Wednesday, April 19, 2006

WHATEVERS HAPPENED TO LASSIE?


Welcome to Hindolveston, originally uploaded by Colonel Blink.

After squandering her money on Bonio and Pedigree Chum, Lassie did not spend her time selling her body and generally panhandling on Sunset Strip but came home to Hindolveston in Norfolk where she spends her time guarding a wood.

In truth I do not know how effective a keep out sign with a picture of a Collie on is; we have been taught by Hollywood and by television that Collies in general and Lassie in particular are a mixture of the Buddha (for gentleness) Solomon (for wisdom) and Lancelot (for bravery).

The truth may be that Collies are vicious and pschotic killer dogs who got lucky with their choice of a publicist but that is irrevelant. To those of us who grew up with Liz Taylor and Roddy MacDowell blubbing because Lassie has a head cold this notice is a bit like being threatened with violence by Mother Teresa.

1 comment:

Hindolveston Village Screen said...

Funnily enough, the only bad dogs (out of a generally very nice canine crew) in Hindol are a pair of collies. They've bitten more people than is good for their local popularity - so you see the sign putter-upper knows what they are about.