Lost weekly game of TV roulette. The cable went off, fudged the channels again and lost BBC World. What am I supposed to watch for news now? CNN is in a state of Indecision 2000 and the Times of India doesn’t exactly cover world news with much alacrity.

Lunchtime ponderings - on what criteria would you judge the strays round here for Crufts India 2000? Spread of mange, number of broken legs, number of fleas, ability to jump up and knock you off your bike....