Two shaggy dog stories have come to our attention this week.

Be on the lookout for Churchill CDs going cheap. It seems that a courier was delivering a number of Churchill's Bakshelf Dog CDs to the National Canine Defence League, when he left his bike for a moment. You've guessed it, someone nicked the CDs while he wasn't looking.

Our second story has a happier ending. Mischievous mutt Max has been sent to the doghouse after nearly burning down his owner's home. The boxer pup set the blaze by igniting the gas cooker with his paws as he tried to gobble up food on the hob.

Fire restoration firm Munters have now presented Max with his very own "dog house".