A DOG'S LIFE

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So up they've popped again. They are as reliable as mushrooms in autumn. But unlike mushrooms in autumn they need to be bopped on the head and pushed back down again because otherwise they'll be encouraged and they'll multiply and they'll start popping up in spring and summer and winter and then that will be that and life as we know it will be over. They are the hazardous-drinking hand-wringers.

They are merely a subset, of course, of the hazardous-everything hand-wringers, the perpetual worriers on behalf of others, the notional carers, the patronisers. Their ostensible concern rests on two

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