If you’re less than pleased at the news that Boris Johnson is now leader of the Tory party – and therefore our new Prime Minister – there are a few things you can do. The first thing is to get out there and attend a protest, such as the one happening in London’s Russell Square tomorrow. Or, you could join a different party and try to make your mark through working with them. Above and beyond that – and if you’re simply consumed with unspent rage – you could let your dog have it at a mini BoJo chew toy. It’s not really a mature solution to sit with a gin and tonic and feel satisfied that Buster or Bella is going to town on a tiny blonde blabbermouth, but then neither is calling African people ‘piccaninnies’ with ‘watermelon smiles’.
For the pleasure of seeing this, you’ll only need to pay £17.50 from Pet Hates Toys, and you’ll be shipped your very own Boris dog toy, complete with downy hair and a pained expression.
It’s also available from MenKind, Scribbler, and Dogaholic Online. The toy is equipped with a loud squeaker, that’ll hopefully drown out the news of what’s currently happening in the country. Makers do warn, however: ‘Boris is not indestructible, so carefully monitor play.’ How right they are. Anyway, we have to find laughter in these times, otherwise we may just cry. For impartiality reasons, though, it’s worth noting that Pet Hates also make a Jeremy Corbyn, a Donald Trump (which has sold out on many sites due to popularity) and a Theresa May – which is actually on sale as she departs Number 10. According to their website, there’s a Nigel Farage coming too. Just don’t spill any milkshakes on it, or you could end up in trouble.