Friday 17 May 2013

A Park Day Prize: Thank You Finn and Gizmo!

Oh Gail, that looks like an interesting parcel. Is it for me?

Well yes Bertie, in fact it is. All the way from Finn and Charley in New York. Did you know that you won a prize for your Park Day post on 26 April.

A prize? How tremendously exciting! For the poem I wrote about Duthie Park, I presume? At last my literary talents have been recognised and rewarded...

Er Bertie, not so fast. I hate to break it to you pal, but I think you won the prize because your name was pulled out of the hat first, rather than on literary merit.

Oh. Are you quite sure?

(Bertie looks momentarily crestfallen, but soon bounces back).

Whatever. Let's open it up. Hurry hurry!

Oh my gosh that is just brilliant. My very own shark!

And such a pretty card for Gail.

And oh and those chewy things look just great too. A pig and an alligator, if I am not mistaken?

What do you mean Gail, you are going to save them for our next train journey? I am not at all interested in your notion that success in life is strongly linked to an ability to delay gratification. I am a dog, remember. You might at least open up that roll thingy.


Thank you SO much to both Finn and Gizmo, not only for the wonderful and generous prize gifts, but for organising such a hugely enjoyable and successful Park Day.

I expect most of my friends already know about Park Day 2.0. It all looks so much fun. I do hope I get to take part, despite Gail's constant refrain that she's "too busy just now"...


  1. Well, we thought your poem showed a great deal of literary merit, Bertie!


  2. Frantastic prize Bertie. And we feel that your poem was PRIZE WORTHY!

    Does your shark squeak?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Great fun seeing Bertie all excited about parcel opening and also to see the elusive Gail!

  4. Bertie the Bard. Great prize. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Congratulations on your pawsome win!!

    Loveys Sasha

  6. How very exciting!
    Enjoy length :)

  7. Hiya Bertie! I am so glad that you enjoyed your box of pressies!!! Those rolls look nom nom nom delicious. Enjoy that shark too!! Thanks again for playing Park Day with us!

  8. Aww, you were So excited with your presents the video :)

  9. Bertie...your video is adorable. What a playful young man you are. The name of your blog is very appropriate. What cool prizes. I've been curious about the Kong chews. You'll have to tell us what you think of them. The card is super lovely. I enjoy making cards and that's a beauty.

  10. Way to go Bertie! That package was loaded with yummies so we're glad that Gail broke down and gave you one of them. Mommy said that card is really beautiful and has never seen anything like it.

    Regardless of what anyone tells you Bertie, your writing talents are amazing!!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. WE believe your WERE picked from the hat beclaws your poem was the TOPPER of all poems!!

    LOVED your video... You really loved your prize pressie... too bad that GAIL chose to FORCE you to suffer Delayed Gratification where the snacks are concerned.

  12. What a great prize! Have a great day. Lee and Phod

  13. Wonderful prizes - we are sure your poem had something to do with it :)

  14. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, what a cool pressie pack! That video of you wagging and tugging on your shard was adorable. My peeps are going all squeeee to watch you. Fun shark toy and your poem was totally pawesome!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  15. I KNOW the prize was based on literary merit, Bertie. They just said the stuff about random drawings to save everybody else's feelings.

  16. Hari OM
    BOL - I loved to see you bounce and spring!! Don't blame you for the excitement 'cos that was some boxful - and the card was 'the business'!!

    Happy weekend to you and Gail. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  17. I think Gail might be wrong on this one. The prize is most definitely for your literary talents!! Picked out of a hat - nonsense.

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S: Careful that shark might bite!

  18. Yep we agree with Pip, it's the talent coming out, now about them treats, Gail us doggies have no understand of the word wait, "Got Food, Lets Eat"

    The Mad Scots

  19. Oh Bertie how cool is that! All the way from New Yawk
    Benny & Lily

  20. Bertie, Your will soon as famous as J. Chaucer, we just know it.
    Sally Ann and Andy

  21. Oh CONGRATS Bertie!! You are a winner in my book too!! ENJOY!!!


  22. Congratulations, Bertie! That must have been so exciting to get a parcel all the way from New York! Even though your name was picked from the hat, I still think you are a deserving winner, for your poem was very impressive!
    Those American thingies look funny, I hope you enjoy them on your next train trip. And that card for Gail was very lovely! I enjoyed watching your video, you looked very excited!
    Have a super day,
    Pippa :)

  23. Wow. A package from NY. Super exciting!! And, we do have to say, that was a really, really lovely card for your Mom!

  24. Bertie what a fantastic present from Finn and Charley!! Well done and the card is exquisite....frame worthy for sure.

    Bertie my happy sweet little friend your Terrier tail makes me smile a great big smile. So happy. If I ever have a prize for happy tails you'll get it.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  25. You are a lucky lad Bertie. What splendid prizes.

    Can't wait to see you...

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  26. What pawesome prizes you got there, Bertie! We think it's both for your literary talent and the magic hat powers. bol!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie


  27. Hey, Bertie! You are some kind of Lucky Guy is what you are. To get your prize for Park Day, and it might have been based on Literary Merit. You weren't there when that was decided So you can't know.

    Cheers to you, B!

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  28. mol BERTIE the visual you painted of GAIL riding her bike 65 miles in a GALE was too funny!! great play on words
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  29. congrats on your well deserved win. As always your countryside looks gorgeous, In response to your fetch comments on our post today, no the pugs where amused by fetch for a while or at least Weasley was Ping and Tubby are not going to fetch, more then three times too much exercise for tem. They like a nice constitutional in cool water and can walk about an hour but only do short bursts of running anymore. Terriers are definitely more rambunctions which is why even though mom has a wire fox crush she doubts they are for her, or at least not until she is retired

    urban hounds

  30. Bertie I'm so glad you liked your prize package...tell Gail delayed gratification just doesn't work for us dawgs ;)