In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, Kay Burley became the subject of much mockery online after she tweeted a photo of a dog in the French city, with the caption ‘sadness in his eyes’. Readers were quick to question whether it was an appropriate message in the wake of 129 deaths.
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) November 15, 2015
Since then, Burley has done her bit to try and justify the tweet. Last month she presented a section on dogs being able to read human emotions, concluding that the dog on set had ‘happiness’ in its eyes — as Guido noted:
However rather than draw the whole episode to a close, the segment appears to have simply spurred a frenzy of new canine tales. These days, barely a day goes by on Sky News without mention of a dog. Recent pooch stories on the channel include Kay Burley — who has three dogs as pets — asking: ‘Can dogs fly?’
Kay Burley is currently discussing dogs flying planes on Sky News. I'm not making this up #madnessinhereyes
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) February 16, 2016
Burley also chaired a debate after a foxhound was run over by police:
— Marc Abraham (@marcthevet) February 24, 2016
Just yesterday she interviewed the writer Joanne Roberts about her new book ‘Confessions of a Guide Dog‘:
— Uska The Guide Dog (@uskadog) February 26, 2016
In fact, Burley’s commitment to running dog stories has even attracted the attention of dog-inspired businesses:
Given that Sky News aims to focus on ‘top stories from business, politics, entertainment’, Mr S suspects that they ought to either change their mission statement — or tone down the dog content.