Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ian O'Doherty: Sadly, not all pooches have the owners they deserve

Published 28/01/2012 | 06:00

It's just me and my two dogs, Molly and Sam and it's about 9 in the evening. We're out on our last walk and we're enjoying one of those strange and beautiful moments of pure quiet that you sometimes get in the city -- there are no cars on the main road, nobody else is around and there isn't even the sound of a plane in the sky.

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In fact, the only discernible sound is the gentle crunch of the grass as the evening frost begins to take hold.

It's one of those almost transcendentally relaxing moments -- you, the dogs and your thoughts, such as they are.

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