There are plenty of open spaces to take your dog in Guernsey and quite a number of beaches where they can run free.
Indoors is a different matter and, sadly, we do not emulate our French neighbours in their willingness to welcome animals into shops and restaurants.
For a list of dog-friendly pubs, hotels and bars on the island, click here.
The short poem below is of a type known as a Double Tetractys, a form invented by Ray Stebbing, that consists of five lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
syllables (total of 20) followed by an inverted syllable count of 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.
the ripe sea wind:
celebrate your body like a young dog.
Oh how my heart fills up with tears to see
you, who was so