Monday, 17 October 2011

Disappointment on Bennachie...

Bennachie - a distinctive Aberdeenshire landmark topped by an ancient hill fort

So on Sunday afternoon Gail and I went out for a walk up Bennachie with her friend Ian the oil man, home for a week from Dubai.

In such a glorious sunny October weather, you would have thought nothing could possibly spoil the day.

You would be wrong.

When Ian stopped for a sandwich half way down I minded my manners and waited patiently. (I hope that Michael is reading this...)

Then, I caught a whiff of Marks and Spencer's salt marsh reared lamb on the gentle autumn breeze, and moved just a wee bit closer to Ian.

Now I know that Ian is missing his two Westies, Florrie and Lucy, who are currently lodging with his son Jonathan whilst Ian is working abroad.

So I was utterly confident he would be unable to resist my pleading eyes, framed by my cute, fuzzy little face.

Oh I am so disappointed to have to report that he was able to resist, and parted with only a microscopic quantity of lamb, then tried to fob me off with these.

Yes, hula hoops. Life is so unfair.

But the story may yet have a happy ending. Gail, whose favourite meat is lamb, has absolutely promised me that we will go down to 'Markies', only a ten minute walk from home, and seek out this special delicacy as soon as possible and that I will be allowed a decent portion.

Please cross your paws that this really happens.


  1. Hey there Bertie Bud,
    So you are a gourmet dog now? mmmm....sounds good! That oil-man-fella sure is a bit of a miser, isn't he?...especially for someone who is a WFT owner. But then again: Any friend of Gail is a friend of mine, so I won't say too much.
    Good luck with your visit to the store. Remember, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Hope you get a one for me too
    Sending lotsalicks to you and your human pack.

  2. You've got good taste boy! Have you tried the M&S matured fillet steak..? man it's good. Hehe! Deccy x

  3. Our paws are crossed! We can't believe he resisted your cute looks...and you didn't lick his legs or anything....did you?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. We are wondering what Hula Hoops are! Must go google that. Sorry he was able to resist! Hope momma did take you out to the market for the lamb.

  5. Hula hoops.....Me don't tink dey will fit round your waist, Bertie! Guess you'll have a wait a while longer for da lamb!

  6. A beautiful adventure, now off to Markies! Spoiled....
    Benny & Lily

  7. Bertie, we're sure you were on your very best behavior...we would have been off chasing those silly sheep like a couple of cracker dogs and gotten in big troubles!

    Such a beautiful day for a climb. Off to google those type of hula hoops.

    Buzzy McDuff and the Pip

  8. Sorry that you didn't get your FULL MEASURE of Lamb while on the walk... butt I am sure MORE is in your future.
    So we don't know about THAT type of Hula Hoop.. could you explain a bit?

  9. Momma sez your cute face would have made her part with a chunk of that sandwich...she's a sucker for fuzzy terrier faces... a fact I know and exploit frequently!!

  10. How DARE he resist that face!

    Swing on by for a visit some time!

  11. Those hoomans are so stingy. We are forced to pour on the charm for a mere morsel...outrageous!! We hope your Gail pulls through with the lamb for you.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  12. I think that you were quite well behaved and deserved much more treat.

    What the heck are hoola hoops? Here they are toys that children and some adults play with. But we don't eat them.

    I LOVE lamb, yummy!

    woos, Tessa

  13. I totally understand your disapointment. Belive me, it could be worse. Read my blog and see what I had for dinner today.

    Greetings from Slovenia,
    Mai the Westie

  14. Hey, that lamb is a promise in writing [your writing, but let's not be picky] in front of witnesses. Definitely a binding contract. Mama doesn't eat other mammals, which means we never get any, either, so we'll have to enjoy it vicariously through you. Can't wait for your post.

    We also are wondering what hula hoops foodables are. Here, they're a 50's phenom making a come-back as an exercise class prop. Chewable, but not edible.

    Jed & Abby

  15. That guy is made of stone. Even I would have given in to that adorable terrier grin.


  16. Oh Bertie! You have such a way with words. That post has made me laugh so much!!

    I called the LOTH over and she's read it out loud to the MOTH (who by conicidence is cooking dinner - chilli, though, not lamb).

    Love and licks, Winnie

  17. Gosh how could he resist you Bertie? Pawscrossed for your trip to Markies!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  18. Mmmmm. I can't believe he was so stingy.

    Still, it looks as though you had a good walk and you must be feeling better too, which is great. We've been away for a while so we were hoping you'd be looking bouncier again.

    H and Miss Fabulous xx

  19. I CAN NOT believe that he resisted a cute face like yours!! How rude!!


  20. Oh Bertie
    How could he not give you any The Cheek of it!!you have a lovely smile on all of the photos. Photo five mom cracked up,silly woman. I think she means you look cute :)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx