Sunday, 10 July 2011

Burns the Harrier Jump Dog

I have the solution for Britain's cash strapped armed forces!

Cutbacks in spending have compelled the RAF and Navy to decommission their fleet of Harrier 'jump jets'.

Well anyone can see that it's useful for the military to have at their disposal something that can spring vertically into the air from a standing start and attack.

Let me introduce you to 'Burns', an American rat terrier and fellow trainee at Deeside Dog Agility Club.

This alert little fellow, despite legs shorter than my own, can leap several times his own height with no run up at all!  And although he has always been friendly to Gail and me, I can see that he has a fine set of gnashers, which could prove handy in combat mode.

Now I am no economist, but I am pretty sure that a Burns would be cheaper to run than a Harrier jet.

Just a suggestion Mr Cameron, to save a few £££££s and keep the country safe ...


  1. And when not keeping the world safe for democracy, he could get rid of vermin! Mr. Cameron should start with a dozen! (Burns is too cute!!)

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  2. Very wise proposal. Maybe he could help our space program that is coming to an end here in the US.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. Very smart Bertie!
    I bet he is the dude fur the job too!! Then your country will be in safe paws!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  4. As fellow rat terriers and pups of a U.S. Navy dad, Bronson and Pepper thoroughly approve of this!

  5. He looks very agile! I'd not heard of the breed so thanks for the education Bertie.

  6. Sounds like a great plan! But politicians being what they are, don't notice a good idea when it's in front of them.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  7. Oh Bertie you are one SMART as a FOX Terrier!

    None of the politicians would have come close to that idea! Besides here in America they would probably pay 3 billion for their own Burns. Since we pay about that for comode seats!

    woos, Tessa

  8. Burns is handsome for a rat dog, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  9. Bertie - Good thinking! We knew you were good at science, but WOW - an economist and military strategist, too!
    We think Burns is adorable!

    The Road Dogs

  10. Swell idea, Bertie! Do you know exactly how high he can go in one lift-off? That would be handy to know if you are gonna sell this idea.

    Cheers and hugs,

  11. Bertie...we think that is a very smart idea! A dozen of those little guys together would keep any country under control!!!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

  12. I believe an examination in terrier technology in general would be beneficial as we all know that they are spring loaded.


  13. That's such a good idea. I'd feel safe if I knew 'Burns' was part of our national defence systems.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  14. And he is very much more cuter than a harrier....

    Heeheee....a Harrier Terrier!

  15. Wasn't it a dog like this in cartier Bresson's famous photograph? Like a dog with springed paws!

  16. good idea Bertie, I think you should run for MP ;) I can't believe that he can jump higher than you!!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  17. You are brilliant (and we are back. Sort of)

    Jake and Fergi (who LOVED Ponca City ... we've pictures to prove it ... and someday you'll see what we mean!)

  18. ...that was a brilliant idea! Good luck! :)
    Dog Fence