Among the article's comments:
One doubts how far a true Bolshevik would permit his dog to be called 'Lenin,' 'Nicholas,' 'Trot' (for Trotsky), 'Karl,' or 'Rosa,' but he could not boggle at 'Tovarish' (suggested by a nameless reader) or 'Polit.' As a Bolshevik, he would disapprove 'Anarchy,' and he would regard 'Spotski' and 'Rin-Tin-Tinski' as frivolous and 'Nep' as controversial. But whatever he thought of 'Red,' 'Rufus,' 'Comrade,' and 'Cheka,' he would, as we did, fall down in admiration before 'Pecci,' which is 'President of the Executive Committee of the Canine International.'
'Saturday Competition', Manchester Guardian, 27 February 1929, p. 20.