You would imagine, wouldn't you, that if one member of a household is quoted* in a new book, and he appears prominently in one of the photos in that book, then it would be that household member who would be invited to the book launch party?
Whether he is a human or a dog should be immaterial, yes?
It would not seem fair, I'm sure you would agree, for the dog to be left at home while his human, who does not appear once in said book, goes swanning off to enjoy sweetish white wine and a modest offering of sandwiches at Waterstones book shop on Friday night and to listen to her friend, the author Diane Morgan, discourse in engaging fashion on the history of Union Terrace Gardens, the topic of her latest book.
I suppose it is some small compensation that Gail's copy of the book does contain a signed message from author to yours truly.
On Saturday afternoon, Gail and I went for another sniff around Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens, pleased that this unique and historic feature of Aberdeen's city centre has been saved from the developers.