Last week I had a terrible brush with reality TV – I had been asked to go along to a doggie dinner party with my Labrador (Tynor) to be filmed by Sky One for what I had been told was a DOGumentary – which I suppose by all accounts it was, HOWEVER, I was NOT expecting cameras to be rolling as I walked in the door!!!
Yes indeed, I quickly figured out that this was a type of reality TV concept (I should have known!)… and the doggie dinner party went from bad to worse! Firstly the "hostess" apparently didn't like Labradors, so we were banished to the corner!
Secondly, the food that had been baked for the dogs (chicken liver cake and peanut "pup" cakes) was served AT NOSE LEVEL, but they weren't allowed to touch as not everyone had arrived yet… although we humans were told we were welcome to dig in (bleurgh, chicken liver cake?…not likely!!)
THIRDLY we then had to sing Cum-Bah-Ya (or however you spell it) along to a guitar!!… mortified was an understatement!!!
I think my face will tell you everything when you watch it … I was clearly bemused by mini dogs in dresses and rather neurotic owners! The camera crew told me they caught my face as I tried one of the "pup cakes" ….they said it was hilarious – we shall see!!!
After the ordeal was over, just to top it all off, I was taken into the hallway for a private interview on camera!! Goodness knows what will come out in the edited version – all I can say is, you will be able to tell that I was clearly in a state of shock!
So enjoy, all I can tell you is that the series starts on Sky One at the end of October and the episode I am in that we filmed today is on during December! There is absolutely no doubt, that this won't be great viewing ….both for dog lovers and not!… but perhaps I'll keep this episodes date top secret!?!