Molly Carter (2006–2021)

My late mum’s dog (and, since 2009, my dad’s dog and companion), Molly, died yesterday, exactly 12 years to the day after my mum died. Molly was, as I’m sure you’ll realise, the best dog ever. We’ll all miss her. Thanks, Pups! See also: Meet Molly Carter

2,000 not out

To celebrate the 2,000th post on Gruts, here is a video of my dad's talented cocker spaniel, Molly, doing her Howlin' Wolf impersonation.

Setting the bar higher

I found myself in the unusual position of talking with a geneticist the other week, so I decided to seize the opportunity to ask the question on everyone's lips: how long will it be before we can genetically engineer a talking dog?