Monday, 9 May 2016

Ambassadog result: One lovestruck fox terrier...



Within moments of arriving for my Ambassadog interview at Prestonfield House, my heart was all a flutter.

Some of the others on the shortlist were frolicking with a ball, but I had no time to waste. There was one particular dog I was keen to meet.

I'd watched and admired her wee video. But when I saw her in the flesh I realised that nothing could have prepared me for such overwhelming beauty.

Oh my word was there ever a more fragrant rear end? It was love at first sniff.

Gail tried to get me to socialise with the other pups...

...but Fenton, the Sheltie from Shetland, was the only girl for me! Oh what a vision of loveliness! And yes, I was thrilled to learn she really is named after "FENTON!!!!" of YouTube fame. Such distinction...

I just couldn't leave her alone.

OK so the other pups were cute and stuff,

And golden retriever George from Glasgow, the winner of the Ambassadog title, is undoubtedly a handsome fellow (and surprisingly well-mannered, for a 'Weegie'…)

But oh I have eyes only for Fenton.

Saying goodbye was almost more than I could bear.

As soon as I arrived home, I was onto the internet and looking up timetables. The next ferry to Shetland leaves from Aberdeen Harbour this evening.

Can anyone offer tips on how to become a stowaway? Would it help if I wore my Shetland wool jumper?

PS from Gail: when Bertie has recovered from his overwrought state (and apologised to Addi for his shockingly unfaithful behaviour) he will tell you about a rather more cerebral adventure inside Prestonfield House.

35 comments:

  1. Oh Bertie, we're so sorry that you didn't win the title, but you did very well indeed to reach the finals. You're still one of the nine best dogs is Scotland - that's really something ! All was not lost though, was it, if you met the gorgeous Fenton !
    You're still the champ in our eyes.

    Love from Petite-Chose (who is French)and Inca (who is Spanish), two yellow Lab girls.

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  2. And they called it "Puppy Loooooove"
    So cute
    You are the BESTEST Ambassador for Scotland that I nose Bertie, can't believe you didn't win???? I finks there should be a recount
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. you sadly didn't win (why oh why???) bot Fenton won something... YOUR heart! how bad that she lives far away huh?... seems the seatlle movie gets a part 2 now... Sleepless in Shetland :o)

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  4. we can understand your over whelming admiration for the sheltie lass but you better hope Addi understands and doesn't jump in the tank and come gunning for you :)

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhh Bertie,
    You should have been selected as the runner up to George. I mean what if he has a prior engagement who will do his duties? At least you were so in love you probably didn't even realize George to the title. Fenton is a very very lovely Sheltie. Addi needs to find out what fragrance Fenton uses.
    You will always be our Ambassadog Bertie!!
    I purrsonally think it was a very high compliment to you and Gail being in the top 9. I know folks always say this when one doesn't win but it is true that was some tough competition
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. George is owned by identical twin sisters, so if one was busy the other could easily fill in and no-one would know. Of course Golden George will have to work hard, not having the advantage of a body-double!

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  6. Hari OM
    Well I have to say Bertie lad, I like your taste... I watched all those vids and if I had a 'second choice' from you it was, in fact, Fenton!!! Then the gorgeous Blaze from Skye... and on downwards to George as #9 on my particular list. I kid you not. Tsk. Shows what I know about ambassahead-hunting...

    You are my #1 still, laddie!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Well really you have been and will always be our ambassador!! And listen YOU FOUND TRUE LOVE Archie says try this, a nice bow tie, a quick brief roll in something a touch stinky and bring her a nice stuffie He says it works like a charm Love and a gazillion kisses Aggie and Arch

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  8. Bertie! We were shocked to see the news about the Ambassadog selection! We thought the Scots had better decision making powers. It would be much less expensive to feed you than some Golden Retriever! Just sayin' man. However, the lovestruck act probably did not help your cause any, but I am sure you have heard that already, and that may be what your were planning.

    Gus and Teka

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  9. Oh Bertie, I can't BELIEVES you weren't chosen!! You've been the best ambassadog there could be. But I'm glad you got such an adventure. Fenton looks like a lovely lady!

