Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
The presence of the stick is insignificant next to the absence of the dog to fetch it!
There was this English chap called David Niven. He was a gentleman of the old school. He had the walking stick sometimes yes and always wore the beret. It should have been the other way around. If you wear the beret you must always have the stick but if you have the stick you can also wear the bowler.
If you have a dog you have to be careful that the dog does not bite the stick. If the stick is made of mahogany wood then it is the baton the marche. A delicate thing. You cannot have a dog. I am sorry.