Friday 9 December 2011

Northern winter light, or treats? (+weather update)

I have often noticed that humans and dogs have different ideas about what makes a good photo.

For example, from our walk in the woods last weekend, Gail's favourite pictures were all about "Oh Bertie look how the bare birch trees and the fields are bathed in softly glowing winter light blah blah blah...."

Whereas it's quite obvious that by far the best picture... the one where I am being given treats by Jake's owner Yvonne whilst my nemesis Jake is skulking in the undergrowth somewhere off camera.

No contest!

PS from Gail: thanks readers for all your excellent suggestions for a fancy costume that Bertie might actually tolerate. I think we'll be going with the seasonal collar concept.

PPS We had a big storm in Scotland yesterday, as reported in this morning's Guardian under the headline "It's raining hats and dogs"!


  1. We like the center picture in which you appear to have sited a fox!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  2. Bertie - You seem to be colour coordinated with all the backgrounds . Accident or design ? Or skill ?

  3. Hey Bertie,

    A word of advice. If Gail suggests attaching your leash and taking you for a walk anytime soon refuse to go. I repeat refuse to go or you will end up as a kite, as I hear that it is very windy on your side of the world at the moment!

    As for the photos, you are right that food without your nemesis nearby is the ultimate Bertie photo.


  4. Hi Bertie, we too have seen footage on TV about some really terrible weather. Hang on to your hats if you venture outside and don't get blown away. Take care all. No worries (especially for you) and love, Stella and Rory

  5. Jake Shmake!! The impawtant position is the treat receiving one......BOL!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

    PeeS: Good luck with your collar - I'm sure you will be OK with it.

  6. It's pretty windy here in Yorkshire, though not quite up to Scottish standards yet. Photos involving treats win every time!! Deccy x

  7. Wow, look at that weather! Wonderful stuff, I love the winter!

  8. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, I saw your weather on our news and I'm glad you are okay. I really like all of the pix as long as you are in them...but treats are definitely the best!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. Glad you are safe after that horrible storm.

    I so agree with you about how the peeps.. just don't see the BIG/Real Picture. sheesh

  10. OhMyDogness.....looks like a hurry-cane hit you.

    As for da pics...all are nice, especially da one wit tweets!


  11. Grrrreat treat gettin form!

    I think the collar idea will work quite well for you Bertie. As long as you avoid goin in that bad weather, it might just blow off of you!

    woos, Tessa

  12. Bertie what is a picture without you in it
    Benny & Lily

  13. Gail does have a point. The scenes are beautiful....but we like to see you in them and getting a treat has to be a highlight.

    Don't blow away in the storm.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella &Roxy

  14. Yikes Bertie my boy, been thinking bout you. Hope you and Gail have been okey dokey and not badly affected by the hats and dogs weather.Sigh. If it had only been raining cats at least you could have had a game of chase.

    Wiry love Eric xxxx