Monday 24 October 2011

A cloud on the horizon...?

It might seem to you, looking at these photos taken last weekend over in Torridon, that I was having a simply splendid time with Gail and her friends.

Well that was true, up to a point, I suppose.

But there was one new development that I am really not at all happy about.

I can't tell you more just now, 'cos Gail is extra busy this week and she says she won't be able to help me with my typing for a few days. But take a close look at the pictures below, and perhaps you can guess what might be worrying me?
Posing in front of Slioch
Breakfast time, and some new admirers: Angela, Sebastian and Alexander 

 I agree with Gail. Monopoly IS boring.....

Supervising Florian, as he puts the finishing touches to Gail's new sea kayak

Florian takes the new kayak (which he built from scratch!) on its maiden voyage

Don't go too far out across Loch Torridon, Florian, it's getting dark!

One can lose patience posing, even with the nicest of families

Sometimes it's best just to hide in the undergrowth

Can you believe Gail threw me into Loch Maree at the end of this walk?

At least all is well when I'm with my new best friend Sebastian

To be continued.....


  1. You look like you're worried that a storm is coming. That's what my worried face looks like.

    Looks like you're having a good time, but are you getting homesick?

  2. New sea kayak ? Where will you fit ?

  3. Uh-oh... Gail's taking up a new hobby that will either separate her from you more, or force you to get (shiver) WET!!! EEEK!!

    -Bat and Ruby

  4. Little ones make the best friends

    Stop on by for a visit

  5. Hmmm, looks like a ONE PERSON kayak! Unless - she's planning to add a doggy seat? Wonder what this means for you, Bertie?

    The Road Dogs

  6. Oh, oh, I know, I's the kayak, that's bodering you. My dad has a Kayak and there is room ONLY FOR ONE. Am I right, am I right?
    On the other hand, it could be the Monopoly.

  7. Things look pretty good as far as I can see. You are quite the handsome dog, my mom person has fallen in love with your breed!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  8. Bertie you don't think Gail will want you to swim behind!!she chucked you in to see if you could swim!!!
    Or was it the fact you where around kids!!
    I'll be back for part two
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  9. Clearly there is a jet ski in the works for you, Bertie, so you can zoom circles around that kayak!

  10. Hope you are going to be involved in he activities. Where is your kayak? Are those little monopoly humans going to give you any treats or attention. What a week
    Benny & Lily

  11. Bertie....uh....Gail's kayak doesn't look like it will hold her and a WFT!

    That looks like a great place to run you had a fabulous time....except the Monopoly.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  12. I can't imagine what you are worried about, Bertie! Gail always takes such good care of you!

    I just suppose some silly little thing, but I will be back for part two two morrow!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  13. I tried playin Monopoly ONCE... I chewed up a bunch of the papers.. and thought it was kinda fun.. butt fur some reason.. nobuddy wants me to play any more. SIGH

    SOOOOOOOO are you gonna get a little two legger boy or girrrrl?
    Are you gonna become a salty Sailor Dawg? Or... Well, I'll just have to wait to find out, I guess.

  14. Hi Bertie, we just can't guess. Maybe you aren't allowed to go kayaking. We will look forward to the next edition. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  15. You're better off keeping out of the water anyway at this time of year Bertie, it's nasty, cold, horrible and wet!

    deccy x

  16. Hello Bertie,
    We never can resist your Torridon pics!
    How majestic you look in front of Slioch, you do just make the picture!
    What great fun with the little humans - we hope they shared some of their human food.
    A tip from us to make these boring board games (or should that be 'bored' games!)more fun is to run off with some of the little pieces.
    You will find this liven things up no end................!
    As for Gail throwing you into Loch Maree!!!
    Does she know it is almost winter and the water is cold and wet!
    If you need us to phone the RSPCA just give us the bark.
    We are most impressed with the kayak although we cannot believe Gail intends to go in it!
    We are relieved to see there is no space for you - trust us Bertie, stay on the dry land at all times!
    We love that you are having nice snuggles with the little human.
    We will try to tune in for Part 2 just in case Gail has some stupid human notion to build you a kayak of your own.............!!!
    from your most concerned Aunties

  17. Hey Bertie,
    Monopoly may be boring for people like us, but it sure is Donald Trump's favourtie game :) Judging from the pictures you have little DT's in the household, lol!
    That Gail of yours sure is a fitness freak...thank goodness you have the stamina to challenge her. Your new buddy Sebastian looks great...give him some snuggles from me.
    Sending lotsalicks

  18. Sea kayak! Danger, Will Robinson! Make sure Gail wears her Mae West! Whatever would happen to you if she were lost at sea -- or lost at loch?! And there is sure no room in that kayak for you, Bertie m' boy. Is there a Loch Torridon monster? We prefer it when mama stays where we can keep an eye on her.

    Jed & Abby

  19. Your Gail's sea kayak is beautiful! Wow! Our mom's kayak is store bought. Are you noticing that the kayak is built for just one person?? Yes, they go out on the water with other hoomans, but no room for pooches in those things. Phooey!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

    ps-Our mom likes Monopoly & Scrabble. Not boring for her.

  20. HI Bertie

    Our staff have been away, something to do with Big Apples and we have just caught up with all your adventures.

    Sorry to hear you have had kennel cough, we do hope you are feeling tons better now. Our Welshie friend Pepper had kennel cough too last week. Sounds really nasty.

    Have a good weekend.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  21. Darling darling boy, Here we are...You do remember us don't you?(Archie wanted me to throw that in) Really we have been terribly behind,,,, taco day with chocolate almonds, hula hoops and lamb, Supermarket snobbery, WIRE FOX TERRIER FIRE PLACE THINGS( we have forgotten the word for them) kayaks for Gail OHHHH we could go on and on.You have been MOST busy.... On looking closely at you we have noticed that indeed you look quite grown up.. so much so( and I shudder to even day this) Archie thinks it is time for you to join in the boys poker group..... They sit around eating hot dogs and stuff and play poker... I of course do not partake in this AT ALL...... We are going to come up with a post soon.. perhaps the amazing pastry adventure...... Love your teachers form across the pond A+A PS we are pleased as punch that Gail is feeling better and that you such a good boy( you were weren't you?)

  22. Oh my, is Gail going to take her new kayak out to sea for a long trip? Without YOU??? I sure hope not.

    I is anxious to find out.

    woos, Tessa

  23. That look like a great place Bertie.

    However we are not too sure about this kayak thing. wee bit worrying!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  24. Oh my. This is embarrassing. We had to go bak this far to catch up. So. As we sit here on the beach (well, in the house next to the beach) we are about to embark on an imaginary sea kayak. With you. For a long voyage and adventure.

    Happy to be back in Scotland,
    Jake and Fergi