Thursday, 14 May 2009

A dog for Gordon?

Oh, I am so sorry if you were expecting another cute dog picture! But we have important matters to discuss today. 

This is our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. He doesn't look happy does he? He never looks happy, even when he smiles (in fact especially when he smiles...). What could be wrong?

Well I have a theory. Let's contrast him with the U.S. president.

Now both leaders have big problems in their countries - economic crises, wars, terrorism, climate change, to name but a few. But does Mr Obama look depressed? Not one bit of it.
What could be the difference? 

Well of course we know the answer. Bo.

Yes I think the time has come for Mr Brown to acquire a dog.

We are all aware that it took Barack a good few months to decide on which breed to chose.  

Our Prime Minister is not famed  for his decision making skills, so perhaps he needs help. 

Readers might be surprised that I'm not going to propose a Westie this time. I am mindful of course that many English voters already find Mr Brown 'too Scottish' (incredible but true). There is a danger with English breeds too, in that so many have associations with a particular social class, and that could be divisive. As for a French breed, quelle horreur! 

My suggestion is a husky. Hard working, purposeful, handsome, strong leadership skills, politically neutral..... You could even imagine Mr Brown boosting his 'green' image by journeying from Downing Street to Westminster on one of those dog sleds with wheels.....

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This is Gail. Hamish was making me type such drivel there that I went on strike and told him to do the typing himself if he wanted to carry on. Not a success...


Martha Basset said...

Hi Hamish
Well of course Gail cant understand your typing but we followed it!
We are very interested in your hyposthesis!
We can see where you are coming from and we would support that having a dog makes people far more smiley.
A husky - well it would certainly be interesting seeing Mr Brown sledging around the country!
He might do better with a rottweiler mind you!
We think you should write to Mr Brown and advise him that he would be happier if only he had a dog. Clearly the problems with the economy would not be so huge if he had a dog to walk!
We did wave to you with our ears from the Trotternish peninsula - we thought your would see us!
At least we all have sun now - now that our humans have safely returned to work!
Martha & Bailey xx

Asta said...


I dont think that's dwivel..How can you twust a leadew wifout a doggie, and you bwought up vewyimpawtant considewations. I had no idea you wewe such a deep thinkew
smoochie kisses

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hamish, you a very wise dog and I can see that you be right. Of course I think the stella bill (to let dogs in non-dog places) would go forward easier with a dog in high places in this country as well as the US.

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

A happier do might be better than a husky! They are not always happy and get into a lot of trouble. How about a nice herding breed, like a border collie!
~puppy kisses~

Stella said...

I think you are absolutely correct, Hamish, that a dog is crucial to good leadership. A Siberian Husky would be the very best choice. It would keep outsmarting Mr. Brown and Mr. B would attempt to get the better of the dog, and this would keep them both out of mischief! If you don't believe me, go visit The Thundering Herd, and click on Stories!

Good post, Hamish!

Molly and Taffy said...

Hamish, you could well be right here. A dog may cheer him up.... we live in hope.

Molly and Taffy

Molly and Taffy said...

Hamish, you could well be right here. A dog may cheer him up.... we live in hope.

Molly and Taffy

Anita said...

Hi Hamish! That was a funny post, a doggie friend is a great idea!
Maybe another Portuguese Water Dog, they are really cute!
Rufus and Indie

Lucia said...

Ciao bello Hamish!

I, Lucia, agree with you! A hooman without a doggie is like a day without sunshine!

Tanti baci!

Penny said...

Hi Hamish!
First of all I have to say I love the picture on your heading bar!
Sooooooo cute!
Anyway what do you mean a husky its a wetsie that Mr.Brown needs cos we're -Fun,caring,intellegent,a good guard dog,helpful and obediant.......okay maybe the obediant part was exaggerated but all the rest were true,right?!
Oh and Gail I was beginning to make out something in Hamish's typing there!
Lots of sloppy licks,your best pal,Penny!=]
P.S. I can only paddle in the river and your soooo right I cant go any further than the dept of my little legs,so dont worry,Im a true westie!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We think you should do the typing and send an email straight to Mr Brown's office. We understood perfectly what you were trying to say, and anyone with good sense oughta be able to figure it out, as well. But maybe that's the problem ....

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Jake and Fergi