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  • Writer's pictureRob Hunter

Ask Derwood - My dog is busted

Updated: Jun 23, 2019

This month’s letter comes from Marcus Foo of West Mexico, Turkey.

Dear Derwood,

My pet dog has recently become very lethargic. He shows little interest in fetching a ball, his nose is conspicuously dry and light-shaped, his legs have become bony, round and have halved in number, and he rarely moves unless I sit atop and pedal him. Also his ears have suddenly transformed into handlebars. I think there is something wrong.

-Marcus Foo

Dear Marcus,

Yes, a letter of some concern but I believe I understand what has happened here. As we have all done at some stage in the past, I suspect you may have confused your dog with your bicycle.

To check if this is indeed what has happened ask yourself the following questions: Is your bicycle much more self-mobile and barky than it used to be? Is your bicycle eating significantly more dog food than it used to? Have you been eating lead in the last few weeks? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, there is a chance your problem has been found. Switch the two back and stop eating lead or at least cut back slightly.

Best wishes,


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