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I strongly endorse Robin Hargreaves’s letter (A dignified end for beloved pets, 3 June). When I took my beloved elderly and frail dog to be euthanised, she (unusually) showed no reluctance to enter the vet’s surgery, and died peacefully while I stroked her and talked to her. I only hope that when my time comes, the government will have finally bowed to overwhelming public opinion and decided to legalise assisted death for people too.
Dr Brigid Purcell
• You seem to carry a lot of Royal Opera House ballet pictures these days (Light-footed, 5 June). Could you perhaps venture out into the regions a bit more? I understand that the repertory season at a beautiful theatre in the Lake District has just started and continues until November. They must have some fine pictures.
Programmes editor, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
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