Monday 4 October 2010

King of the Castle (an Autumn Fantasy)

Sunday afternoon. Finally, it stopped raining.

But the weather still looked 'uncertain'. (Round these parts, that's code for 'could start pee-ing down again any minute'). So we decided against an exposed hill walk and instead went exploring the woods and gardens surrounding Crathes Castle.

We almost had the place to ourselves. I felt quite at home.

The Castle and adjacent land belongs to the National Trust for Scotland. Apparently the NTS are short of a bob or two. I have an idea!  Gail could buy it from them. I feel I deserve a country estate. Don't you think this would do nicely?
PS: You still have until Friday to apply for the field trip - see last but one post. BBB.


  1. Jeepers, Bertie, that's a lovely home! I think you'd look just grand as the Lord of the Manor!

  2. We think Gail should purchase it - it would be a lovely home for you and a great place for us to stay when we come over for the field trip.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  3. We'd love to live in a castle and have all those grounds to roam.

    On the field trip, we may take Gail aside and suggest that she buy it for you!!! And then we can all visit on holiday!

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

  4. Oh wow!

    That's so pawesome! A castle! Mom Princess should live there but it might not let her take all of us!

    Will this be part of the fieldtrip? Or maybe we will just have to wait for a castle tour. What do you think?

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  5. Laird Bertram of Crathes.. has a certain ring to it :)

  6. Bertie you already look like the Lord of the Manor, just think of all the wonderful pawties you could have in a place that size!

    Molly, Taffy and MOnty

  7. Oh its been raining here, mom took me out in the worst rain I've ever been out in, I had to push her out the way to get under the brollie!!
    I like the wooden walk way. Gail should start saving up, you could rent it out as a holiday home.That way you'd get some money back.
    Thanks so much letting me come on the field trip, wink wink, I have a suit case with wheels on!! It takes quite alot of weight. If you need any help with the prep, just give me a shout, I looking forword to it.
    See Yea George xxx

  8. Yes Bertie I do believe that that Castle will suit you and Gail just fine!

    I would have Gail make an offer, you never know!

    woo woos, Tessa

  9. I think that would make a fine estate for you Bertie! You'd have lots of room for visitors, too.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. Oh Bertie (notice I spelled it correctly!!! hehe) you look so good in the pictures with the castle right behind you. It looks like it could be your place. I think Gail should think about buying it and we could all come and visit and think of the FUN!! :-)
    We could have a Taco hunt!! BOL


  11. Wooos Bertie! That looks like a good new home fur woo, I think woo look magnificent right there!
    I want to apply fur woo class in the highlands,
    1- I am able to dig giant craters with just my paws
    2. I have midge proof furs
    3. weather does not bother me as long as it is cool, I also like the rain.
    Since I have been so neglected here, I think I need to go there.

    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  12. we could see you roaming on the grounds of your new home. Then we could come of for a new house pawty
    Benny & Lilycopygons

  13. Dearest Bertie, that is the very place for you. Just perfect!
    We could see your royal heritage shining right through as you roamed the grounds of your estate.
    Yes HRH Auntie Bailey was quite moved to see what a fine handsome figure you cut against the backdrop of the castle.
    love and kisses
    Aunties Martha and Bailey xxx
    ps late late late again.....!

  14. A real life castle Bertie! That is waaaaayyyy cool. You do look just like you belong there too.
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  15. Bertie my boy. You do look right royal and at home. Xceedingly clever of you to grow your own smart ermine coat too.

    Of course Gail should buy your castle back. Perhaps she should pay a couple of visits to inside the castle, 2 entrances fees amounts to the price of a house so Ma Square says.

    You'll be pleased to hear I've been practicing passing round my best flat hat for collecting all my tips... ready for our Rocky Road Trip.

    Wiry love your royal relative Uncle Eric.

  16. Imagine all the places to sniff in that castle! We are so jealous that you get tobwalk without a would run run run they would let me. I know how to come back when called but only on my terms...stubborn is my nickname. Woof!


  17. Hurro Bertie!
    I has made a post for why I want to come to your lecture. Even tho Stella already told me I can go and you just casnot argue with Stella right? BOL!
    The country estate sure do suit you. I has beed to one like it and thought the same. Maybe we could has one each. I bet they doesn't cost much right?
    ~lickies, Ludo

  18. Wuf! Wuf!
    Hey Bertie, Boffin, Buddy...Bestfriend...
    Maxmom said I can visit you today! Geesh, I thought I'd missed the field trip! Thank goodness for that...I am sleeping a lot lately and cant catch up on life. that castle! How about you and i do the puppy thingy together and rip up their lawns?

  19. Our Dad LOVES places like this! He thinks castles are the coolest! You're a lucky dog to get to see one up close!
    The Road Dogs