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img_0904Huw Le Lytle answers all your questions in his column of wit and wisdom, For the Asking!

Huw’s for the asking!

BY Huw Le Lytle

In today’s questions

Curls and Cadenzas

Q: Dear Huw, how do you never have a bad hair day? Seriously, I need to know.
– Fiona, UK

img_0400A: Dear Fiona, first of all, I must say thank you so very much for such a lovely compliment. I am of course blessed with Bedlington curls, which can never go wrong. But I think the most important thing is not to let fashions or peer pressure to take hold. The only thing that takes hold of my hairstyle is Jeff when he hangs off the curls at the bottom of my ears. He enjoys doing this more than I care to mention and I now know the true value of the tassels at the bottom of a Bedlington’s ears. But as for good hair days, I recommend regular brushing and sleeping. This is basically my complete beauty regime. In addition, exercise is important, so I like to enjoy zoomies (especially the Ear Thing) so that I always have a natural volume and beach wave. Personal style is also very important. Because if you are confident and comfortable, your charisma will shine through, and you never have a bad hair day. So, on the question of style, I think this has to be a personal choice. Choose the style, don’t let the style choose you. In the Bedlington world I would probably be described as sporting more of a “lob” than the more conventional showclip. Yes, my hair is somewhat longer than the usual style, but I love being the only Bedlington teddy bear I know. And all the good hairstyle magazines insist a lob suits everyone. So I say embrace that extra bit of length and enjoy the versatility it gives you, especially if you have a terrier who likes to chew your ear hair and hang off your tail.

Q: Dear Huw, how do I stop the man across the street from standing on his front veranda in his underwear and singing at 5.30am?
Sleepless in Spring Hill, Australia 

img_6915A: Dear Sleepless in Spring Hill, this is indeed a disturbing dilemma – disturbing your sleep and, by the sound of it (in more ways than one), disturbing the peace! As an accomplished napper, I would certainly not be happy about having my sleep interrupted in this fashion. First and foremost, I would not recommend approaching the soloist under any circumstances. No persons singing in their underwear should be approached without appropriate preparation and suitable backup. What I recommend is to fight choir with choir and engage the canine members of the household in a glee club. Every time your neighbour starts performing, the dogs could respond, like the chorus in a Gilbert & Sullivan opera. I think something like the “Three Little Maids” from The Mikado would be most effective,  and then perhaps he will “decline to dance and sing, tra la la”. Hopefully, this will resolve the issue, and you will stop being disturbed by his “dismal sound” and once again “joy reigns everywhere around”.

If you would like your questions answered by Huw, please send them to woof@bethatdog.com or use the form below. He’s Huw for the asking!

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