The real ‘chien lunatique’

The arrival of a parcel from France caused great excitement in the Biddiss household. A group of fascinated hounds gathered round, hoping against hope that the contents would be smelly, garlicky and sausage like. Alas all canine hopes were dashed as Jane produced what turned out to be the prize for the most creative answer to the Animalcouriers May quiz: a T shirt and postcard bearing the immortal words ‘chien lunatique’. ‘’Could have told you that already, in any language you wanted,’’ Officer Oswald was heard to mutter in a huff as he and Amber, his Collie sister, returned to [...]