Monday 30 January 2012

Addy's ride - YOU choose

It is so difficult, this dating lark.

I've told you about Addy haven't I...? The very wonderful lady bulldog from Illinois who will be accompanying me to the Blogville Valentine Dance next month. Oh I so want to impress her, and what better way than to arrange for some truly special transport to the party? Problem is, between you and me, I do not know Addy that well, and I'm a bit unsure what she would like best.

Well I have been out and about in Aberdeen, and I have come up with a range of options. Please, readers, please, do help me here, and vote using the readers' poll (right hand column, below the header photo) to tell me which you think I should choose. Bear in mind that Addy is not a 'girlie girl' dog and we do know that she will not be wanting something all pink and sparkly....

Option 1: The Smart Car (the obvious choice for a Smart dog, no?)

Option 2: The Bicycle (although I am not sure if Addy would favour the green alternative. Somehow I suspect not...)

Option 3: The Oil Man's Audi (I must say I have checked this out carefully and it is most comfortable. Vorsprung durch Technik and all that.)

Option 4: The Hearse (for some reason Gail tried to deter me from including this, but I thought it looked distinguished, whilst also roomy and practical. And remember that Addy is a BIG girl.)

Option 5: The Tank (we would make a memorable entrance - and it would also come in handy should I need to fight off any competition)

Option 6: The Ambulance (wouldn't it be fun to set the siren off and zoom past all the traffic on the way to the party? We'd be first to all the treats!)

Option 7: The Cargo Vessel (plenty of space here too, and guaranteed stability should the going get rough....)

Option 8: The Magic Carpet (assuming we can conjure up enough lift to hold both my weight AND Addy's...)

Please do help me out by voting. The poll closes on Sunday 5th February.

And don't whisper a word to Addy. I want it to be a surprise.


  1. Well I've gone for the tank mate. You don't want to run with the herd now do you? A little tip; maybe best not to mention that Addy is a BIG girl quite so often....hehe! Deccy x

  2. We like the Smart Car. You won't have to worry about parking.

    And no one else will be able to cadge a ride with you two.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Boy those are some tough decisions but we went with the smart car. Addy is a smart girl and we think she would like this nice comfy ride with her main fur-man. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  4. Wee has voted fur da transport wee finks is bestest , lookin forward to seein yoo at da pawty

    Izzy, Uji n Ronnii
    xxx xxx xxx

  5. We're gonna vote too, but think you should take the tank. I think the competition is gonna be stiff and you gots to keep them others away.

    Lily Belle

  6. Gosh, I didn't know you and Addy were a couple! Congrats, she is a wonderful girl! I live in IL, too, by the way.

    So, I am thinking you should go with the Audi OR the Magic Carpet. I will be picking up my lady friend, Ronnii, on my magic pillow so maybe we could fly side by side!

    Your pal, Pip

  7. Take the tank! That way, you have plenty of room for you and Addy, you can fight off the competition, AND you will have the coolest ride there!


  8. I am going to have to say that tank. Because it is the largest and most awesomest.

  9. I WAS gonna vote fur the SMART Car.. beclaws YOU are so very much Smart and it seemed a pawfect choice.. butt then I saw..... so I had to re-think my choice.

  10. We would go for the tank - so important to make an entrance....!

  11. You might not know that on my first date with Jazzi I picked her up on my bike. Jazzi just loved our ears blowing in the wind.
    I am concerned with the tank ~ how many times you mentioned Addy being a big girl. Well I would not want to push her butt out of the top of the tank, just saying!
    Now I am going to vote.
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Bertie, as another big-boned athletic gal, I have to vote for that Audi. Maybe it's an L.A. thing, but we gals like fast cars. Remember, that just spending an evening with you will be a treat!!


  13. Hi Bertie
    Let me just say you are "The MAN"!!
    Such good manners, very debonair and OMC you are even picking a special ride for Addy. You my friend are scoring lots of brownie points all the girls of Blogville, K9 and Feline, will be beating on your door.
    Hugs Madi

  14. PS we voted for the Ambulance.
    Lots of room, good view and most of all it has a sundeck!!
    Hugs Madi

  15. I guess I like the magic of the Magic Carpet. I was thinking of the Disney Movie "Aladdin" and how romantic it was when Aladdin and Jasmine went flying on it. Oh yes, for sure the Magic Carpet!

    My heart is still so sad after I read the lovely tribute that George wrote of Maggie...

  16. We could totally picture you and Addy in that first car. Easy to zip around in. Us bully's are usually easy going
    Benny & Lily

  17. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, this is such a fun idea! I like all of these rides, but had to choose between the ambulance/siren and that magic carpet. I voted and since this is so fun, I'm adding this info to the Blogville Community Calendar so hopefully everyone will come and vote!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  18. Zkhat here:

    I can't believe all the funny little cars you chose, Bertie. Remember Addie lives in Illinois and often they get huge blizzardy type snow storms that just stop many cars in their tracks. I am saying to vote for the Magic Carpet and remember to keep a nice
    blanket on top in case its cold!

    Purrs and headbutts,


  19. I saw your comment overs at Frankie's so I came by on my own free will.
    Hehehehe...I gotta say da hearse cuz it just cracks me up and you canhas a pawty in da back fur at least 30 more dawgs.


  20. I believe the Smart Car is the way to go - you don't want to "peak too soon" in the dating lark, leave yourself some room to "surprise" in the future!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  21. What a conundrum. You have to get across the Pond to IL, then by possibly snow-covered land to the Blogville Community Center in - Ohio? We know for sure there are no ocean-accessible ports in IL and we don't see how you'd get the cargo vessel to IL, much less Ohio. The Audi presumably comes with a chauffeur, which does not seem to be the case with the rest of the motorized transport. No lady, not even a traditionally built lady [you do read Alexander McCall Smith, don't you?] wants to ride a bike to a fancy dance. That leaves the magic carpet as the most practical choice and we can't believe we just typed that oxymoron.

    Jed & Abby

  22. I think I'm voting for the bike with the basket...she can stand on the back and you can fill that basket with all kinds of treats!!!!

  23. Why not the hearse? It is roomy and I bet it's a great ride. Go for it. Very Harold and Maude, right?


  24. Bertie, you are the most inventive dog we have met. The choices are fabulous but we feel, the Ambulance, flashing lights and with sirens blaring, your entrance would not be missed by anyone. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  25. Magic carpet all the way!... unless or course your legs are an option. :) Geesh Bertie, you sure are a charmer.
    Sending lotsalicks

  26. We're hoping for the TANK!!

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  27. Hi Bertie, I say the smart car it sort of suits you ;)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  28. I like the ambulance, first to all the treats is the way to go

  29. Smart car!
    Definitely a cosy affair!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  30. The tank...its very unique ;)

    I'm sure she will love what ever you chose to get her with!


  31. So many fancy rides for the dance, but we are leaning towards the magic carpet!
    A magical night and you 2 would be the only dogs to show up on your own magic, think of all the good smells along the way...way better than sticking your head out the window!

    Wyatt and Stanzie