Monday, 8 April 2013

An error in logic






Come Sunday evening, I couldn't help but notice that Gail had been home for the best part of two days, and had completely unpacked her bicycle panniers, which disgorged a number of much worn merino wool tops and sundry alarming glow-in-the-dark outer garments, plus allen keys, spare inner tubes, maps and suchlike, but not a single item that could reasonably be described as a special present for one's favourite and much missed wire-haired fox terrier.

Then I heard her saying this to a friend on the phone. "Oh but it's pointless buying presents for dogs, don't you think? I've better things to do on holiday than go shopping. And besides, I've devoted almost the entire weekend to spending quality time with Bertie. I took him for a long walk in Kirkhill Forest this afternoon, despite the sleet, and afterwards let him cuddle up on my lap, still damp from his post-walk bath, and helped him catch up with all his blog pals, including the much anticipated new PON pups Bob and Sophie."

You know I thought my owner was a highly qualified scientist, supposedly skilled in logical reasoning.

So how come she couldn't work out that buying treats for one's pet and spending quality time with him are not mutually exclusive activities.....?

27 comments:

  1. You are so right, Bertie. There's a brain pathway blocked there or something....better get it seen to.

    We hope you didn't get dunked in a cold stream after your wonderful walk.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. lol brain pathway blocked, Scotsmad could be right. Tell Gail she should get you a monthly Pooch Pack :) You do look like you had a good walk which is better them anything money can buy.
    Have a Good Week
    George xxx

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  3. Whats with you these days, Bertie? You going through the Terrible Threes or something?

    Stella

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  4. Can't fault your logic Bertie. Treats are an important way to show affection we think. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Bertie it is good to read you have escaped prison and are back home.
    Disappointing you did not receive a pressie, but there again our Mum has just returned from the continent and we didn't get a thing either...

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

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  6. Bertie it is good to read you have escaped prison and are back home.
    Disappointing you did not receive a pressie, but there again our Mum has just returned from the continent and we didn't get a thing either...

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

    Pee S. Sorry about the above comment in another name. Our human brother was signed into our computer and we accidentally commented under his name.

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  7. Oh no Bertie! This is terrible. I think you'll have to drag Gail up to Pet Comforts this week and make her buy some good treats, to make up for it. I'm sure you would have loved to try French dog treats!
    Glad to see you faced the sleet and went out for a muddy walk (I didn't), but isn't it weird that it's sort of sunny again just now?
    How was prison? I hope they treated you with utmost respect and weren't too hard on you!
    Pippa, woof

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  8. Oh Bertie,
    Life isn't fair, is it? The best option is to do exactly what you are doing - cover yourself with mud, run around like a lunatic and leave pawprints everywhere. EVERYWHERE!!! That should give Gail the hint that one-on-one time is better than any treat in any form (haha)
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM and your buddies in SA

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  9. ps Welcome back to Gail!
    (Bertie, did you see that Gail met up with your clone during her travels?)
    I certainly hope that the weather warms up and that your Spring is just around the corner. I suppose one gets to the point where you say 'Enough is enough! No more snow!' Hope the sun comes out soon.
    Lotsaluv
    MM in SA

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  10. No present, my that is unfair. Now your Gail is definitely very devoted but by now she should know the score and remember that a present is always appreciated. I can see not wanting to buy one while on the trip, so perhaps you could get her to purchase you one afterwards

    urban hounds

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  11. MOL MOL Bertie sometimes the humans over think things...probably has something to do with being 'highly qualified scientist'!! That was hilarious!! Good for you calling her out on her hugs MISTAKE. Bertie I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but some of your handsome black furs are running down your legs.
    Hugs madi your bFFF
    PS we are so happy to hear Gail had a good vacation.

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  12. We agree - treats and time aren't the same thing. You should give your mom sad eyes for that! Lee and Phod

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  13. We're sorry Bertie that you didn't at least get a goodie bag or two from her trip. That's just plain injustice. Hopefully maybe she will learn a lesson for the next time she leaves you.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  14. OH BERTIE... this is SO unfair. Perhaps all that time on that Bike Seat... Messed up HER thinking processes. NOT RIGHT.. NOT RIGHT AT ALL. Sooooo very much Sorry buddy.

    BUTT we MUST say... that looks like a super walkie you had.

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  15. Oh my goodness! She obviously didn't realize you were listening
    Benny & Lily

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  16. OMD....Logic...right out the window! How wrong is that?

    Bertie, you look pretty happy there! Now why on earth would SHE give you a BATH?

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  17. She didn't buy you a treat?!?! That's DOG ABUSE!

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  18. Bertie,

    Sometimes even smart humans reveal a shocking lack of sensitivity to our deepest needs.

    Wirey empathy and head shaking.

    Jake and Just Harry

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  19. Bertie - No presents ? Not even an alsace sausage ? Some things are just plain wrong ! As for the bath !!!!

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  20. Mucky Bertie! Bad Gail... a wee French treat would have been the least you would expect. A nice French pastry comes to mind.

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  21. "To err is human....." and all that mate. Never a truer word if you ask me. Nice to catch up with you again pal. Deccy x

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  22. Hey Bertie,
    Looks like you had a wonderful walkie. Treats are nice, but bonding with hoomans is great! Plus you got to get all muddy! How fun.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek & Moosie

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  23. What is Gail saying, has she lost her mind. Why you deserve a present you kept the home fires going while she was away. She is treating you like a subservient. Bertie I feel your pain.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William the Scot

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  24. No treats. Dang. It's truly just not right!!

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  25. Quality time and doggie treats are not mutually exclusive, but collectively exhaustive!

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  26. Bertie, the same twisted logic is often used at my estate and I am sick to death of it. How we suffer.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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