Monday, 2 February 2015

What will my Duthie Park pals say?


Gail, I am a bit worried about, er, about...

Yes dear little Bertie, I am worried too about Human Granny. We though we were going to lose her at the weekend, but today when I visited the Queen's Medical Centre she seemed to have rallied a bit and…

No Gail that is not what's concerning me just now. I mean I am of course very anxious for HGY, but today I wanted to discuss what will happen when we go back to Scotland…

Oh please don't worry your fuzzy little head about that. I know it's been a long time, but you know it's more important at the moment that we stay down here in Nottingham near Human Granny…

No no no Gail, you must stop interrupting and listen to me! I am worried about what my pals in Duthie Park will say about my new haircut.

Bertie, your new haircut is very smart. I think Maggie's Dog Grooming Room did an excellent job this morning, don't you? It looks neat, but natural. I'm sure your Scottish friends will be most impressed.

Well Gail, the thing is, I've never wanted to admit this before, but sometimes the rougher dogs in the park call me names and make fun of me for having an English owner. They even say I bark with an 'affected' whine. I fear that with my extended stay down here and my fancy trim they will jeer at me for being a 'soft southerner' or an 'effete English dog'.

Bertie what nonsense! I can't believe I'm hearing this. And you such a tough wee terrier. Whatever will Addi think? Time to man up! 

And remember you are shortly heading to NASA for your VERY SPECIAL training programme in preparation for Valentine's Day aren't you? (Ooops, was I supposed to keep that secret?) Anyway, I can assure you the short back and sides will be most appropriate... 

35 comments:

  1. you look perfectly coiffured to us and mighty handsome too

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  2. Oh that's so sad that your Granny had such a bad weekend, I still cross my paws and I hope so much she feels a little better efurry day.
    Bertie, you are beautiful, no matter what they say. That Christina Aguiliera is right. And if that pups laugh at you, laugh back and show them your teeth that way :o)
    Easy Rider

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  3. Bertie, you look incredibly dapper! Your new do will be the envy of all your friends!

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  4. Oh gosh, so sorry about your Granny. Our paws crossed tight for her!

    You just let us know if you need some back up at Duthie Park. We have your back and will be there in a flash.

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  5. We agree with Reilly. Hate to admit the fur stealers did and excellent job and you do look devishly handsome. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. OMD do you mean to tell us that you are BULLIED at home??? Well that will not be tolerated... We say... just PEE on them and Ignore their NONSENSE.. You are a BRAWNY LAD and that is how it is..
    Your furs stripping job looks QUITE MASCULINE , BTW.

    We have our paws crossed that HBY's Rally will continue... POTP fur her...

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  7. Oh, Bertie, you look handsome. And a shorter "do" will be so much easier to maintain on Mars...or wherever you are headed!

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  8. we are thinking about your granny and hopes for the best...we think you are just right....stella rose

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  9. Well, we think you look good. And we hope your Granny rallies more and your furs will have time to grow back before you have to go to Duthie Park!

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  10. I think you look very handsome. Who cares what some mean dogs at the park think? The girls will go wild for your new 'do!

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  11. Hari OM
    Bertie lad you look ruggedly handsome and as F&E say, you ought not to take any nonsense from anyone. You are doing a fabulous job of standing by your Gail and you must not think too far ahead. Deal with things in their time, lad... and now with that trim you can see clearly! Blessings and continued thoughts to you and Gail, hugs ad wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  12. Oh but Bertie you do look very handsome in your new furcut! Loves and hugs to HGY and Gail
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  13. I think you're lookin cute, but don't tell Addi I said dat ok? I only means it plutotonically.

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  14. You look very smart! And the 'hairy eyeball' look is very effective. You should try that on the bullies that tease you. It would be best backed up with a low throated warning growl. If all else fails, show em the flashy jaws of death! Remember, England didn't rule most of the world by being 'nice'.
    Bonnie n Kenzie

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  15. Ya is lookin' gud, Bertie... dey left ya a lil scruffy and I likes dat!
    But only in da most plutotonical way, ya knows???
    (Be sure and tell dat to da Great White Land Shark, okay? I don't need no grief from dat one!)

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    1. And we will keep yer Granny in our prayers...

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  16. We think you look very manly Bertie...no worries!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    continued POTP for HGY!

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  17. Crikey Bertie ..... you're looking good mate!! Bet you feel better too, aye?? Don't worry about the park bullies. You're a WFT ...... you're tough, mate!! Good to hear HGY rallied a bit over the weekend. Hope she continues to improve. We are still thinking of you all here.

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  18. Bertie, ya be lookin like a wee bonnie laddie...glad HGY is felling somewhat better...how ever we better keep the POTP going!

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  19. We think you are very handsome and the others probably are jealous cuz the girls dig your accent!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. Bertie- Aberdeen clearly needs you to return :
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-31095837

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  21. Bertie you look very handsome, certainly not effete!

    retro rover

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  22. Sorry I haven't been by Bertie. I think you look very handsome with your new do. I is terribly sorry to hear that your granny deteriorated, but I will keep my paws extra crossed for her. Humans are so worrying, aren't they?

    Thinking of you and Gail.

    Lickies, Ludo

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  23. Sorry I haven't been by Bertie. I think you look very handsome with your new do. I is terribly sorry to hear that your granny deteriorated, but I will keep my paws extra crossed for her. Humans are so worrying, aren't they?

    Thinking of you and Gail.

    Lickies, Ludo

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  24. Bertie -- you are dog as dog can be. Your new cut is pawsome. Very Bertie.

    So relieved to read that Human Granny may be rallying. We are sending tons of Power of the Paw. Thinking of you so much, Gail.

    All our love,
    Renee & Tootsie

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  25. Bertie: We know how you feel. Truly we do. We have our Aunt Marie, who is 100 + 2 months and we assist our Muzzer in a lot of human worrying. She just came back from St. Louis last night - she had been spending time with Aunt Marie and left us at home. Alone. (With our Dad)

    We think the idea of tea for Gail is a great one, and we think humans also need schedules and routines, they just don't always admit it

    Lots of terrier nose bumps from us to both you and gail, and kisses to HGY.

    Gus n Teka

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  26. Whew Bertie I cannot tell you how relived I am to see your WFT tail is none the worse for the stripping. In fact it looks quite handsome and MANLY!! Buddy don't worry about what the lads will say back in Aberdeen...I'm purrty sure they will be so happy to see you they won't even notice you are better groomed than they are. MOL MOL

    Please give HGma and Gail a hug
    Madi your bfff and Mom

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  27. You lok handsome as ever! Sorry we have not posted - technical difficulties trying to comment via phone while doing some HGD stuff ourselves. We're thinking about you and sending big hugs and POTP your way. We know what you are going through is ruff.

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  28. Bertie I think you pals in Duthie Park will think you quite spiffy with a coat so well groomed. Why from your ears to your tail you look top-notch.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  29. He does look cute, like a stuffed toy. Ummm... maybe don't tell him that?

    Monty and Harlow

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  30. Bertie, Sending love and prayers fo your human granny! We know all too well how stressful this time is and know how much Gail is relying on you!

    Your wirey pal,

    Just Harry

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  31. Jeez Bertie, don't worry about your manliness mate. Stella slobbers all over the screen when you're on it. Ow, owwww. Stellie, stop pushing me. Owwwwww. We'll keep paws crossed for your Granny. Take care. No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella

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  32. Oh dont worry Bertie, I think you look most handsome!!
    Makes me eww and awww when I see you.

    Wags
    Addi

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