Thursday, 17 March 2011

Declaring a Royal Wedding-free zone

Whenever you feel you have had enough of reading about William and Kate, or in fact about the antics of any other members of the Royal Family (who, from a strictly scientific perspective, we might consider as a warning against the perils of too narrow a gene pool..... what's that Gail, why ever are you looking at me with raised eyebrows and muttering the words 'pot', 'kettle' and 'black'?) well anyway, please remember you can always find respite from all the monarchist brouhaha by visiting this blog, which I absolutely and faithfully promise will remain a resolutely wedding free zone...

And yes, we have had yet more snow in Scotland this week. It's SO complicated, this arrival of Spring business.
Back to work on my paper...


  1. WOWEE beautiful mountains! How the heck did you get up there? It's just an absolutely stunning view!

  2. Well, Bertie, after we told you a couple of weeks ago that 'March and April are often our rainiest months' we've been in the 80's (F). Supposed to rain this weekend. But that "Spring" scent of Jasmine/orange is in the air.

    You look very sharp on that snowy ledge.

  3. We're trying to be wedding free, but alas, it's difficult.

    Snow again, it is a complication to your Spring observations.

    XXXoOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  4. YES!! We are with you on that one Bertie. All this hullabaloo about royals marrying is just silly to us. Who cares?? Ya know Airedales are known as the king of terriers and everytime one of us mates up you don't hear a stink about that!! Just sayin'. Okay, glad to get that off our chests. Looks like Spring is still a bit away from you there in Scotland. We skipped Spring here in Phoenix and went right to Summer: It was 92 degrees here on Wed.!Sheesh!!!
    Happy St.Paddy's Day!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD and Hootie

  5. Bertie we definitely join you in declaring a wedding free zone. There is defo going to be one around our property!

    However, we did have a good giggle at this..... take a look. Ha ha ha.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  6. Over here in the US we're still not over Charles and Diana's wedding and that was way before I was born. And we are a nation that just said "No" to royalty right out of the box. I wonder if you put it to a vote here and now if we'd vote it back in. Humans, go figure!

  7. We know we can keep our blog wedding free for a while, but our house might be a different story. Our Mom and Dad got married the same year as Prince Williams parents so she is kinda interested in what goes on in their family.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  8. I am still thinkin about MY wedding.. Just sayin.

    That is a beautiful picture of your countryside.

  9. A Royal Wedding free zone sounds like a plan, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  10. hey Bertie,

    Oh. My. Dawg! You are living in my Heaven! Mountains and snow! That is what I dream of every day. Lucky pup!

    A Royal Wedding free zone is a great idea. Although I am intrigued by how one becomes King, as I often feel I am King of my Pack, but my human seems to disagree on that.


  11. My mom person is all a-flutter about this wedding. I'll have to come hang out here more often.

    Once again you look like you live in a magical place!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  12. Hey Bertie,

    We have your prince in New Zeland at the moment, so you are safe today as he's at least 12,000 miles away from you and your blog.

    How many of your dog biscuits would you pay me to keep him here to stop any wedding taking place? We could hatch a plan together, as my mum (who is really old) remembers all the fuss around the Charles and Di's wedding and how so many people went mad over this royalty business.


  13. It's good to get away...heehee

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  14. Its a deal Bertie~~ I will hang out here BOL Pretty snow pictures, Spring will be here very soon hopefully!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  15. Holy SNOW!!! Makes me miss my snow!! Will you watch the wedding on TV? I know she will make me get up with her to watch it here at 5am:)

  16. Bewtie
    Nawwow gene pool?
    It cewtainly does not apply to any of us pawfect squawe doggies.
    as fow the Woyals, sheeesh..we don't wead all that junk(much)
    spwing is complicated . one day flowews popping up, next day snow..vewy cinfoosing. you might want to incloode this con undwum in youw papew, but I'm suwe you aweady thought of that. Don't wowk too hawd little Bewtie. make suwe you stop and smell the flowews
    smoochie kisses

  17. Alright Bertie, be a wedding free zone but you have to admit that of the Royals, Prince William seems like one of the more decent chaps and I love those perky little hats Kate wears on the side of her head. So I am not going to ignore them, I don't think! I bet if they got themselves a WFT pup, you would have a whole new story to tell.


    Jo and Stella

  18. Doesn't look like you got too much snow: just enough to keep the walk brisk. We're finally getting some decent Spring weather [65-70] and we love it. No more coats! [That's mama; we never wear any coats except the ones God gave us.]

    It's hard to avoid The Wedding, even over here, now that what passes for news seems to be half gossip. Mama would rather hear about The Wedding than Charlie Sheen. In fact, she'd like a totally Charlie Sheen free zone to surround her everywhere, like the old Get Smart Cone of Silence.

    Looking forward to your scientific paper!

    Jed & Abby

  19. Bertie - Maybe you could arrange a canine street party for the great day. There might be cup cakes !

  20. Hey there Bertie-bud

    Ironically, it sounds like you are getting quite excited about the pending nuptials, BOL!


  21. Well, one thing's for certain - the upcoming wedding won't be NEARLY as beautiful and exciting as Frankie and Ruby and Penny's wedding last year!

    The Road Dogs

  22. Well little Bertie, we take it you have not been invited to the Royal wedding.
    We are assured our invitations are in the post!
    We so enjoyed your beautiful Scottish Spring pics!!
    Just lovely - and what a fine figure you are with the those snow topped mountains providing the perfect backdrop.
    love and kisses
    The Aunties xxxx

    ps we do hope there is to be no early cutting of your coat - we see Jake and Fergi are currently in the throes of being trimmed but remember 'ne're cast a clout till May is out'!

  23. Wedding schmedding, nothing and I mean NOTHING can top Frankie Furters!

    ohhh by the by, are you hiding some wings under all that fur? 'Cause I am sure there is no other way up that mountain, maybe your Mom flew you up in a helli-copter? hee hee

    woo woos, Tessa

  24. Well Bertie. Science sure does be very hard. I might stick with the wedding, it seems easier and I think they has cake.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  25. Definitely the view is so beautiful...The mountain and snow are so cool and I like you posing up there for pictures, you look so nice...^_^

    dog pens

  26. Bertie. We have a real problem here. You see. Spring has not YET ARRIVED! We've had NO SNOW and that's become a real problem. There are already wildfires. Bad ones. Over 10.000 acres burned tonight ... 6000 homes were evacuated ... 8500 people were forced from their homes ... all less than two miles from our Rescue Angel PJ. The winds are blowing hurricane force and the air is too too dry. It's bad. And ... we want SNOW! And ... so far ... there's none in the forecast. What is happening to Spring?????

    We are counting on you for answers. Do you do Snow Dances?

    Jake and Fergi

  27. Oops. Make that a 1600 acre fire. (Scientific and data driven pups that we are, we wanted to correct Moma's slippery fingers.)


  28. Bertie...surely you jest...A WEDDING FREE ZONE...Mumsie and I are MAD OBSESSED about THE wedding...

    I am helping to design the dress,dear just hasn't made the papers yet....

    As for the pot callin' the kettle black, what the heck is wrong with your gene pool???

    You are a wonderful represenative of your breed. At least you have a brain...more than I can say for Scruffy...