Feeding politicians to the dogs

Reuters reports from Wellington that “a pet food company has come up with a novel way of gauging the public mood ahead of the New Zealand’s general election… Masterpet has made rubber chew toys for dogs with likenesses to the two politicians vying to run the country after the November 8 election.”

The company has promised to make its sales figures available for pundits to chew over.

Wonder if this will inspire the pollsters tracking the American and Canadian elections.

On a similar subject, I recently walked my Scottish Terrier past a house with a lawn sign supporting the Green Party. Bridget chose to fertilize the patch of lawn directly in front of the sign. I scooped using a biodegradable bag.