Thursday 17 January 2013

Where's Bertie?

Yesterday morning in the snowy park (around 7:40 am).
Someone forgot to put on my flashing light.
If you can't see me, try biggifying the picture.
I am there.

A sad footnote from Gail. 
I expect some of you will remember the story about Hamish, the scones and the lace tablecloth. Readers in the UK will be aware that a helicopter crashed in Central London yesterday and the pilot, Peter Barnes, died. It was Peter Barnes' parents, lifelong close friends of Human Granny and Grandad, who gave them the Nottingham lace tablecloth as a wedding gift. So many memories. Such a tragedy.


  1. So sorry to read your footnote about Peter Barnes. The accident, including a photo of Peter, was just on our evening TV headline news in NZ as I was reading your blog.

    Bertie - we found you!

  2. Lovely picture, especially enlarged with the little lad visible.

    Condolences in the loss of a family friend. Good memories there.


  3. We heard about the crash and so sorry about you loosing your friend Peter. I did see you in the picture and you look handsome as ever!!!


  4. Oh, there you are Bertie...we did have to biggify the picture.

    We, too, have been watching the coverage on television about the sad. We don't remember the scone incident as such...but we remember the re-enactment.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. We do remember scone-gate. Such a sad tragedy yesterday and we feel for the peeps of the two that died. Here things are still not back to normal.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Oh Gail, We heard of the crash last night on the news. So sorry for the loss of your friend. We do remember Hammish's scone incident. It was a good tale.
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie
    and Cassie (the hooman)

  7. Wee see you Bertie. So sorry for the loss of your friend, what a tragedy. The scone story reencactment was our favorite post of yours

    urban hounds

  8. We remember the scone incident well.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter's family and friends. What a tragedy.

    Lilly, Piper, Celti, Ivy and Lynn

  9. Morning Bertie!!!
    I can see you handsome shadow w/o bigyfying!!
    Have I ever told you what wonderful posture you have? MOL on Mom needing her own Bertie. That cracked us up. Mom said the visual of me and a Bertie living together was quite vivid.

    We were so sorry to read about the Mr. Barnes' passing in the terrible crash yesterday. Our condolences to your family and his you all were just about family.
    Hugs and Purrs Madi your BFFF and Mom

  10. We see you, we really see you there. And look how beautiful that sky is behind you. What a fabulous walk you had.

    We are sorry to hear about your family friend Peter. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. Such sad news yesterday about the helicopter. Our condolences go to the family and friends.

  12. Oh no! So sad. And Bertie where is your light! Boy oh boy that Gail
    Benny & Lily

  13. How sad. You have left me whining and feeling miserable. Where were your disco lights at the park, eh? I like them! Where were they from?
    Pip :)

  14. Firstly, I am so sorry about the lives lost in the helicopter crash. :( These things always bring home the reality of the fragility of life.

    Looking back over your posts, all I can say is "Brrrr...!" Your pictures are more like 150x shades of grey. (I am sure that the soul feels grey too)

    Here in JHB, the sun is glowing through the windows at about 6am. Rise and shine! Time to put on sunblock. Temperatures, by 7.40, are starting to rise...and its already far too hot for a walk.

    BTW, I loved seeing Gail's office. I hope that you got introduced to all of Gail's friends, Bertie...and perhaps annointed a few too...?

    Lotsaluv from your friends in South Africa.

  15. What a sad loss...the connection with sconegate and human granny a.d grandad makes it all the harder to accept.

    Wirey love,

    Jake and Just Harry

  16. We are sorry to hear about the accident.

    The snowy park picture is beautiful but somehow sad.


  17. Bertie, I had to bigify, but then I saw you.

    I am sorry about the accident, that is very sad.

    Loveys Sasha

  18. How very sad about Peter Barnes. A terrible terrible tragedy. You did a good job of not being visible Bertie mate, but I took your advice and biggified it and could just make you out!! Deccy x

  19. You look like a shadow dog Bertie! We has not had much success with night vision stuff, it all just sinks in my fur.

    So sorry about Peter, he obviously lived a very unselfish life. :(

  20. Howdy Bertie, we did see you in the photo when we bigified it. We're sorry about your friend Peter Barnes. Sincere sympathy to you all.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  21. The crash was terrible even more so because of your connection with Peter Barnes. Condolences to you Gail, and your Mom and Dad.
    George spotted Bertie, how could he not