'I am a dog. I don’t have a vote, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have a voice. My name is Annie. I am a Border Collie. I have another name, but it is long and complicated and is only used when I am taken to beauty contests. My mother is called Kanga. She is old. My father’s name was Biggles. He died when I was only a few months old. I don’t remember much about him except that he was very kind to me unless I went near his food bowl. My mother says that he was a fast and deadly lover. ...'