I just found the most adorable and awesome, er, thing: Bastardino, the “prickly pooch”.

Look at that irate face! And that spiky costume! It’s so cute! And it reminds me of Luggage from Discworld (which I’m re-reading and loving more than ever).  If there was a daemon in the real world, I’d like to believe Bastardino would be mine; trotting alongside me as I waddled and growling as I ranted. Since nothing of the sort actually exists, I’ve done the next best thing. Bastardino is the new face of this blog. For those of you who have wasted time noticing details, you will see that the brown-paper-bagged head has been replaced by Bastardino’s mug shot up there in the address bar. Yay!