I wonder if having this doggy bloody has led to my latest project...... Scotland's Best Dog. It's a BBC Scotland tv series which I am narrating. I've never done this before so it's been very interesting. The series is about family dogs competing against each other in different tests. Like agility, obedience and bonding. The dogs aren't trained other than by their owners and it really is a fun show. So I sit in a recoding studio with the film in front of me and I explain what is happening in each round. I've really enjoyed it. I must say Harry wouldn't have done very well as he tends to just look at me when I tell him to do something. Talking of Harry he is almost there with his recuperation. It's been a long one.....9 months. He still goes to hydrotherapy and his muscles are slowly coming back to full strength. He still isn't allowed off the lead for anymore than 15 minutes a day but we can see a change in him at last. Jane has a daily fight with cyclist in Regents park. There are signs everywhere saying no cyclists but they still go flying round the paths. And....those fucking electric scooters.....don't get me started. I remember Grant told me never to get into and twitter fight with cyclists but I have to say I hate them. They go through red lights....they go up one way streets the wrong way ..... they drive on the pavement. Ok rant over.
So.....yes it's getting close to the panto and it's looking as if it's going to happen. I hope. We had a press launch last week and it was great to see the whole cast. We had a great day and the photos turned out really well. I have a new wig this year. It's called a solid wig. So Maggie my faithful dresser wont have to dress it every night. She'll be happy. The script is all ready to go and when we get on the floor (rehearsal) we make all the final tweaks, which will hopefully bring the extravaganza you have come to expect. Although it will be a sad time as well as we all miss our wonderful Andy. He'll be up there watching though. I have my flat organised and our Christmas trip to Prestonfield House hotel all booked. I cant wait to get back on the Kings stage. Happy days.
Scotland's best dogs starts on the 18th of November. So have a wee look.
PS Thanks to Gavin 'Doc' for his lovely piece in the Express.