You may remember my little piece about our cats, secretly rehearsing their 'Formation Sleeping' routine for the 2012 London Olympics.

Well, this new olympic sport is apparently catching on and spreading fast. During the closing days of 2008, our dogs have taken up this tricky discipline and are practising determinedly.

Who knows where this new craze will crop up next or where it will end? Let's hope, anyway, that the self-appointed UK team will have perfected the routine in time for the Games.

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