It's so exciting.
You all know about 'My Park' don't you? Well OK the official name is Duthie Park, but since I go there every morning to run around and meet all my friends, and over the past two years have sniffed every blade of grass and lifted my leg against every tree, it's as good as mine is it not?
Now I know that in the past I have dwelt on some bad things happening in my locality. The Union Terrace Gardens vote went the wrong way and don't even get me started on Donald Trump...
So I am thrilled finally to be able to report good news from Aberdeen.
At first I was a bit miffed, a month ago, to find My Park suddenly filled with fences which I am slightly too big to crawl under, and the early morning birdsong drowned out by a busy fleet of mechanical diggers. I was worried they were going to concrete over My Park and maybe put houses or an industrial estate in its place. But then Gail explained that a nice organisation called 'The National Lottery', together with Aberdeen City Council, have decided to spend lots and lots of money making My Park even better, or at least to restore its former Victorian glories.
Isn't it a wonderful plan? I just can't wait to go exploring the new rockeries and romp over the 'historic mound'. Maybe I can help 'decorate' the renovated monuments. On a warm day (we usually do get at least one each summer) I shall sip water from the reinstated 'Linked Lakes', or even risk a paddle, and if the rumour of an extra café is true, perhaps Gail can be persuaded to linger longer while I play with my pals.
Some people might say that £5.4 million is a lot of money to spend on My Park in a time of 'austerity'.
But I say I AM WORTH IT!