Saturday, 19 May 2012

Pipe cleaners? And farewell to Wilf

Gail says I am lucky that pipe smoking is no longer in fashion, else someone might find an alternative use for my front legs...

PS A fond final goodbye to our dear blog friend Wilf, who delighted so many of us for so long. Heartfelt thanks to Angus for sharing his story.


  1. Bertie its very sad news about Wilf.
    Just tell Gail I would like to see the size of the pipe!!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  2. Bertie,

    Keep your front legs for what they were intended for... bouncing. If Gail mentions Pipe Cleaners again tell her that her comment says something about her age (which is probably similar to the old age of my human)!

    We're going to miss Wilf too. His blog was one of our favourites. We read every post (as we loved the way that Angus described daily life) and even from far far away we felt like we knew our beloved little friend.


  3. If she comes at you with a scissor and start talking about donating the fur for a good cause, run my friend, run. :) George's right - that would be one big pipe!!

  4. Wee is comforted bi da fort da Wilf n Digby is togevva again Bertie. Wee too will miss da way Mr Angoose describes da daily lifes.

    Izzy, Uji & Ziggy
    xxx xxx xxx

  5. Hi Bertie
    Now that is funny!
    Best wishes Molly

  6. I am glad that nobuddy will be using your legs fur cleanin pipes!

  7. Isn't it crazy what our peeps some up with sometimes. Pipe cleaners out of your legs??? WOWZA ... what a thought!

  8. We are going to miss Wilf's blog, so sad he had to leave but we are sure he has found his his brother at the Rainbow Bridge.

  9. Oh Bertie you are too funny!
    Benny & Lily

  10. We were looking for a different kind of piping reference in conjunction with the sad passing of dear Wilf: bagpipes to announce to heaven that another brave soul has arrived and to express the sorrow of those left behind.

    No one smokes pipes in the UK anymore? They're still smoked here, although not as much as in the 1950's. Sadly, cigar smoking seems to be gaining in popularity here. Mama can't stand tobacco smoke and wishes the vile habit would just disappear. One of her favorite cartoons from years ago is this smiling Native American handing tobacco to the English colonists with a clear indication he knows it causes cancer.

  11. Bertie, I am sorry about your friend. Tell them to leave your legs alone!! bol


  12. Oh Bertie, I think you have lovely legs.

    We read about Wilf. Those last few posts on his blog were so beautiful, sad and dignified. We will miss his adventures too.

    Love and licks Winnebago (Old Bag INDEED! huh!!)

  13. Hehehe, Bertie, mum hadn't thought of pipe cleaners since her Dad used to smoke a pipe. Stellie Bellie is worried hers might be used too.

    We're sorry to hear about your friend Wilf. We have sent our sincere sympathy to his family.

    No worries, and love, Stellie Bellie and Ror Ha (Sarge's nicknames hehe)

  14. hey Bertie,

    BOL! Pipe cleaners! Now that is creative thinking!

    We are devastated of Wilf's passing. What a beautiful Soul and may he Rest In Peace.

    Suka and K

  15. The next time the folks look suspiciously at our sexy gams, we will think of this post and run for the hills! (But no one smokes a pipe that we know --- so perhaps we're safe.)

    Wirey love,

    Jake and Just Harry

  16. Dear Bertie, I just read your comment and I am more than happy to hop the pond and help straighten everything out over there once I finish over here ...course, there's quite a bit to fix on this side of the pond so it might take me awhile.

    Your pal, Pip

  17. Pipe cleaners...Gail and her Ideas...

  18. Bewtie
    I just saw yoow sad goobye to Wilf
    i'm cwying, but feel so lucky to have known the Boyz
    Sad smoochie kisses