13th November 2015 : Page 1


The Lady November 13, 2015 00:00





In this issue of The Lady : Dear Readers,
When did you last see a red squirrel? The sight
is now so rare that many of us have rather
begrudgingly come to accept the ubiquitous
grey as the closest we now get to Beatrix Potter’s
Squirrel Nutkin. But there is nothing charming
about the grey, the root cause of the decline in our own smaller,
bushy-tailed native.
Nor is there anything helpful about the National Trust’s refusal
to implement a proper protection
policy for the endangered red on
its land. It is a subject close to our
columnist Robin Page’s heart and one
I hope you will share and join in his
call for action. In the meantime, there
is always our cover picture to remind you how adorable they look.
Sir David Attenborough has spent his life calling for the
protection of our wildlife and, at 89 years old, he tells us he
has no intention of retiring. His latest series is a remarkable
testament to his youthful enthusiasm. For those of us whose
embrace of the animal kingdom is closer to home, we have taken
the strain out of what to give our best friends with our irresistible
Christmas Gift Guide For Pets. Surely we all know a little
someone who deserves a Louis XVI doggy bed?



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