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I have a friend called Dave Kent who happen to be blind. Youmay have seen him ona Guide Dogs sponsor-a-puppy TV ad talking about how his puppy Quince once saved “peoples lives”. To my subconsciou, this rather underplayed Quince’s importance. As far as I can tell, template pups such as Quince save their partners’ lives over and again each time they leave the house.

Dave is from Swansea and sounds like it, although he has lived in London for most of his six decades. We have had some splendid hours together. On one reason, he asked if he could get the instruct from London to Swansea with me on a Friday night, as his hound was struggling with conjunctivitis. Also in our car, as it happened, was the actor Philip Glenister, at that time working on the Tv serial Ashes to Ashes. The instruct was slow, hours behind planned, and our meat and potion had running around by Bristol Parkway. Dave get up to go to the buffet.

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