Something else to mention – and which I’m sure you’ve already noticed and your eyes will be weeping, I’m sure – is the kilt. The proud MacDroughal clan came up with this hideous blend of tartan and paisley – they call it ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ – sometime in their murky past. Paisley and tartan were never meant to breed, but I’ve learnt the hard way not to try to educate Doff on this particular point.
In any case, I can ignore the kilt for I have no truer friend than Doffington. He has run after me more times than I can remember and saved me from myself again and again without complaint. At least, not much complaint. Or, I should say, not much complaint at the time. Frankly, Doff’s good at letting you know when he’s rescued you. That’s certainly one of his strengths.