Sunday, 16 September 2012

Florrie and Lucy - out of my league?

Oh I am so excited, although also a little apprehensive.

Excited 'cos my Westie girlfriends have sent me a letter to let me know they are back home in Aberdeen. Apprehensive 'cos, as you will see when you read their letter, they are now accustomed to a jet-setting lifestyle and I fear they will find me dull and provincial.

Here is Florrie and Lucy's letter, with photos: 

Dear Bertie,
Just a note from your friends Florrie and Lucy to let you know we are home again, back in Aberdeen. Our human Ian (we think you call him 'Oilman') has finally returned from Yemen and at long last collected us from Jon and Kate (his older son and daughter-in-law) in Guernsey where we have been living since Feb 2011. Rather than putting us in a box and leaving us sitting around for hours in airports, Ian said this time he would get Max (his younger son and now a pilot with Ryanair), to fly us home instead. It was all very exciting when Ian took us to a tiny airport and we sat in a room surrounded by little - but posh - aircraft. 
In the airport lounge

We didn't have to wait long as our aircraft arrived right outside and Max opened the door and let us all in. We were soon airborne and heading north back towards home. 
Lucy airborne

Pilot Max and proud (and not at all nervous) father Ian 

It was rather noisy, and cold (Florrie had both blankets) but before long we were landing in Liverpool and then into a car and home. We caught up on our sleep on the way, it's a good job as we finally arrived back in Aberdeen at 3.00 am. As you can see, we were soon back in our positions on the sofa having a good lookout for the local cat (also confusingly called Max). 
Florrie and Lucy home at last

It's lovely to be home, even though we sometimes miss those splendid beach walks in Guernsey, but we are after all not called West Highland Terriers for nothing! 
Florrie and Lucy back in their natural habitat

Florrie and Lucy.

I had been planning, before this letter arrived, to invite 'the girls' to join me for a walk, but now I am worried that they will have grown too grand for that sort of thing. Maybe if I offered to take them round the Queen's Balmoral estate? (We could always enter at the Ballochbuie Forest end where you don't have to pay.....)

Readers, please, your ideas for how to handle this delicate social situation would be most welcome!


  1. Bertie, how can anyone find you dull, really. They are your friends and from the letter seem to me looking forward to meeting you again.
    I'm sure when you finely meet up it will go without a hitch.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  2. Hi Bertie,
    I wouldn't worry about a darn thing! Always be yourself and don't pretend to be someone your not. Trust me, you will be just fine when you catch up with them once again.

    Lily Belle

  3. bet they will still love you lots
    Benny & Lily

  4. Bertie, no one cold be out of your league. You are the essence of charm. I am sure the girls have been missing you loads.

    urban hounds

  5. Dear Essence of Charm (I wonder if you know how hard I am laughing!)

    Just be yourself and don't speechify everything you say. Take them to Duthie Park, you always have fun there. Those cute little girls reminded me of my pal Hamish! Buy them an ice cream or something good to eat and you will be right up there as #1 on their list.


  6. Oh Bertie worry not you will charm them just be yourself. They have probably missed you loads. Have a lovely Sunday and do pop over and say hello to our dear little rescue guest blogger Reuben.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Bertie, they will be blown away by how much you've matured and how manly you've become since Feb 2011. Charm? In spades!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  8. A walk sounds just lovely. We ladies love them!

  9. They certainly did travel in style, but we think a walk with your handsome self will be a thrill for them.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Bertie, you don't need to worry mate. We reckon the girls will be feeling nervous too. A lovely walk in a park and then some afternoon tea and there will be NO WORRIES and hopefully some LOVE!! See ya soon.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  11. Bertie ~ I don't think I would let Addie know about these two girlfriends! On the other hand I don't think I would let Florrie & Lucie know about Addie. Nothing like a female scorned, I'm just sayin.
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Too grand for Bertie ? Nonsense. Thirty seconds and your charm will have worked its magic.

  13. Your girlfriends are so adorable...wonderful little balls of love and fur :)

    Bertie, what's this nonsense about them finding you 'dull and provincial'? Are you just fishing? :)

    Seriously, just take them on a walkie and everything will be great!

  14. So glad Florrie and Lucy are home. They are two cute pups. ("Too" cute "too!")