On a weekend when Facebook users were urged to replace their profile photo with a children’s cartoon avatar in support of the NSPCC*, I was reminded of a cartoonish experience of my own.
At 00.43 in the Cathedral City TV ad is a deerhound.
My friend has one of those. When we walked the dog down the High Street late one night, groups of drunken teenagers at bus-stops leapt out of the way shouting ‘WTF is that?!’, as if they were seeing a skinny, hairy horse.