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  10. Could they be any more predictable, choosing the Golden Retriever over the wire. I mean seriously! How disappointing! Bertie - you are #1 no matter what they say!

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  11. BERTIE WHAT was WRONG with those Peeps??? HOW could they NOT Chews YOU to be the ambassador??? BUTT... DARN buddy.... you met the Woman of your DREAMS.... THAT is a BIG deal... we just HOPE that ADDIE doesn't find out and hop into the TANK and Come AFTER YOU... OR "HER"...

    Sorry you didn't Win the Embassadogship ... butt you WILL always ALWAYS be Blogville's Embassadog... AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR.... THOSE are BIG and IMPAWTANT Jobs.

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  12. You will always be Ambassador!! What a fun day with all those good looking kids
    Lily & Edward

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  13. Bertie, it looks as if you had a beautiful, fun filled, Day! We do approve of your love interest. It is easy to see how you could lose your heart. Please know you are our Ambassadog!

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  14. We think finding love is much better than a title. You will remain our Ambassadog! (Lady tried to Google the results last night but couldn't find them, so we want you to know we were thinking about you!)

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  15. George won ~ just a common name like George won. Why that is just not right. Bertie maybe your butt sniffing kind of took the Ambassadog title out of your paws. I think your got robbed. That Golden put that Fenton in the contest to distract you.
    So sorry I thought you had Ambassadog won.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Oh Bertie did Gail have the rack of lamb or the diver scallops??
      We are having lump crab cakes today.
      SWTS

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    2. Lunch was the one big disappointment of the day. Just a meagre tray of limp sandwiches...

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    3. All that effort for limp sandwiches! Jeez Louise I would have ask for some Cream of cep soup I think some mushrooms soup at least should have been served. Mushroom soup on toast we have a name for that. Don't Ask!
      SWTS

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  16. Oh gosh, looks like you are one lovesick pup ...

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  17. Bertie - If only you'd had a Glaswegian accent !

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  18. Oh boy Bertie, what a beauty Fenton is and we are sure Addi will be totally....ummmm...well hopefully her tank doesn't have long term missile range!! ;-)

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    ...who also think you should have won, but are sooooo proud to know one of the top nine ambassadogs of Scotland!!

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  19. Crikey Bertie .... You got it bad, mate! Mind you she is awful good looking, aye? Surely Gail will take you for a visit at least. Ferry rides are such fun. You were robbed, mate! I'm with Aunty ... You were no.1. Your Sheila was no. 2 and that big George bloke was no. 9. Scotland's loss, aye?

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  20. Well we were sure wondering if you forgot about Addi altogether! BUTT we understand cuz when we met Dory in the furs I thought she smelled so wonderful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  21. We think the Ambassadog peeps made a huge mistake, but looks like you don't even care! We hope you can make it to the Shetland Islands soon......

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  22. Oh Bertie, great to see you fall in love!

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  23. You do have the look of a dog in love. You obviously know how to find a girl friend. One sniff and you know she was for you

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  24. Bertie-
    How exciting! She is a beauty. We can see why you are so smitten. You need to plan a holiday adventure and go visit your new love!

    Wyatt and Tegan

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  25. Bertie, you're my #1 dog-god son! What a fun gathering. Ambassadogs, all. And no wonder your heart is throbbing... xo

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  26. Whut da woof? A sheltie? Whtiley usta always bark shelties... and collies... sed it wuz sumfing 'bout us lil scottish terriers bein' left to kill da rats and vermin and dem bein' all high falutin' and taken ovfur to England wiff da fancy pants nobility....

    Don't ask me... I's tolerated udder dogs, but da onliest one I've evfur really liked wuz Whitley...

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    1. And wuzn't dere a westie in da mix?? No pics of da westie?

      humpf.....

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    2. Well Finley, I'm afraid the Westie was withdrawn from the contest. We don't know why. We thought he was a strong contender

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    3. No Scotties or westies in da mix... dat just ain't right.

      And I's sorry, but when I thinks of tuff Scots, I thinks terrier... not an affable retriever.... just sayin'....

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  27. Nup - you were robbed Bertie. Obviously there needs to be a recount or somethin'!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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