So Gail spotted this "cute wee Westie" when we stopped off in Nairn, en route to Torridon last Friday.
"Look at her Bertie, isn't she adorable, oh do come over here so I can take a photo of the both of you".
You can imagine what I thought of that idea.
So much more interesting to contemplate how this line of snow formed on the Nairn beach, right?
But Gail didn't want to help me investigate this fascinating natural phenomenon. It was all "oh look Bertie, there's Molly again, isn't her red and white sweater just perfect. It almost makes me want to dig out my rusty knitting needles...."
Well I'm pleased to say that when we reached Torridon I had ample opportunity to remind Gail that I am a roughty toughty terrier, and not designed to prance around on the beach in some fancy and not even waterproof coat.
Those knitting needles can stay in the boxroom!
Rough tough and tumble. Pawsome frolics Bertie. Have a super Sunday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
I think you are just perfect the way you are-but I must admit I wondered how our Hunter would look in that sweater. Today we have near blizzard conditions here in Colorado; thankfully we do have a jacket for him so he can go outside.ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
Noreen & Hunter
Thats right Bertie, us terriers are one tough buch of cookies. we had Ice & Snow and I had pupsicles all over me, Mom cleaned me up and an hour later I had pupsicles again, HeeheeheeReplyDelete
Susie & Bites
Well with that pristine white coat he must stay out of the mud, which doesnt sound fun, we tend to get our clothes pretty dirty. Mom does think you would look great in a bow tie BertieReplyDelete
Everyone has the right to be different Bertie, and I think your simply fine! Although Molly's coat is rather cute...ReplyDelete
Torridon still looks rather chilly and icy! I hope you didn't slip at all! One day, I want to go on a real mountain adventure, but I get car sick so they can't take me too far. The furthest I've been is probably Banchory, and I pooped and threw up all the way home! You're very lucky to have a brilliant cottage like that!
P.S. I don't mind about the award thing! Eve says I mustn't accept too many awards because I'll have to type up so much more, which is time consuming!
Gail does have a BLOCK when it comes to this issue, doesn't she. Pawhaps she thinks you are some delicate little fella. It is very VERY good that you KEEP REMINDING HER that you are Rough and Tough.ReplyDelete
Besides that... a coat like that would cover up your Fine PHYSIQUE.
Bertie, we think you are the perfect Torridon Terrier!ReplyDelete
Bart, Ruby and Otto
Our Mom got all excited when she saw the Westie - she thought you had a sibling!! Sheesh!! Moms!!ReplyDelete
Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy
I don't know - I think you would look pretty darn cute in stripes - maybe make a matching mask and you could be a bandit.ReplyDelete
Yeah, we don't 'do' coats either. AND if Gail ever wants to put in one, just remind her that the can't dunk you in icy water after muddy walks!ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
I can't believe that Gail would ever dream of putting a sweater on your rough tough self.ReplyDelete
Bertie we think you would look wonderful in a sweaterReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Bertie, I don't see you as the sweater type of chap. You don't seem to like to be held down in any way and I think that is so great.ReplyDelete
Bertie - Words fail me.ReplyDelete
No Bertie, a sweater isn't for you. You're looking very handsome in this photos.ReplyDelete
OMDs Bertie no time to discuss fashion or make polite conversation with a pretty girl. You are too funny. I guess you figure pretty girls are like buses there will be another one by in 10 minutes.ReplyDelete
Torridon is beautiful place for a walk with your best girl Gail.
I think I would have had to investigate the snow foam too.
Mayoral office will have to look into the possibility of Finn Director of Parks and Recreation popping over in the future. Maybe we can make a Flat Finn!! MOL
Hugs Madi your BFFF
Bertie, I feel the same way when my Momma makes those kinds of comments about other dogs too. Sheesh. I would love to come for a visit when your park reopens!!! How exciting!ReplyDelete
Thats right my dear Bertie,ReplyDelete
You let he know that girls like us just look natural in our furs. We say NO to sweaters of any type. Good job Bertie
BOL I didnt mean us girls, I know you arent a girl!! Jazzi was putting words in my mouth, geeezzzzReplyDelete
Hahahahaha -- what is it about us Westies that makes people want to sweater us? Isn't it either Murphy or Stanley who turns into a statue when he has to put on clothes? Just try that if she actually darez to knit you something!!!ReplyDelete
The Torridon Terror . . .sounds right to me!ReplyDelete
Jo, Stella and Zkhat
Oh but that little Westie did look SO CUTE in the stripes! And you looked very magnificient in the hills Bertie, definitely your kind of landscape.ReplyDelete
I think you look pawsome and don't need a silly sweater if you don't want one. I have a sweater kind of like that, but it was for a costume when I went as Where's Waldo.ReplyDelete
Why I like the jail stripe sweater and I think you would look mighty nice wearing it. The beach looks chilly like sweater weather. Love looking at the terrain.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot
It is I Madi...writing to ask you to send me an email @
firstname.lastname@example.org I'm working on something. I need advice from a handsome wire haired fox terrier.
We agree, you are not the fashionista. That look is for city dogs! You already have a coat and it's "wash n wear".
Wyatt and Stanzie
They say that the best line of defence is to love your enemies. I say that you should demand that Gail get out her knitting needles and knit you a jacket exactly the same.
I think I've fallen in love with Westies :)
MAXMOM IN SA
Don't know why Gail would have an out of season bee in her bonnet about ruining your perfect hunting camouflage by sticking you in a colorful sweater. You blend right into the mountain winter scenery -- just what is wanted in a fearless hunter.ReplyDelete
Gotta say Bertie, that Molly was a super cute Westie and that red and white striped sweater very fashionable indeed! :D Very cool foam snow on your beach there pal. Yap, I'd be examinin that too :) Your Torridon hike was gorgeous! Wow! And yap, I think your best look is the rugged roughty toughty one ;)ReplyDelete
Waggin at ya,