Monday 2 January 2012

Bertie versus the Wii...

You’ll never guess what I’m being blamed for now. Just because a certain person is a very bad loser.

Let me explain.

Down in England last week, we paid a post-Christmas visit to one of Gail’s godsons.  Look, here he is, Daniel, the handsome chappie in the Argentina football shirt.
No soon as we’d entered the front door, than Daniel challenged Gail to a game of football on his new Wii computer thingy.

I don’t suppose it will come as a big surprise to you that my dear lady owner has hitherto not devoted too much time and effort to developing her expertise in this area. Unlike her twelve year old godson….

Now I will admit that this was my first opportunity to see a Wii in action too, but, in contrast to Gail, I naturally cottoned on pretty fast. As I see it, the game involves the humans waving their arms a lot, often very rapidly, to test whether the nearby terrier can either (1) grasp the moving human hand in his mouth or (2) take advantage of the fact that the humans are otherwise occupied and the field is wide open for toe chewing or ankle nibbling.

So by my criteria, I totally wiped the floor with the opposition. 

Daniel's version is that he won ten-nil.

And incredibly, Gail had the cheek to suggest her poor performance was due to being distracted by my embarking on a limb-grabbing rampage mid-way through the game…

Yeah, right Gail. Like you weren’t already eight-nil down when I first sprung into action.


  1. Bertie - Are you sure you cottoned on fast ? You seem to have your back to the screen .

  2. Nice work there Bertie! I am sure you rocked it!

  3. The reason Bertie had his back to the screen is that he was probably
    LECTURING to the players which is how he was able to add another ZERO to Gail's score. Nice going, Bertie (not quite)!

    Happy New Year,


  4. Limb grabbing rampage....Way to go Bertie! LOL

    Wishing you and Gail A Very Happy & Healthy New Year.

    Big Nose POkes
    The Thugletsx

    p.s.Any sign of snow yet?

  5. hey Bertie,

    BOL! Pawsome! Your criteria sounds like my kind of sport. If you start a league I would love to be on your team! Great job on winning, Bertie!


    p.s. Daniel is destined to be a heartbreaker! Handsome boy!

  6. p.s.s. (or is it p.p.s.??) - I embarrassingly forgot to paw Happy New Year! Hope 2012 brings you and yours lots of yummy treats, fun toys, laughter, health, and great trips! :->


  7. I just LOVE the Limb Grabbing Rampage pawt of this. I am SURE you were just trying to PAWsition those LIMBS fur more effective Wii use!

    SHEEEESH Peeps NEVER get ANYTHINGY Right.. Do They!??????

  8. Heehee! Terriers just want to have fun, right?


  9. They are all SUCH sore losers these people.

    I think you played a blinder by the sound of it Bertie.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  10. I have a feeling that she was done fur before she started. But you know how peeps go, they hafe to have someone to blame it on!! BOL We all know the real truth though!!


  11.'s super addictive. Beware Bertie!
    So glad you are back home safely! Wishing you a happy, fulfilling and healthy 2012.
    Lotsaluv too,

  12. We think your take on the game was the correct one. At least you got their bodies moving so they could exercise.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. A wonderful effort for a wee dog (or should that be "wii dog") and a good test of Gail's multitasking ability. Now you have proof her mind can still be easily distracted which is worrying as she should be used to your antics by now! Her godson, on the other paw, obviously has great skills as he could ignore or fend you off while also playing the game.


  14. are very skilled at this game. Maybe YOU need to teach Mommy how to play. (BOL)

  15. Oh Bertie, thanks for making us smile! Limb Grabbing rampage, that made us chuckle!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. BOL, oh Berie she's got to blame some buddy and that some buddy is you
    Happee New Year!
    Benny & Lily

  17. Whats a Wii?

    My Vickie says, I shouldn't find out what it is cause I CAN NOT have one.

    What's a Wii

  18. Hey Bertie, well I think you were actually tryin' to save a little bit of "face" for your untalented Gail person by allowing her to claim she lost due to your biting and nipping antics......we know otherwise!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  19. Hehehehe. Nothing like getting beaten by a kid to get the big peeps bleating about stuffs. Sounds like you did a great job helping out. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  20. Sheesh, the hoomans will blame us on anything won't they?! Looks like you had a swell visit with Daniel and the kids...Also, such a wonderful photo in the previous post of you and your hooman granddad. He sure looks good holding you!!
    Smooches with pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  21. Wow Bertie you sure are amazin! I gots to tell you! It sounds to me know you are just pawsome at this Wii game!

    woos, Tessa

  22. Bertie, my Two Legged Ones have stopped playing Wii because I'm sorry, but I see flailing arms and sudden, bizarre movements as a reason to start barking (which I actually don't do very often) and carrying on so they have decided it's just not worth it. Mind you, I think it's also because a certain Two Legged One couldn't beat the other Two Legged One even once ...........



  23. Fifteen yard penalty against Gail for Unsportsmanlike Conduct; blaming the dog, indeed! Bet 'the dog ate my homework' didn't work when Gail was in school and 'the dog ate my extremity' sure won't work here.

    Jed & Abby

  24. Well done Bertie! Not only for cheering up your HGD and also supervising your HGY to achieve high computer skills but also for organising the wii game. Just need to supervise Gail now, help her achieve good skills before next Christmas.

    Happy New Year Bertie.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  25. Oh my humans have a wii...I don't understand why is named after what we do in the garden.

    They also jump round like right loonies, we have no idea whats happening!
    Its good you where there to help out!


  26. Sounds like a good game to play, now who came up with the name for it, wee!!! is it that after all the jumping around you need to go for one!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx