All of this began with one woman’s humble little suggestion spotted by yours truly in a Sunday supplement magazine. The lady in question had unfortunately been obliged to miss the 10th birthday of a beloved pet. Rather than not observe the passing into double figures of her darling companion, this boundlessly devoted woman roped in a ‘friend’. Little Fido got his birthday cake with ten candles – complete with bib and tiara, although dogs are allergic to chocolate, and the cake was smothered in it – and the joyous occasion was documented in full for the lucky readers of The Mirror on Sunday.
The humility and brilliance shown by the senders of tips and photos to all those women’s magazines deserved to be documented, I passionately believe: and so Mock the Weak was born.