Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Frankly, I would rather have stayed in

"Come on Bertie, chop chop! Never mind the rain, we have a lovely walk planned. Remember what they say. No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. Look, here's Hamish's old (but scarcely worn) jacket. Cosy, waterproof and a perfect fit."

Thus I was dragged away from the warmth of the study and into the deluge that was our Aberdeen Sunday.

Five miles we walked, along the River Dee. FIVE MILES! Can you credit it?

Frankly, I would rather have stayed in.

Especially given that neither Gail nor the canoeists by the far bank of the river were impressed by my on land demonstration of the Eskimo roll.

Are any of my fellow pups also victims of owners who insist on going the full distance, no matter the conditions?

And they say us terriers are stubborn.


  1. LOL we give our coat a good mudding when we are made to wear one. We wish this endless rain would stop. Hey Bertie we were thinking about your muddy escapade on the train when Gail had to try and clean you up. We have a company looking for funny stories about us dogs. Details will be posted on Thursday and all you do is send them the link and they put it on their social media sites. Pop by.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Not here, my momma are da weather wimp and won't take me on my walks in da rain or if it gets too cold. I mean, I goes out to do business, but that are about it.

  3. We're lucky. SHE doesn't go out in rain....doesn't like water on her lenses!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Re the Skye Doco: There was an interview with a dry wall builder and both she and the interviewer were wearing mesh bag-like head gear to ward off the midges.

  4. My dad says we got to go rain or shine, so why cut the walks short? My muzzer calls him a Puritanical Calvinist Spartan.

  5. Me? In da rain? You're joking, right???

    I don't do rain, I wuz born in a drought. I prefers my grass dry before I install yard art... why won't the humans dry it for us???

  6. But think of the lovely mud you got to roll in - no doubt followed by a bath when you got home. Of coarse you should have jumped on Gails lap while muddy - pay back :)

  7. 5 miles in the rain ! Presbyterianism must be catching .

  8. Momma believes in walking in all weather, rain or shine. I usually agree with her, but sometimes it would be nice to stay in until the weather is a bit nicer!

  9. That's a messy walk, Bertie! Good thing Gail doesn't mind muddy feet. I would have flat out squealed my way out of that one.

  10. LOVE the Coat Bertie... butt we are with you... we don't want to go out when ANYTHINGY is falling from the sky.
    F I V E MILES??? THAT is a LONG way.. wet or Dry.

  11. Oh brother Bertie! They will never understand

  12. FIVE whole MILES out in the yucky rain? How unlucky! My momma will only go as far as the end of the driveway in weather like that...which is just fine by me.

  13. Fortunatel our mom understands the difference between dry blue skies and wet gray ones. For the latter, it;s a quick trip to the nearby "pee bush" and that's it!!!

    Wirey love,

    Just Harry

  14. Hari OM
    Hmmm - considering I was out and about in the weather too, I think this is only fair Bertie... I mean, you're writing about it, so you survived, right? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  15. thats all our walks in the summer

    Stop on by for a visit

  16. Well....NO, cause when it rains here it RAINS. But you coat looks really great on you!

    The Mad Scots

  17. That coat looks smashing! We dont go the full distance, cause lets face it mom is lazy! Rain doesnt bother her but cold and snow, ugh! Its one reason she had a poodle and not a terrier

    retro rover

  18. Bertie it is a known fact that humans....consider themselves very very sweet like sugar...and they think they will melt in the rain. PS you look most handsome in your red jacket
    Hugs madi your bfff

  19. Oh so wet and moist out there. Did your paws turn black?!

  20. Oh Bertie, I am surprised that a hearty pup like you would grouse about a wee bit of rain.


  21. No, not mine. Tom and i go in good weather only