Wednesday 22 February 2012

Chicken liver brownies and more...

Well, contrary to the fears I expressed in the previous post, it turns out that being two years old is not so bad.

Here are some highlights from my birthday weekend (which I spent over at the Torridon cottage).

Gail baked me my very own utterly delicious 'Chicken Liver Brownie Birthday Cake'.
See me blowing out the candles there.

My dear friend Marie-Thérèse not only made a beautiful card,

But also gave me a super present, which I unwrapped, quite delicately, all by myself.

That important business completed, I went exploring outside in the freshly fallen snow.

Gail and I shared a joke*.

Then before we left I caught up on the local gossip with my Irish Terrier neighbour Dooley. These Irish lads do enjoy a good craic.

On the way back to Aberdeen, I galloped around by the sea in sunny Nairn, and made some brand new friends.

And there was also time for a spot of posing, as is expected of the good looking young male when he visits the beach.

Yes, all in all, I'm quite happy being two.

Oh and by the way, 'That List' proved most useful when we ran short of fuel for the wood burning stove...

*Thanks to Michael of Baclenbea for the photo. No that is NOT Michael of 'more irritating than the midges' notoriety.....


  1. What better place than 'sunny Nairn ' to spend a birthday !

  2. Chicken liver brownie birthday cake - you are so lucky! It looks like you had a great day.


  3. Glad that list was useful.

    You certainly did open that package delicately. Most of us would have ripped that paper off into millions of pieces.

    Great walk.....looks like it was a fantastic celebration. That cake alone would have been enough for us.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. A very belated happy birthday mate. That cake looks fantastic too! Deccy x

  5. Happy Birthday Bertie! Does you Gail make you save the wrapping paper like my mom does? Sheesh.


  6. Your cake looked most delicious Bertie, and we are pleased the list ended up in the burner, best place for it. ;-)

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  7. Excellent use of that list Bertie - I thought it might be good for that sort of purpose.

    I loved how you unwrapped those toys - very tactile indeed.

    And I was so impressed at Gail's baking skills - I was all drooling over your liver cake!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  8. OMD OMD... you had Chicken Liver Brownie Cake??? THAT is my very much FAVORITE!!! Gail did a super job on yours.

    GRRRREAT pressie opening video. You did a superb job of it buddy. THAT is such FUN.

  9. What a brilliant weekend! I loved the Bertieday card!!! It's Horatio's B'day on 11 March... he would very much like a cake. Where did you get the recipe?

  10. What a great birthday you had. My Nina will be 14 in a couple of weeks and would love some of those brownies. You should have Gail post the recipe so more of blogvilles pups could enjoy them.


  11. We are so impressed -- in so many ways!!!Looks like Gail got the message, eh?

    Enjoy being two -- the time flies by so quickly and before you know it you're ten!!!

    Wirey love,

    Jake (and JH)

  12. OMD Bertie, you did a grrreat job opening that pressie! I usually tear right into it! And a chicken liver brownie cake? I wish I could have chicken, that looks so yummy!


  13. Hey Bertie!

    Glad to see you had a Happy Birthday with all those goodies!

    Uhh, one thing, Bertie, you should get two presents (wrapped separately) on your second birthday. Then three on the third, and on it goes until you are 10, and then it stays at 10, however much longer you live. Thats an important rule perhaps Gail missed. No, the eats don't count.


  14. Very nice gift-opening skills! And wow, you live near the beach AND mountains! That's amazing. We live far away from both of these things and it drives my mom crazy!

    That must have been some joke because you both look very happy!

    Your pal, Pip

  15. now that is a special brownie cake..have a happee day
    Benny & Lily

  16. Happy Birthday Bertie! I do hope that you'll link up that yummy birthday liver recipe to our Tasty Tuesday blog hop next week!

  17. Sounds like a great day Bertie. Super job on the opening of the package!!
    Happy Birthday Bertie!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  18. Glad to see you got a proper birthday celebration with cake and cards and pressies and nice outings to the country and the beach. Be sure and give Gail a nice lick and a snuggle.

    Jed & Abby

  19. Happy Two Birthday Bertie ~ No better way to celebrate than a Chicken Live Brownie and meeting me butt smelling friends.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Happy Belated Birthday Bertie! :D
    Looks like it was a grand celebration! Great nommers, company, and walkie! :D

    Waggin at your two year old handsome self,

  21. Bewtie
    can you evew fowgive me fow not being in time fow youw Biwfday???
    I wish you so much love and bounce and happiness and good health!!!!
    Youw special cake looks gowgoos and delicious(wish i could wun ovew fow a bite) and I watched youw skillfull unwapping, you awe twooly getting to be a gwown up pup. I think youw Biwfday weekend was a gweat success,,fwiends and adventoowes and all the love in the wowld!
    Happy Biwfday my deew sweet Bewtie
    smoochie kisses

  22. Hi Bertie, looks like turning two is just the best. Great pressie opening too. Delicate but effective. We love your snow photos and the one with you and Gail. See ya mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  23. What a wonderful birthday celebration you had! What were you and Gail laughing at??

    Happy Birthday,

    -Bart and Ruby