Take a Walk Pudsey – Thailand’s Got Talent Too
I wanted to label this post Pi*s Off Pudsey – Thailand’s Got Talent Too but I thought the title might be a touch too strong for some people. Pudsey the dog is the latest winner of British TV’s Britain’s Got Talent contest. Pudsey is a border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested cross, and she and her owner, Ashleigh Butler, 17, danced their way to glory and scooped a winners cheque of £500,000 in the final of ITV’s talent contest. As you can see in the top photograph, the pair have amazing talent and what a fine
pair set of legs Ashleigh Pudsey has too.
Thai ladyboy singer Bell Nunita wowed judges and TV viewers with her stunning performances in last year’s Thailand’s Got Talent TV show and deep in the heart of Udon Thani Province, a young pretender to Pudsey’s crown as the world’s top dancing dog is shaping up and once again proving Thailand has got talent too.
Macki is a young Shih Tzu and the youngest of Wonderful Wi’s four dogs. He’s currently taking dancing lessons from Wilai and is certainly coming up to scratch, albeit more so with dog ticks than dance flicks, but give it a few more months and he could rival Pudsey for the lead role in the Broadway musical Slumdog Millionaire. However, Macki has other talents to bark about.
Hollywood is beckoning for Pudsey and owner Ashleigh with movies and TV chat shows in the pipeline and a possible appearance as a judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor talent show. And that’s where things could get messy because Mr Cowell won’t take too kindly to stepping on something Pudsey’s left behind. Yes we’re talking poo.
Great Western Inventions in Thailand
Cleaning up after a dog can be a messy business but young Macki has been involved in the development of a prototype house cleaning mop called a ‘Kop Mop’.
The Kop Mop consists of a dog and a nine iron golf club which is inserted inside the dog’s rectum. Hence the word Kop which is Thai for golf. See photo right. Click to enlarge.
Now, before Animal rights groups and dog lovers the world over email me with their obvious question I’d like to answer it here and save them their time.
Why a nine iron?
Nine irons are angled at about 45 degrees and are perfect for tilting the Kop Mop to clean skirting boards and awkward spots. The club’s angle also makes the cleaning chore ergonomically sound. That’s saved me replying to countless emails.
Another advantage of the Kop Mop comes from the dog’s sheer enjoyment with helping their master with the household chores. Your dog’s wagging tail will act as a cooling fan and permit you to scrub that dirty floor even harder.
Tip… It’s best to give the mop a rest when your cleaning duties are completed. They really do need it. Fun is tiresome. See photo right.
The one draw back with the Kop Mop is that when you practice your golf, your short game in particular, you do get a lot of soi dogs sniffing around your balls. Golf balls that is.
Finally, if any of you are still questioning the practicability of the Kop Mop then this may convince you it is a great western invention and perfect for use in Thailand. Have you ever taken a conventional floor mop for a walk? Of course not. You’d get some strange looks. The Kop Mop is different. Taking it for a walk is great exercise for you, fun for your dog, and the mop gets a good drying too. It also comes with other detachable mops as well. The Kop Mop is the perfect present for your loved one.
Piss off Pudsey, Thailand’s got talent too.
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Whenever I have the misfortune to happen across one of these ‘talent’ shows, I can’t help but feel those advocating eugenics have a very strong case.
DanPloy – I never have the misfortune of seeing talent shows. I avoid them at all costs. However, Pudsey the pooch was splashed all over Britain’s newspapers and as I read them from time to time I couldn’t help but hit on the story.
Thanks for your comment, I wasn’t sure if I’d get any for this one as it’s a bit of a silly post. Still it’s different and a bit of a change from the straighter stuff I’ve been waffling on about lately.
I’m left imagining further benefits of combining 9 iron with dog poo, although they would probably be limited to the hot and non-rainy season. If you don’t get on with your neighbours, and are an accurate shot, the possibilities are clear. Even if you do like your neighbours, you could probably take out a few unsuspecting passers-by, and the odd cat, before diving for cover. They won’t know what’s hit them. Or then again…
Clearly though, in rather damper parts of the year, the effects of swinging a club at a recently deposited poo whilst taking aim might prove rather undesirable.
Pete – Did I ever tell you the story of my nine iron.
I bought it when the house was first being built. It was (the house land) just a massive mound of gravel or whatever it is they use to raise the land. I used to take my nine iron and 12 balls up on the mound, it was like a giant raised tee. There were rice fields opposite which were out of harvest, all dried husk. I’d smack my 12 balls and then go and find them. I’d find most straight away but have to poke down holes (with my club) searching for the few I couldn’t find. This went on for a week or so and by then I was down to about nine balls. One night I heard the locals talking to Wilai and her family about cobras. I could basically make out the gist of the conversation. It turned out the last place anyone had seen cobras was right where I was hitting my golf balls. I haven’t swung the club since.
I’m off to Thailand next week. Maybe I’ll buy a driver and launch your idea towards the village as our house is the last one in it.
Thanks for the read and comment. When are you updating Frogblog Thaidings? Must be due.
Hearing about Pudsey the dog had me shaking my head. Why… why… oh why…
Catherine – Make that half a million why…why…why’s…Surely Britain’s got someone with more talent than that. Half a million quid is way over the top winnings for a dancing dog.
Actually I started on that guest post about Udon a while back, but have yet to complete it.
Back to the 9 iron – wouldn’t a wedge be more appropriate?
Pete – I hope you get back to blogging soon. That’ll make a lot of people happy. Frogblog Thaidings is one quality site.
A wedge into the wind could leave one with more than egg on their face. A nine iron has a slightly lower trajectory.