Friday, 7 October 2011

A lady of impeccable taste

"Come on Bertie, rouse yourself!" Gail said yesterday morning. "We're going round to my friend Diane's for coffee. And she has something in her living room I particularly want to show you."

It had better be worth it, I thought to myself, having just settled down for my morning nap.

It's only a five minute walk to Diane's elegant residence.

Gail pointed to the tower on the corner of the building, and said "You're not going to believe what's in there Bertie".

Once we were both inside, Gail kept pointing in excited fashion towards a fireplace.

So I went over to investigate.

Wow! Oh this really is exciting. (I confess I had had my doubts). Can you see what I see?

Are those really wire-haired fox terriers on the fire irons?

 Let's have a closer look.

I asked Gail to move them so we could get a clearer photo.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am. I feel so special now. You can keep your Westie mugs and border collie calendars, how many dog breeds have their very own design of fire irons?

Oh, Gail is now telling me about Diane and what an amazing person she is. Well, to be frank, as a dog, I am not all that interested in the best-selling books she's written about local history. And awards and prizes and honorary degrees aren't really my thing. Yes I'm sure it's impressive to be one of the first female Burgesses of Aberdeen, if Gail says so, but...

But what I do know is that anyone who exhibits wire-haired fox terrier fire irons in her living room is indeed a quite remarkable lady of impeccable taste (and never mind that her own pup Bunty - sadly not present yesterday - is a border terrier.....)


  1. She does have quite good taste!

    You are looking quite handsome there! :D


  2. Bertie - Wire Haired Fox Terrier Fire Irons . Now there's a thing you don't see every day ! What did you get to eat ?

  3. Oh My Gosh, they were just lovely Bertie. We believe they would look much better in your house though. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  4. I'm back from holiday Bertie, but just as well I was away. I would not have allowed you to pose in front of my fire irons, at least not without a struggle. I think you have been taking advantage of Diane in my absence, and usurping my place. Will deal with you at our next meeting .

  5. Whoa, those are so great! Sometimes it's worth waking up to go see something!

  6. What a beautiful house!only a gallant breed of dog like you could grace a set of fire irons

  7. What a sight to behold!! - Not something we've ever seen, but now we know they are made, we'll be on the lookout for them. Now where are her Scottish Terrier figurines???

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  8. Hey there Bertie-bud...
    It seems you mix in fashionable circles! Now there's a thing...Wirehaired fox terriers on those fire thingies...mmmm....oh WOW! CHECK IT OUT...on that coal bin/holder brass me!!! Yep, I'm sure it's me! Toby the Dragon...told you!
    Very impressive...we should both give her our pawtographs, don't you think?
    BTW Maxmom says that you must send lotsaluv to Gail. Get better soon!
    Your buddy
    TOBY (The sweet hooligan) in SOUTH AFRICA

  9. Very cool Bertie, Gail was right. Did you steal one?
    Benny & Lily

  10. Bunty probably ran away from home when he caught sight of those Wire Irons!

    They are attractive and all but dogs do have feelings about things like this!


  11. Very impressive, Bertie, impeccable indeed!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  12. That is very cool, Bertie! Love all your pics - you look adorable!

  13. A lady of impeccable taste. You could have posed for those.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  14. She is certainly a most discerning lady to have such splendid fireplace tools.


  15. Oh that was quite worth the walk over there Bertie, Pretty snazzi.

    jazzi and addy

  16. Not only the fire irons but the whole place looks beautiful. You know you're a classy dog when you've been immortalized in sophisticated decor!

  17. Oh Bertie I think that is fabulous! As a matter of fact I think that they sculpter must have used your picture as there model!

    woos, Tessa

  18. Wow cool are those fire irons! You look very regal posing with them.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  19. Hi Bertie, I'm here catch up time she's sleeping, I tell you she knows how to play!! First up Love to Gail hope she is feeling better, must be fun having her at home all the time.
    As for that MacTaco lucky you, it was very tastful of Gail to put tripe mix on it, as I did think it was for her dinner!! not a dogs dinner LOL!! hope you didn't have to much of the chilli sauce might have some bum burn going on :0
    Don't you look Regal in that last photo just like the fire Irons.
    Hope you are still going to be my friend as you are mixing with the upper class!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx