October 1st, 2005 at 03:08pm
Nattie, the lovely little recently-bathed doggie, managed to get on the midday news.
Nattie’s bark is one of the few noises that is capable of penetrating any wall in the house, and she just happened to be barking as I was finishing up the midday bulletin for Australian Independent Radio News (and before you ask, no, it is not part of my contract to link to them constantly). Upon listening to it again I also noticed Nattie’s squeaky ball can be heard under my voice at one stage just after her barking.
All of these were background noises, and you would have to be listening carefully to notice them, but they are there.
This effectively makes Nattie a “National Dog”, having previously been heard in the background on a couple of my calls to 2CC, and possibly seen internationally, with her picture appearing on this and a couple other websites.
I think “Nattie the National Dog” or “National Nattie” sound good.