22nd December 2005 14:15Just a reminder to all to think long and hard about gifting any pets for christmas, the pounds are already full with unwanted dogs and puppies and the people who rescue them are under pressure to save them from being euthanised as many pounds close over xmas. Any pet, whilst a novelty at christmas, is an extra burden come the new year. Please please think long and hard about it. I am not preaching, but I do volunteering work myself with pound dogs and I know the realities first hand. And if you must buy a puppy, please make sure that it is not from a puppy farm, or better still, consider the little pound puppies who have no homes. Thanks all, no offence intended, just a little reminder is all. A happy Christmas to you all. G.