A series of texts follows from Desperate Housewife to Hardworking Husband:
DH: "BOTH cars need taxing. That's really made my day. :-("
HH: "Oh bugger."
DH: "I'll do both now and then at least we'll know where we are."
HH: "Ok x"
DH: "Both cars taxed. Ouch."
HH: "Yes, never mind. Have to pull horns in even further."
DH: "Dehorned. None left to pull in."
HH: "We'll do what we can. x"
DH: "Put dog on eBay?"
HH: "Eat dog x"
DH: "Too smelly."
HH: "Shave, stuff, roast"
DH: "Oven temp for dog?"
HH: "Hot (dog)"
HH: "U forgot to shave him x"
DH: "That's why he's finding oven temp too hot! Doh!"
NB: No, we didn't eat him (and never will!) He's not going on eBay either. He loved having his picture taken on the work surface and I did wash the roasting tin afterwards. Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall says in the Radio Times this week that "puppy meat is no worse than a pork chop". Me? I'd rather be vegetarian.