Sunday 15 August 2010

Party for her, prison for me...

It's not fair.

I blame Hamish.

I'm sorry but it's true. Just because my esteemed predecessor threw a bit of a tantrum when the train down to Nottingham got delayed last year (you can read his version of events if you follow this link). Oh and something too about me being 'immature' and even 'bouncy'. Anyway, it seems that Gail has decided to leave me behind when she travels by train.

Well no. It's actually worse than that.

I get put in prison for three days. This is the prison.
Isn't it horrible. And all for the crime of being too bouncy. Disproportionate or what?
Meanwhile Gail gets to see all her family.
Including her lovely and so-generous-with-the-doggie-treats mother. There was a big party to celebrate my human Granny's 80th birthday. Everyone was there. Except me. Who was in prison. I just had to make do with the photos. No-one even saved me any birthday cake. Not that I'm sore or anything you understand...
This is human Granny and her two grandchildren. I haven't yet met the grandchildren. They have a poodle called Izzy and a pony called Eva. I haven't met them either, although, from reading back through Hamish's blog, I gather that Izzy is a bit of an air-head who puts nail varnish on her claws....

You might be wondering who this fine fellow below is....(Yes it's me on the left, obviously, I know you know that).
The other fox terrier's called Riley. He's a year old, and apparently originates from the same breeder as me (Granddach Terriers). We met him at the end of a walk in a wood near the prison, soon after I was released. He's very handsome and friendly. I guess we are probably related somehow. Well at least it would be nice to think that I did meet up with some family too this weekend......


  1. Oh dear, poor little Bertie, you would think they might have given you community service instead of prison!
    What with you being so young!
    The humans looked as though they were having the best of times - well as good a time as you can have without a dog!
    Your human granny is looking wonderful at 80 years and we are sending our best basset wishes.
    The grandchildren look lovely too ... just wait until they meet you!
    We can only hope that Gail is feeling so rightfully guilty that she came home with a pocket full of your favourite treats!
    Riley looks very handsome! We are sure you must be related.
    Off to have our dinner know.....
    love and kisses
    Your Adoring Aunties xxxx

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    Licks of Love,


  3. Berti
    That is just AWFUL!! I mean leaving you in prison like that for what?? Being a bit bouncy!! Geeezzzz... HUMANS!!! I hope Gail brought you home treats in place of that delicious cake there!! Happy Birthday to Grammy!! And Riley looks very cute but cant hold a candle to you!!!


  4. She must have had a dreadful time without you. I'm sure it was just a horrible mistake in judgement and won't be repeated. I know if I had a Bertie I could not possibly enjoy a trip without him and I'm sure it's the same for Gail. Nice looking relative you have, there, though.

    wags, Lola

  5. Happee Birthday granny. Oh Bertie, the nerve putting you in a ...kinda nice looking prison with friends? Hmmmm...
    Benny & Lily

  6. Life is soooo unfair sometimes. Why, you would have livened up that party! Prison, that's a bit steep. We go camping.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  7. Gosh, prison looks kind of harsh. Were you on bread and water?


  8. Bertie,

    This is so not fair and we don't think Hamish would approve one little bit.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  9. Next year, I'm sure you'll attend your Grandma's birthday party, Bertie! But no cake saved? A bit harsh:-)

    Your buddy,

  10. OMD Bertie boy, what did "she" do? Prison? Ruff, really, looks like you were sent to work at a old rock castle! This is terrible, you deserve justice! To top it all off there was no cake or treats? This will never due. That is it. Get on a plane right now and stay with me until your Mom misses you properly and begs for you to come home!

    I will be waiting for your plane to arrive!

    woo woos, Tessa

  11. Bertie - You poor wee thing. The heartlessness of it all. You'll just have to sit in the kitchen and stare at the cupboard where the biscuits are kept - there's a 50/50 chance that guilt might improve your chances of a treat ..or two.

  12. Oh Bertie that must have been terrible for you, make sure Gail eats hummble pie, and makes it up to you this weekend, make sure its on your terms to.
    See Yea George xxx

  13. Bewtie my sweet

    I am howwified that pwison looks impenentwable and cold..I'm so glad you somehow manged to suwvive youw incawcewation thewe and i feel pawticoolawly bad fow youw bootiful gwammie and cousins that they missed the pleasoowe of youw delightful company..being bouncy in a majow asset in my book.
    I'm glad you saw at least one welative
    smoochie kisses

  14. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....UNFORGIVABLE..HOW DARE SHE..listen did you have heat in that joint? any food?? AND DID YOU SEE THAT CAKE??AND YOU DIDN'T GET ANY?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE HUMANS?? OKAAAAAYYYYY we are going to have to REALLY speed up the training here... You may need to advance forward to chapter 23... how to get even with your Pack Leader(PL) beginning and advanced techniques.. Listen she asked for this....Love your pals A+A you should have called me on my cell We could have tried to spring you...

  15. I am surprised your parents haven't been arrested for imprisoning you. Aren't there laws in Scotland or do they wing it there with criminals like your parents? It's enough to make you want to poop somewhere in the house. I propose you begin a bad habit like whining or something just as annoying and when they ask where you picked up such a horrible habit, say "PRISON!" that will show them!

    Love, Dozer and Coop

  16. Dear Little Bertie, just to let you know that 'attractive' is indeed a most suitable adjective to describe your dear Aunties.
    Waddling - especially in the same sentence as - duck - is not!
    We do prefer to think we have a wiggle on!
    We trust you are having a good day given you are filled with the optimism of youth.
    Enjoy your bounce/walk with Gail today. We hope you find something wonderful to roll in.
    Your adoring Aunties xxxx

  17. Oh Bertie!
    I'm so sorry about the prison thingy...but you seem to have survived! Are you on parole now?
    By the way - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to granny!!! That sure is a milestone - not quite for bouncy lads like you, but give a few months you should be 7/8ths of the way!
    I loved your previous post, by the way! There really is absolutely no better uplifter than a walk with your dog.
    Oh, another thing...I like 'overshare', so don't let that stop you! he-he!
    Sending lotsaluv

  18. Ahh Bertie. At last. You've developed springs! And putting you in that doom laden prison for that. Remember Gail has to pay for that terrier torture. And. From the look of your leggeds they tortured you on the legged stretchers.

    The leggeds had a similar incarcaration for a birthday last weekend too. Wish I'd know you were inside, I'd of tried to spring you. After I'd sprung myself. We could of yomped over to bounce around with Riley.

    Wiry love Uncle Eric