Monday, 8 October 2012

Quick HGD update + big thank you to M-T

Well, while Gail was away down south, I had a fine old time at home in Aberdeen looking after being looked after by Marie-Thérèse. She took me for walks and gave me lots of lovely cuddles, although for some reason, after I had a 'squirty Bertie' episode on Friday, she did seem to be carefully avoiding the bum area....

As for Human Grandad, he is still in hospital after his fall. Nothing is broken, but Gail tells me his face is cut and bruised quite spectacularly and he is ever more confused about things. I can tell that Gail is still worried, 'cos of the way she squeezed me extra tightly when she returned home last night.

I don't have any new pictures today, but in the circumstances it seems appropriate to show you a soothing one of me relaxing peacefully in front of the wood-burning stove in Torridon a couple of weeks ago. I would like to thank another lovely friend of Gail's, Dave, for spiffing up the stove so that it works much better than before and we'll be nice and cosy over there this coming winter.


  1. I do hope HGD hopes to feel better soon. Ah a wood burning stove; Mum LOVES them. she is like a woman possessed when put in charge of one!

  2. That wood stove looks blissful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. We hope HGD is better soon. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Thinking of you, Gail. I hope that your dad will get better real soon and that the confusion will ease.
    With love

  5. We will keep HGD in our thoughts

    urban hounds

  6. Hope HGD comes back home real soon.

  7. We will keep HGD in our prayers.


  8. hey Bertie,

    I am so sorry to read of your HGD. He must have been so frightened having fallen but I am glad he has not broken anything. How sad he seems confused about things. My paws are crossed for your HGD and my human is sending lots of prayers his way. We also hope Gail is doing O.K. It is always difficult to see a loved one hurting, especially a parent. Prayers and positive thoughts to Gail.

    "Squirty Bertie" - too funny! Poor M-T! She is a trooper for taking care of you so well! ;->


  9. It often seems that when older people get sick or injured, their bodies focus all the attention on recovering and so their thinking processes are messed up for a bit. Hopefully HGD will feel better soon and be less confused, too, as his body recuperates! Sending all our good wishes to him for a speedy recovery. And maybe some nice relaxation in front of that lovely wood stove would do him some good when he feels better? It sure looks like it would make just about anybody or anycreature feel better!

  10. Our thoughts are with your HGD and your mama too cuz it's hard when it's a parent having the troubles. Hope the squirting situation has resolved itself. Did that happen because you missed your mom and it gave you a tummy ache?

  11. Bertie, I Hope HGD makes a full and speedy recovery. My Mum's Granny is very confused at the moment and it does be worrying when things happen to them. Glad you is there to get hugged and make Gail feel better.

    congrats on being published, I will has to go and try and find a copy!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  12. Oh Bertie, you are the picture of comfort! We're sure Gail thought about you there in front of the fire while she was worrying about HGD on her trip. Wishing for a speedy recovery.

    -Bart and Ruby

  13. all our paws are crossed for grampy
    Benny & Lily

  14. It's nice to have Gail Home isn't it!? We are still praying for HGD!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  15. We're sorry HGD is having such troubles and are sending him...and Gail...a double dose of Wirey Zen and love to help get through the confusion and the anxiety.

    Jake and Just Harry

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  17. WE are sorry to read your HGD is still in hospital but that is the best place for him to be while he recovers.

    We love our wood burner, in fact Taffy is usually half way in it during the winter months. You will be all warm and toasty in front of yours.

  18. We're sorry to hear that human grand dad is still in the hospital. That is always very scary and hard for the family.

    Hang in there!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  19. Hi Bertie, I'm loving that burner, just mind you don't turn into toast!!
    Sorry to hear GD is still in hospital but he will be well looked after
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  20. Hope Grandad is feeling better and on his way home. Is Grandmom able to care for him herself? Perhaps you can find a helper for her if need be.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Jo, along with Stella and Zkhat

  21. We're keeping our paws crossed for HGD. We do hope he'll be able to go home soon. Bet HGM is lonely without him there. Next time, Gail should take you down with her. Bet your WFT energy and kisses will buck him up a treat.

    Jed & Abby

  22. Oh Bertie...we are so sorry your HGD had a spill!! It's so hard when they have a fall like that. We are sending our healing vibes to help with him and Gail who is probably very worried...take it easy on her pal, OK?

    Oh...Mumsie had to wash all the covers on the bed as Stan had one of those leaky bum issues this unpleasant to awaken to...

    Now, do NOT go to our blog...Scruffy has some stoopid unscientific post about my grandmother being a dinosaur...with so called pics to prove it.


    XXOO Miss Lacie

  23. Sending some healing vibes, prayers and Aire-Zen to your Grandpa. That cozy fire looks like it could cure anything...

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  24. Howdy Bertie, glad to hear Grandad is slowly on the mend. He will feel much better when he's home again. Glad you are giving Gail some much needed snuggles. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  25. Bertie, Mommy is saying a prayer for Grandad and I am crossing paws. I am sorry about your butt issues. You look so snuggy comfy all stretched out.

    Loveys Sasha

  26. Bewtie,
    I've been sending yoow Gwanddad my pawsitive thoughts. Pleez give Gail an extwa smooch and cuddle fow me, I know she must be wowwied, but you in the lovely wawm house will gladden hew heawt. Hope yoow tummie's all wight now and fowgive me fow giving Gail ideas about teef issues
    Smoochie kisses