Only in your super, soaraway Eastcliff Richard! Each week Thanet's new Labour leader Derek Hartorah sees what's coming in his crystal ball, politically speaking!
When our faithful poodle Richard passed over into the spirit world this week we were devastated. These wonderful creatures give so much comfort and love but are only with us here in the physical realm for a short time. Ten years seemed to go so quickly.
But I am here to assure you that, like us, they live on. Recently I felt Richard's presence during a book signing in Cliftonville. It seemed he was jealous of the Irish Wolfhound, Iris, that I acquired after he passed over. Iris is a very different kind of animal. She's more of an affectionate show-off than Richard and seems inclined to learn all manner of tricks. Her rather chirpy disposition has not endeared her to the other dogs in the area though, and only the other day I had to chase away a stout little Jack Russell who seemed intent on shafting poor old Iris up the poo-chute.
Richard came to me again the other week, over lunch at the Beano caff, and informed me that, sadly, Iris would soon be joining him in the after life, and that my next dog would be a Pomeranian called David.
That's enough Derek Hartorah - Ed.