Xui is gambling again on the Thai Boxing Finals in Bangkok and Roland Poland learns a fascinating fact.
Do you know that the dog
on the stamp was a stray
that was adopted by H.M. The King of Thailand.
Talk about falling off the Co-Op roof and landing
in the Divvie!
Wouldn't have minded being rehomed with the
Queen when I was at Manchester Dogs Home.
Some folk live the life of Riley!
The dog to which our hero refers is Khun Tongdaeng - The Royal Dog. She was adopted by the King as a tiny puppy in 1998 and raised with a litter belonging to another of the King's dogs. In 2000 she had a litter of 9 puppies of her own and they all live with H.M. The King of Thailand. A First Day Cover was produced in 2006 to illustrate the activities of Khun Tongdaeng and her family. I have included a picture of this in Roland Poland's travel book.
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