Monday, 16 July 2012

Is there a worse present giver in the whole wide world?

So Gail came home loaded with gifts of Swiss chocolate.

But what about something for me?

Oh. She's telling me all about how she visited a place in Luzern called the Rosengart Museum where she saw lots of paintings by this Picasso chappie, and she thought what I would like best would be a postcard of one of them...
Woman and Dog Playing (Picasso, 1953).

PS There are still a couple of days left for late entries to my Olympic event, Bouncing (narrative style).


  1. Well maybe she should have gotten something a bit tastier for you, but I do have to say I love that picture (mom speaking of course the hounds are saying What!). Did you know Picasso had a lovely little doxie named Lump? I plan to do a post on their story someday

    Urban Hounds

  2. And exactly WHAT did she expect you to do with THAT? Not for Eating Or Playing with....
    that only leaves one other thingy...

    I think a tad of YELLOW would be fine on that thingy, don't you???

  3. Good Gwief Bewtie

    I think you coold do a pictoowe of dog playing wif hooman that woold be mowe wecognizabull, but hoomans awe weewd, and evewyone shoold know she should have bwought you a tasty snausage ow a gweat toy, ow something, honestly, hoomans can be hopeless
    thank dog at least Gail is home and can make up fow that "gift" wif some good "Bewtie time"
    smoochie kisses
    pee ess Petey and I made up, you'we wise to stay out of silly stuff like that

  4. BOL! I am with you - the chocolates are more my thing! Welcome home G!

  5. Yea, that's just not right.



  6. So it's a chew-toy, right? did you shred it immidiately??

    -Bart nd Ruby

  7. ...She gaves you a PICTURE?! What are you supposed to do with that?? She's got to be just teasing you, right?

  8. yah, moms do that stuff sometimes. Addy and I will be sending in our bouncing writing tonight.


  9. C*ap present mate! I'll be back with my bouncing thing later.. Deccy x

  10. Bertie,
    I'm with you...I never quite understood that Picasso chappie...although the humans are always enthralled.

  11. Maybe you can use it for toilet paper...oops it looks like someone already did(snickers). I am sorry you didn't get anything better, at least tear it up and make a good mess with it.

    Loveys Sasha

  12. Someone should tell Gail they make CHEESE in Switzerland, a perfect apology gift for the abandoned-at-home doggie. As for a postcard that looks like a faintly humanoid figure trying to strangle a faintly canine-like figure - rip it up. That's our favorite activity for paper of all kinds. Now that would make an Olympic event - if it isn't already! We need to check; Abby would be a serious competitor in free style paper shredding.

    Jed & Abby

    PeeEss: your Bouncing deadline is July 18th OUR time, right? Not GMT?

    1. Hi Jed and Abby, thanks for the sympathy re the 'gift'. Yes, we'll accept 18th July 'your' time as the Bouncing entries deadline.
      Toodle pip! Bertie.

  13. What no treats Bertie???? Happy Tuesday to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Hi Bertie, we are only sorry we are getting too old for the Olympics but we will enjoy it all from our armchairs!!
    What is Gail doing bringing you home that postcard.............and she has the cheek to call it a present!
    Well you tell Gail if you can't sniff it, eat it or play with it then it is not a present!
    Then again maybe she will let you rip it up - your Auntie Martha likes to eat toilet roll tubes and we imagine a postcard will taste pretty similar!!
    love and kisses
    The Aunties xxx

  15. Bertie - In answer to your question, the answer has to be no. Did you get a biscuit ?

  16. Bertie, we hate to say it mate, but we think your present deserves a poop on the kitchen floor! Really, Gail needs to up her game in the present department. Sheesh! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. Woman and dog PLAYING???? Really?? You think?? Doesn't look like any playing I've ever participated in - I'm glad to say.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  18. Bertie! I fear momma's mentals are totally unavailable to assist me with an entry. Oh the horror!


  19. Bertie I would have thought with your magnitude of educational background you would have appreciated a Picasso postcard. But I must say she was cheap in not buying you the Picasso original!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot