Sunday 27 November 2011

Dogs and bankers

We venture even further into dangerous territory today....

You might remember that a couple of months ago I was most upset about a Royal Bank of Scotland advert which implied that us terriers did bad things like chewing up cards...

Well I am pleased to report that someone has take note of my objections and there is a new and much more satisfactory RBS advert out now.

Golly gosh Gail isn't that a nice poster! Why don't you put some of our savings in that bank, after all they seem such a caring institution?

Oh dear, my innocent comment has elicited a stream of very rude words from Gail. How uncharacteristic.


Now that she's calmed down a bit I think I can decipher some of what she's trying to say.

She's spluttering on about the fact that she, the taxpayer, gave £37 billion to RBS a couple of years ago, so that they could keep on paying their senior staff huge boneses (?) and she doesn't feel like putting any more of her hard earned pennies their way just yet....

Well now let me see. There are about 10 million dogs in the UK. So if the government had given the £37 billion to dogs instead of bankers, that would be £3,700 per dog, which could be soundly invested in treats, days out and vet bills. Yes I am beginning to see Gail's point. It is a lot of money.

Oh, Gail has started spluttering again.

Apparently I'm taking a selfish view of matters and it is not the government's role to buy treats for pets, rather they could have used the money to pay more to humans who actually do useful jobs, like teachers and nurses and care workers.

But we dogs do valuable work too don't we, by providing entertainment, keeping our humans fit and spreading love?

This is all so complicated.

All things considered, perhaps I'll go back to card chewing after all.

Oh, I forgot. I never ever did chew a bank card. Honest!
Bertie: the picture of innocence
PS Gail is saying we're going to go for a lovely walk in the hills today, never mind the gale force winds, she thinks it will do both of us good.


  1. hey Bertie,

    Oh My Dawg - I illicit the same response from my human if I happen to woof "bank" or "bankers." You must woof delicately about any subject containing those words.

    I like your mathematics which prove that providing dogs instead of bankers with tax payer money is actually the better investment. I mean, seriously, you don't see bankers providing unconditional love.

    We are having strong winds here as well, but not gale force, so be careful Bertie! I don't want you blowing away, unless you blow across the pond and visit me! :->


  2. Bertie - Don't tell me that the weathers bad !

  3. Gale force winds?!?! Be careful out there! We do love that poster too.

  4. You do look like the picture of innocence however we do have long minds!!

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  5. great post, just found Bertie's blog and can't get over how cute she is!

  6. Bertie, be careful out in the wind today! We like your idea of giving money to dogs. We would bury it and guard it!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  7. Our humans are having a very hard time trying to decide where to put our kibble and treat money because they have come to believe that b..k is a four-letter word!!

    We'd be happy to trade some of the words they use for this subject on this side of the Big Pee with the ones Gail has used on the other side.

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

  8. Bertie, I'm with Gail on this one, mind you I wouldn't mind having £3,700 put my way!!
    enjoy your walk in the hills, hope its not blowing to much of a Gail ;)
    Thanks for your birthday wishes and joining me on the steps
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  9. I've heard some pretty shifty talk about banks. Going out on a nice walk should really help your frame of mind.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. Don't blow away!!! It'll get all those complicated thoughts out of your head.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra, Bella & Roxy

  11. Well Bertie it seems that Pawrents on both sides of the pond are quite upset with the big banks. We must all tread lightly lest we gets our Pawrents dander up and they all begin spouting more HBO words! BOL

    Take care on your walkies not to blow away!

    woos, Tessa

  12. Watch out, my friend. The foul weather walk might be a sign that your Gail is still a bit peeved at your remarks. Wear your slicker.


  13. cute poster...but she better spend those coins on you
    Benny & Lily

  14. $$$ for dogs, we like it! Have fun on your walk :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  15. wow, that a great idea! I love that innocence face of yours woof!

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  16. Oh Bertie, the day you are the picture of innocence will be the day Ludo stays out of trouble!

    I do agree with Gail about banks in general, though. Naughty people!


  17. Hi Bertie, sounds like your Gail needs a good walk in the wind with you to relax. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  18. We do like that poster!

    Stop on by for a visit

  19. I saw you on Winnies blog and had to check out your blog. I love your name are you perchance named after Bertie Wooster, PG is one of my favorite authors. I did a post about him on his birthday.

    The poster is pretty cool too. In NYC we have one bank that advertises with picture and they give out dog treats

  20. You do innocent terribly well mate! Deccy x

  21. Good post, Pets gives us companionship and affection. They are the sources of unconditional love which the bankers can't provide.

  22. Bertie my boy. You look smashing in your picture of innocence.Fine acting. You need to be back on the poster.

    I want to wish your Human Grandaddy Birhday boy ninety well wagging wishes and the same number of my special licky kisses. You did a grand job looking after him Bertie. I'm proper proud of you my half brother nephew cousin.

    And a new coat for you? Naaaa. Dear boy what you need is a proper knitted jumper like our ancestors used to wear.Ribbed and with a cute roll neck.In red.That'll have the scottie lasses throwing themselves at you...lucky boy.

    Wiry love and kisses Eric xxx

  23. Indeed an Innocent face, Love the photo.

  24. We seem to remember your chewing up a card. That picture of innocence can't fool us.