Tuesday, 4 June 2013

A career development opportunity...?

Oh this is so exciting. I simply can't wait for September. Is it really still three months away?

Friends, do you remember that last year I went on a geological field trip with Gail and her colleagues?

Unbelievably good fun  educational.

Well it seems there could be another field excursion opportunity coming up.

At first I thought I would not be allowed to attend this year, as the human participants will be sharing bedrooms in the hotel on Skye.

But guess what? Gail's splendid boss Alison has volunteered to share with the both of us!

Isn't this just the best news ever?

So I couldn't believe my flappy little ears when I overheard Gail saying to a friend that she feared it - the rooming together business that is - might be a "career limiting move"....

Now. Regular readers of this blog might have the impression that, because I occasionally criticise my owner, I am not grateful for all that she does for me.

But of course I am grateful, deeply so, and I am thrilled that now I may have the chance to do something positive for Gail, and give her prospects at work a boost by making sure her manager has a truly 'special' time when we are all sharing a bedroom.

Do you think Alison would appreciate me woofing a lullaby? I am sure she would love to have her ears licked in lieu of an early morning call. Perhaps she will bring along some favourite clothing that could do with a few extra ventilation holes? At the very least I shall help her unpack her suitcase and endeavour to reduce any papers she has brought along to a more manageable size.

Fellow pups, I am confident you can help me with some further ideas for making a lasting impression on this very important lady, in such a way that will reflect well on my beloved human of course...

Stop press from Gail: due to difficulties in finding a suitable hotel on the Isle of Skye, the accommodation has been further downgraded to bunkhouse dormitories and Bertie's participation in the field trip is hanging in the balance. Watch this space.. .


  1. Oh Bertie. Everything was career enhancingly wonderful until that last paragraph. Difficulties in finding a suitable hotel on Skye ?

  2. Bunkhouse?? Oh well Bertie, there should be loads of room for you there. And you can impress EVERYONE!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Tell Gail to camp! It's so much more exciting and less snoring potential than a bunkhouse!

  4. OMD Bertie, Gail has got to find a way for you to go. We think Alison would be thrilled with all the things you suggest. May be some muddy paws prints on her clothes would be a nice parting touch for her to remember you by. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Betie, you have got to go! So so exciting. I bet your Momma's boss would love it if you stole her undies in the morning!

  6. oh bertie we sure hope you can go it must make it so much more fun for the other participants to have you there
    urban hounds

  7. I hope you get to go, Bertie. You could only be a positive addition. I will try to think of a few more "helpful" things you could do.

  8. BERTIE BUDDY!! THIS is marvelous... you have the opportunity to IMPRESS Gail's BOSS. She will no doubt give Gail a BIG PAWMOTION and a HOOOOOOGE RAISE... Just to show her appreciation. THINK of all the SNACKS and TOYS that will buy!! OH YES... you should make a LIST of all the NICE thingys you are going to do fur Alison.

  9. Schmoozing with Alison will definitely get mom some brownie points
    Benny & Lily

  10. This opportunity to show the boss who is the boss sounds fabulous! We will keep our paws crossed that it all works out!

  11. Oh Bertie....this is great! But just don't hide Milk Bones under her pillow!


  12. Oh dear Bertie, all paws crossed that the accommodations work out for you...I know you'll be a super special help to Gail and her boss if you get to be there with them

  13. Hari OM
    Midges? MIDGes? Heavens above ever heard of 'OFF!" Campervan - splits the difference between hotel room and tent. Some incense burned before sunset will help in the fumification and demidgification and add to the upliftification. Which makes for a triple-doozological-gail'n'bertie-vacation!!! Keep us posted...Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  14. Bertie, I will cross paws that everything works out. I am sure after spending time with you, your Mom's job will be changing very soon.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Oh Bertie, The trip will be most better if you are there. I mean how can they have any fun without you?? hopefully it works out otherwise you can come hang out at my new house. NO Miss bossy pants here BOL

    Ps. dont worry, I have moved but...I WILL be round!!! ☺

  16. All excellent moves to help your Gail get promoted. Sure hope you get to make the trip too.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie

    ps-Hootie thinks you might hunt down a mole or ground squirrel and present it to Alison for a special treat! That will win extra points for Gail. :)

  17. What's the matter with Gail?! I thought she was 'ard?! Take a tent. Problem solved. Deccy x

  18. Berrie downgrading to bunkhouse might work in your favour. Think of yourself as a hot water bottle or a good foot warmer:)
    Of course you would only do this for Alison :) Gail would understand.
    George x

  19. Bertie
    Mom says to tell you to way your sweet little Terrier tail and Alison, bat your lovely eyes and ever so gently whisper sweet nothings in her ear....she will be putty in your paws for sure.
    Hugs Madi your very late bFFF
    Nighty nite

  20. MOL WAG (not way) your sweet little Terrier tail
    Hugs madi

  21. Oh Bertie, just remember to smile, wag and give lots of kisses. You can win over anybody!!


  22. Do hope your field trip goes ahead Bertie.

  23. Assuming you still want to go, young Bertie [do midges bite doggies?], we think bunk houses make your case stronger. You can handle vermin control [bunk houses always have mice - and spiders] AND you can stand guard to protect the ladies' virtues from those rough Scottish cowboys.

  24. Our paws are crossed, Bertie, but in case it doesn't work out ... we know a good dog sitter!


  25. Bertie, I sure hope the trip works out. If it does, I'm sure your bouncing will impress Alison. (One option would be to bring a tent for you and Gail to sleep in -- way more fun than bunk beds!)