Oh this is so exciting. I simply can't wait for September. Is it really still three months away?
Friends, do you remember that last year I went on a geological field trip with Gail and her colleagues?
Well it seems there could be another field excursion opportunity coming up.
At first I thought I would not be allowed to attend this year, as the human participants will be sharing bedrooms in the hotel on Skye.
But guess what? Gail's splendid boss Alison has volunteered to share with the both of us!
Isn't this just the best news ever?
So I couldn't believe my flappy little ears when I overheard Gail saying to a friend that she feared it - the rooming together business that is - might be a "career limiting move"....
Now. Regular readers of this blog might have the impression that, because I occasionally criticise my owner, I am not grateful for all that she does for me.
But of course I am grateful, deeply so, and I am thrilled that now I may have the chance to do something positive for Gail, and give her prospects at work a boost by making sure her manager has a truly 'special' time when we are all sharing a bedroom.
Do you think Alison would appreciate me woofing a lullaby? I am sure she would love to have her ears licked in lieu of an early morning call. Perhaps she will bring along some favourite clothing that could do with a few extra ventilation holes? At the very least I shall help her unpack her suitcase and endeavour to reduce any papers she has brought along to a more manageable size.
Fellow pups, I am confident you can help me with some further ideas for making a lasting impression on this very important lady, in such a way that will reflect well on my beloved human of course...
Stop press from Gail: due to difficulties in finding a suitable hotel on the Isle of Skye, the accommodation has been further downgraded to bunkhouse dormitories and Bertie's participation in the field trip is hanging in the balance. Watch this space.. .