the news that "Thieves may be specifically targetting Staffordshire Bull Terriers".

Would you read a headline like that in France or Italy? "Leesten, Fido, just hand over ze bone and ze squeaky toy, and nobody gets hurt!"

I imagine the continentals might occasionally mug a Maltese, defraud a dachshund or burgle a beagle, but only here would thieves deliberately target an animal that's essentially a set of mobile jaws.

There may be hope for us yet.

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