Wednesday, 14 October 2015

One law for them…..

Fellow pups, does this happen to you too?

Your human comes home from work and takes you out for your evening walk. On the way to the park, she runs into a neighbour. They stop for a blether. It goes on and on. You growl impatiently but are told to wait. Still they talk. As if there was all the time in the world. Your tugs on the lead are ignored.

After what seems like forever, the conversation comes to an end and you walk a few steps further, only for your human to encounter a second friend. And once again. Natter, natter, natter. Yak, yak, yak.

When there are trees to be sniffed, gate posts to christen, squirrels to chase, your own friends to greet, fox poo to roll in...

Finally, just as the daylight is fading, you reach the park and are let off your lead. You race over to your favourite bushes. Freedom at last.

You've been away, like, a nanosecond, before your human is calling you.

"Come on Bertie, hurry up, no dawdling please, we haven't got all day you know"….
The cheek of it.


  1. Dat are purdy cheeky-- after all her dawdlin' and natterin' (is dat anything like yakkin' or gabbin'?)

  2. I just would try to look cute and get pets when my momma would stop to talk on walks.

  3. We have been on that bus, Bertie. It isn't fair. The humans can be so slow when you're trying to head off on a satisfying walk, get distracted easily and it ends up YOUR fault.

  4. Bertie mate, that would be the perfect time for a little toilet break, don't you think, hehehe. No worries and love Stella and Rory

  5. Oh well put Bertie, I nose exactly what you mean!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Bertie I have one word.... D E M E R I T S are in order and not just a few.

    Ohhh that last photo has a very beautiful tree!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

    1. Oh Madi, DEMERITS is SUCH a useful word when one has to deal with a human like Gail every day. I must thank you again for introducing me to it!

  7. Your park looks beautiful and clearly you were deprived of part of the joy - untethered for mere seconds after waiting so patiently. We have the same sort of thing happening here,, so we have no solution, only support

    gus n teka

  8. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, I feel ya.... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. Hey, I never ever get to run off leash outside.. so a nanosecond would be better then a no second. Just sayin'. Count your blessings my wirey pal!!!

  10. we are lucky - Mom doesn't know a single soul here in florida so apart from the occasional hello to strangers she never tops to chat to anyone. Maybe you need to move somewhere where she doesn't know anyone :)

  11. Oh yes, peeps are SO hypocritical sometimes!!

  12. "Sigh"...we understand Bertie,sometimes tose humans have no consideration for us!!!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

  13. humans!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. Yep. I wind up sleeping on the sidewalk til their done yapping
    Lily & Edward

  15. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, that's rotten! The whole point is to take you for your run and outdoors time...then the peeps go and talk up all your time. Ptththththt. Well, at least you have a beautiful place to visit! Lovely pix.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  16. That is just not right! You need to keep track of all that time she owes you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Oh Bertie, you and your endless complaints! Have you ever thought of keeping your sunny side up and being just a little cheerful?

    The Ever Cheerie Stella

  18. The cheek of it, indeed! Dachshund Daddy is the worst when it comes to this, especially when we are in his home town. Bah. Mom is really good about walkies, because it hurts her back to stand still. Sometimes we just leave Dachshund Daddy behind!

    Your Faithful Doggy Godmother

  19. Bertie - No need to worry. Winters on its way to Aberdeen and no one will want to linger for a wee chat when the wind blows. Come to that visits to your favourite trees will also be quick.