Sunday 12 May 2013

Qui est Milou?

An encounter walking home from the park last week.

A man dressed in casual but stylish clothes, holds the hand of a small boy, presumably his son.

The wee lad points excitedly in my direction.

This is what Gail hears.

"Shang, shang!"

And the father's response.

"Ah oui, c'est Milou! Le chien est Milou, n'est ce pas?"

No. I'm Bertie.


Well I s'pose it's better than "where are his wheels?"


  1. How cute... French tourists in Aberdeen...
    No I mean how cute of the son.. and of course there is a great likeness. He's not wrong. I wonder how many British kids would know about Tin Tin?

  2. LOL funny....where are his wheels? Happy Mothers' Day Gail. We hope it is a good one. Have a serene Sunday too.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Now, we don't speakie any French here, we only speak Dachshund, so we're having a little trouble translating. But did the little boy think that you were Tin Tin?

    Give your Mom a BIG kiss from us Bertie and wish her a Happy Mother's Day.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  4. BOL. The wheels on the bus go round and round.

  5. I had to google that one, my wiry friend. Surely you are much more dignified than a cartoon dog, but always nice to get attention.


  6. The resemblance is uncanny. I understand the mistaken identity.

  7. Well that is a very strong resemblance

    urban hounds

  8. Hello Bertie!
    I'm pleased to hear that Eve (and Grace and their mum) met you and Gail this morning at Duthie Park!
    I'm happy because it means you really do exist and that there's a chance of me bumping in to you one day there, but I'm a wee bit sad because Eve didn't take me with her. Maybe one day we will meet each other!
    Eve phoned to tell me how lovely you and Gail are, and that you're quite a quiet little dog, meaning I might like you! (I don't like big woofy dogs, although I bark a lot at home myself)

    I like Snowy and Tintin too, and I must admit, if you were pure white you would look rather a lot like him. And you are both very clever too!
    But wheels? You do look a bit like a soft toy, but surely people can tell the difference!

    Have a super week,
    Pippa :)

    1. Oh Pippa, it was so exciting to meet all your family in the Park this morning, although it was disappointing that you were not there too. Gail was very impressed with Eve's unicycle, and I must say I think that, with only one wheel, it is an improvement on Gail's bicycles. (Personally I'd say no wheels at all would be even better).
      Hope to see you too before long.
      Toodle pip!

  9. OMD Bertie that little two legger thought you were a Cartoon. We hope that you explained that you are a SCIENTIST and not a pawtend thingy.

    WHAT??? You got to meet Pippa's peeps??? THAT is wonderful.

  10. Hari OM
    Oh I loved Tin Tin and Snowy when I was ...younger... (ahem).

    Smart kid that. But there you go - from cartoon to flesh and blood, meeting bloggy friends at the park. How wonderful!

    Hope the week goes well for you and Gail. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  11. Even though we are called French, we still don't know what's going on
    Benny & Lily

  12. Howdy Bertie, well, your smiles are the same mate. We reckon you made that little blokes day. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  13. Did he ask for your pawtograph? You certainly made their day.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. Errr mate. The likeness is a little uncanny...... Deccy x

  15. Maybe you can cash in on your cartoon twin's fame and fortune!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. Bertie we expect that wee lad was saying
    'Oh Dad look at that most handsome Pup and his mum...they are having as much fun as you and I are. do you think I could touch his handsome furs?'
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  17. That sure sounded weird Bertie!! I am sure he was noticing just how handsome that you are!!


  18. Uhmmm...? Where's the translate button?
    What was the tone? Maybe that will give us some clues...
    Uhm....didn't Tin-tin have a dog like you?