Friday, 25 April 2014

Negotiation and compromise

So I am cross with Gail 'cos of the lack of presents from France. Given her lamentable record in this department, I guess you could say I should not have raised my hopes, but we WFT's are incurable optimists.

And Gail is cross with me because, in a fit of post-prison pique, I did not allow her to post any more of her holiday photos (those featuring a certain famous Bicontinental Dachshund) earlier in the week.

Readers will be pleased that Gail and I have decided to honour the spirit of Human Grandad, who was known for his quiet diplomacy and his skills in conflict resolution, and we have reached a compromise.

In exchange for a chunk of Sainsbury's best saucisson sec, I have decided to allow not just one but TWO photos of Gail with my godmother Tootsie and her lovely Mom.

OK, and one more of Tootsie then. She is totally adorable, for sure. 

PS Many, many thanks to Dachshund Daddy for saving the day with his camera, after Gail's ceased to function just hours before the rendezvous with Tootsie.


  1. Tootsie are a cutie. And dat treat looks yummy!

  2. Tootsie you are very cute :) They treat you got looks so yummy :) Milo & Jet

  3. Bertie, insist on a BIG chunk!!!!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  4. That was a great meet and greet and nice of you to allow Gail to show us and so pleased you got some sausage for your trouble. Have a fabulous Friday Bartie.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Bertie, what negotiating tactics you have! That was superb and look what you got from it :-)

  6. Oh yeah! We like Sainsbury's. We've never had any of their sausage, because the pawrents are big rule followers and won't smuggle it in for us, but we've had day old biscuits (cookies here) and some licks of other stuff. We still support the need for a bike basket.

    gus n teka

  7. We can not believe she didn't bring you anything back....but your negotiating skills worked perfectly. I hope you let her have one slice and you took the rest :)

  8. I can't believe your momma got to meet Tootsie in the furs and DIDN'T bring you!! I'm glad you got a proper tribute before posting this. The nerve!

  9. Tootsie is a cutie...I follow her blog. It's a shame you didn't get to meet her in person. That would have been fun. At least you and Gail found a compromise...I hope it involved lots of treats!
    Happy Friday,

  10. Don't you dare post those holiday pictures
    Lily & Edward

  11. Hari Om
    Bertie lad, I do believe you have found the perfect canine currency. Further negotiations required!! Tootsie is adorable though - even you have to agree... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  12. We are very glad that you came to a peaceful agreement and well Tootsie is pretty darn cute! (don't tell her I said but you are cuter)

    retro rover

  13. Glad you guys came to an understanding, even though we don't think you got fair terms, but one must make sacrifices for great food

    The Mad Scots

  14. Hmmmmm - my schnauzer eyes have glazed over after that picture of that meat sausage. Hope you get heaps of that!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  15. Crikey I sure would like a chunk of that! How good does it look? Hope you got a BIG chunk. That Tootsie Sheila does look cute ...

  16. AlwAys compromise for food mate...... Sorry to hear about the passing of HGD. Hope otherwise all is well. Dec x

  17. Bertie the way to an injured WHFT heart is via his tummy for sure. Thank goodness you and Gail have reached a compromise. OMDs Tootsie is A D O R A B L E.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  18. Love seeing your photos of France and meeting Tootsie.

  19. Bewtie, i think as aways, you awe so clevew..that deal wif the sausisson shawing is pawfect!!!! I gots to meet Dd, but nevew cutie Tootsie and hew Mom..
    Smoochie kisses

  20. Dear Doggy Godson,

    I'm so glad you were able to find a compromise. Thanks for letting Gail post my photos and for calling me "adorable"... well, I try really hard, don't I? :)

    There were questions on my blog regarding the route into Switzerland; perhaps I should prepare a dedicated post, if I can get the resident writer to help me type.

    Godmoma Tootsie

    P.s.: DD is glad his pink camera saved the day!