Dogs

How to date a widower

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Letters

30 September 2023 9:00 am

How an animal psychic helped find a missing dog

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The missing dog and the animal psychic

How I lost my Hungarian Vizsla, Leo, to the Dangerous Dogs Act

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Not everyone welcomed Rishi Sunak’s announcement last week that he would ban the XL Bully under the Dangerous Dogs Act.…

Is your pet killing the planet?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Having a pet is worse for the planet than flying

The insane craze for dog ice-cream

19 August 2023 9:00 am

During the few hot days we had in June, I came across my first tub of dog ice-cream nestled among…

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how unpleasant this is: Strays reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Based on the poster showing two cute dogs – a border terrier and a Boston terrier – I had assumed…

Canine manners have gone to the dogs

1 July 2023 9:00 am

‘Do you want me to put my dog on the lead?’ shouted the woman on her phone, as she came…

In defence of badgers

17 September 2022 9:00 am

My dog was bitten by an adder last week. Jessie had been snuffling around in bracken a few yards from…

Her Majesty’s enduring love of dogs and horses

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Her Majesty’s love of dogs and horses

A short history of dogs in war

24 May 2022 7:25 pm

In his own inimitable way, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has unleashed his dogs of war on Vladimir Putin and once…

Can I really be turning 80?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

A princess of Hanover wrote in her diary: ‘My 30th birthday. There must be some mistake.’ Substitute 30th for 80th…

It's hard not to pity Ghislaine Maxwell

18 November 2021 5:00 pm

It’s hard not to feel a batsqueak of pity for Ghislaine Maxwell — 500 days and counting in solitary confinement.…

Who let the dog out?

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Caroline and I are just back from a weekend break in Scotland and, nice though it was, I hadn’t realised…

Lame and formulaic: Black Widow reviewed

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Black Widow is the latest Marvel film and although I’d sworn off these films a while ago, due to sheer…

My battle to be top dog

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Even a small dog can be quite high maintenance. No, I’m not talking about Mali, our one-year-old cavapoochon, but Bertie,…

Dear Mary: How do we stop our friends’ dogs wrecking our house?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Q. We have old friends who live in the northern hinterlands and have a property in Provence where they normally…

How not to walk a dog

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Watching a woman driving a dog past my house like a carthorse is just another ‘new normal’ of lockdown. This…

Are Wall Street’s ‘Spacs’ about to make waves in the City?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

This column generally takes a sceptical view of financial novelties and gimmicks. So my antennae have twitched in recent days…

A quick fix: how Boris and Carrie can bring Dilyn to heel

6 March 2021 9:00 am

How Boris and Carrie can bring Dilyn to heel

Hollywood can’t believe Harry’s dissed Queen Oprah

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Santa Monica is a soothing place to be locked down. I moved here from New York for four months in…

George Osborne: Why I’m going into banking

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Spring in Somerset — again. If someone had told me last February that I’d spend seven of the next 12…

Trump is being defended by Foghorn Leghorn

13 February 2021 9:00 am

We weren’t long into Bruce Castor’s opening speech defending Donald Trump in his impeachment trial before we knew it was…

The political power of America’s First Dogs

16 January 2021 9:00 am

From the moment Donald Trump’s presidency began, he was lacking something. But Joe Biden is about to make up for…

The comment that baffled Boris

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Real men are not supposed to confess to feeling fear. But I am frightened, second time round, about the plague.…