Monday 23 January 2012

Bad movies/good movies

You'd think it would be safe to allow your human a night out once in a while, to go to the movies, for example. I'm cool with that idea. I'm a big pup now and don't mind being 'home alone' for a couple of hours. I understand that sometimes Gail thinks she needs mental stimulation other than that which I provide.

Well, I'm telling you. Do NOT let your humans anywhere near this new silent film 'The Artist'. They could come back with all sorts of worrying notions.

"Hey Bertie", Gail called out when she arrived home at 11pm last night, "can you do that crouching down, head tucked back between the front legs pose? Like the Jack Russell in the film I just saw? It's a sort of 'I can't bear to watch this' gesture. SO cute."

No Gail I can't do that.

But I can growl.


And no, I am not going to be mollified by being told the dog was totally the star of the show. Why ever might you imagine it could be otherwise?

I'm thinking my readers might now want to watch a wee movie filmed on my walk yesterday afternoon, in which I am the main attraction.

Well OK, me and the sounds of the wind and the tinkling of ice fragments on the loch.


  1. Bertie - There's an Oscar in the post .

  2. Great! We hope this one doesn't go see it
    Benny & Lily

  3. Tell her to see Hound of the Baskervilles next time. Hehe! Deccy x

  4. You are definitely star quality Bertie. We thought the ice sounded like a wind chime.

    SHE's seen the reviews of the Artist and has been considering going--but we'll try to dissuade her.

    Thanks for the tip.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Bertie..why would Gail go to the movies to see a dog when she can watch a video of you?
    We loved your video!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  6. Such beautiful pics! At least she went off to see a movie, and not to play with another doggie, right?

  7. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, I'll try to keep my peeps away from that one! Love your header pix and the scenes from your walkie are beautiful. What a pawesome territory you have!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  8. Good Grief... Why would Gail waste her time with a movie about THAT One.. when she has YOU???
    Tisk Tisk

  9. Wow Gail, I've never heard a sound like that before. What a treat! To my African ears, that is music for the soul!
    You are a certain Oscar candidate. There is no doubt at all...(Not forgetting the Olympic potential too).
    Please can I say, again, that I LOVE your blog: Your writing and creativity are going from strength to strength! Thanks for the time and effort you spend creating such a peaceful happy space in cyberspace. From now on I am going to call it "Bertie-space": The place to tickle that Terrier's sweet ears and to feel rejuvenated again. :)

  10. Wow Bertie looks like you were in a scene from the frozen planet!!
    Love the last photo not because its a butt shot of you, but the water!and the look on your face at the start of the video, and as for that dog well ok yes he's cute and very well trainned, but you have bags of star quality
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  11. Interesting that your movie, with its special sound effects, should be the antithesis of The Artist and its silent movie tribute.

    Just sayin'

    Wirey woofs (piercing sounds that will wake the dead at 6:39 am)

    Jake and Just Harry (mine, not his, which are more like the lat notes of an aging baritone)

  12. What a beautiful video...a star in the making!


  13. That is a pretty those bamboo wind chimes.
    Now mama wants to see that movie...will she try to teach me new tricks afterwards?..yikes!


  14. We enjoyed our visit to your great doggie bloggie!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  15. OMD...Bertie...that video was amazing...we've never heard ice tinkle before...never ever ever...sometimes it cracks in a glass of ginger ale, but never tinkles.

    You know, in all our years of blogging we've never been so impressed by the sound on a video...

    You rock...well, we do know you are all about rocks...but seriously, Bertie...

    Thank you for sharing that...that's going to be our new zen video when we need peace.


    Stan, Scruff and Lacie

  16. hey Bertie,

    More Bertie movies, please! That was pawsome! You look very handsome on the big screen! And the sound of the tinkling ice was very cool. Has a soothing effect, like chimes in the wind. You live in a very interesting and fun part of the World!

    I am glad you gave Gail a growl. Nothing is worse than being compared to actors in Hollywood movies. It was special effects that made that pup look like he was doing such a pawsome trick. Or, a body double. BOL!


    p.s. Furry happy about you and Addy. Can't wait to read about the big date. ;->

  17. Hi Bertie, thanks for the warning. We won't let our peeps go anywhere near that movie. It was bad enough after mum saw 'Red Dog' an aussie movie about a red kelpie. Don't they realise these dogs are actors and don't do this silly stuff all the time. Sheesh. Love the sound of the ice in the water, totally amazing. No worries, and love Stella and Rory

  18. Ah sure, Bertie, I hear you - I get this every time the She Two Legged One watches 'Frasier' - oh, Eddie can do this, oh Eddie can do that, blah blah blah. I could, if I chose, be just as cute and endearing but I have my pride.

    Awesome photographs by the way, Bertie -the Two Legged Ones yearn for Scotland whenever they read your blog!!



  19. Bertie we thoroughly enjoyed your movie however it did turn into a gripping thriller when you looked as if you were going to topple over into the tinkling waters.
    Perhaps you could encourage Gail to make a longer film next time and then we can settle down with some popcorn and enjoy watching you in action.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  20. That tinkling ice is beautiful, but Bertie - you are always the star of the show!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  21. Pssst! Remember us? We're back ... and we're devoting however much time it takes to go back and read each and every blogpost that we've missed ... and we know there're a lot of them. We've agreed with OurMoma that we won't comment on them all, but we wanted you to know that we are VERY VERY TAIL WAGGING HAPPY to be back!!!! We never really left ... just got sorta lost and distracted for a while!

    Now ... with a cup of tea ... it's time to READ!

    Much love, many tail wags, and thanks for the promise of treats as we sit by OurMoma's side and enjoy your tails. Tales.

    Jake and Fergi

  22. Gosh Bertie, I think that you and Gail live in one of the loveliest places on Earth. Keep the pics coming!


    Miss Kitty

  23. We're back! We did it! We caught up! And what a perfect way to end ... with the delicate tinkling notes playing over the pounding ocean surf out our window. We'll go to sleep tonight with visions of your beautiful countryside, perfect terrierness and wonderful mom. We're happy. It's been way too long.

    Jake and Fergi and OurMoma

  24. We're back! We did it! We caught up! And what a perfect way to end ... with the delicate tinkling notes playing over the pounding ocean surf out our window. We'll go to sleep tonight with visions of your beautiful countryside, perfect terrierness and wonderful mom. We're happy. It's been way too long.

    Jake and Fergi and OurMoma

  25. Oh no, don't let the Mama see this. The LAST thing I need s for her to get all over my case about my lack of trickery.