Dear Blossom, Mummy would really like to get a British Bulldog and call him Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Albus for short. However, you seem incredibly insistent in your love of soppy dogs that I propose a compromise – we get a Westie – name still to be decided. I think that’s as cute as I can possibly go. Deal? Dear Bubbles, heads up, we’re dog people and with the current pet negotiations it would be really helpful if you didn’t turn out to be a cat lover. I have a few tricks up my sleeve to steer you in the right direction and bedtime renditions of Emily Gravett’s ‘Dogs’ will commence as soon as you can keep your eyes open long enough. Dearest Daughters, looking forward to mother-daughter dog walks with you two, just as soon as your legs are long enough.