Tuesday 11 June 2013

A flurry of emails (you couldn't make it up)

First a confession. I was so anxious about this Skye geology field course* business (see 4 June post) that I hacked into Gail's work emails. I found this exchange between Gail, her boss Alison and course leader Jim. 

What a relief to find out that someone has been taking my needs seriously...

 We will be staying in a bunkhouse with 4 rooms so everyone will be sharing.
I'm wondering how this affects Bertie's sleeping arrangements

Hi Jim

Thanks for thinking of Bertie!
Tricky on many levels. Alison has already volunteered to share with me and Bertie, but presumably there would be others in the room too. And for this reason many bunkhouses won’t take dogs. If I had my car Bertie could perhaps sleep in there – a familiar environment, although I have never tried him overnight in it.
Cheers, Gail.

 I suggest that you take your car. We have hired 2 MPVs so I don't think it would be a good idea to have Bertie in these.


Do you have a list of attendees? Depending on number of females you, Gail and Bertie could have one of the rooms. Alternatively the adjacent hotel may have a room we could hire for Gail.
 Mhairi - Please check if bunkhouse in the  hotel takes dogs

Sent from my Blackberry

Bunkhouse are ok with it and once we get the final list we can canvas the girls and see what they think. 
Hopefully no one will mind. 

Sounding promising...

 Fri 6/7/2013 1:28 PM

Bertie a definite go go - 5 ladies do not mind sharing with him.

This e-mail is to confirm your attendance on the Skye fieldtrip 1st-3rd September.......................
.........................We are also to be joined by a very special guest – geology hound Bertie who is a seasoned field tripper (no hard hat requirement).
Any further questions etc. just yell.

Ali, Jim,
That's great.
Bertie has promised to show his gratitude at being included in the field trip by providing a report on the proceedings in his own inimitable style...

* I am under firm instruction always to refer to this excursion to Skye as a field 'course' in order to emphasise that it is a serious training exercise and in absolutely no way whatsoever to be considered a company 'jolly'...


  1. Thats great Bertie,
    Gail was looking out for you!! Sure wish I could come with you, what fun we would have??


  2. Excellent Bertie, You've got the whole team worried about you. Glad they came on board. However, the suggestion that you sleep in the car overnight....we won't even comment.

    We are also offended that you are a geology 'hound'. You are a Terrier and it should be noted. But then, if you are to be included maybe, just maybe, you could be called a geology feline.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. That is great Bertie you are going on the company jolly.....opps we meant field trip. Can't wait to read all about it. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Bertie,

    Aim for the Skye (oops I mean top bunk) and I'm sure you'll find your own bed at the appropriate level!


  5. Hari OM
    YAAAAYYY - looks like a 'jolly' training course to me!! After all, what is learning if not fun? Make sure you start stocking up on "OFF" spray... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  6. Howdy Bertie. Sounds like a jolly time will be had by all. Hope you get the top bunk cause then everybuddy will have to wait on you hand and foot hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
    P.S. We think the only time you should agree to sleep in a car is if it's a limo with all the extras. xx

  7. Bertie I can feel the breeze from your happy tail all the way over here across the pond. You are one lucky Terrier.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF
    PS thank you for the fantastic interview yesterday.

  8. This will be an exciting adventure for all, and I know that Bertie will add so much. On a side note...I like that, "a company jolly." I've been on a few of those.

  9. You know Bertie, Muffin and I took a vote and without a doubt you should sleep in the biggest bed that there is.

    The trip sounds like a lot of fun!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. You're not just tagging along Bertie - you're the star of the show for heavens sake. I think that you're own suite is more in order than sharing a room...

  11. YAY! Glad that everyone came to their senses and realized that your sleeping arrangements came before the humans. Hope you have a wonderful time and report back to us.

  12. So your a hacker? Good hacking news
    Benny & Lily

  13. You HACKED on Gail's Email?? When WE hack... mom gets out the paper towels and the scrubbing Brush and Bucket of water.

    BUTT We digress ... we are thrilled to see that THEY are taking your needs into account. AS THEY SHOULD.

  14. Sounds like a perfect project for you to be involved in.

    Can't imagine people thinking you should sleep in the car, be spooky, I think.

    Have fun Bertie and keep all these peeples on their toes!

    Stella and Zkhat

  15. Yay! so glad you are included and an important part of the team Bertie...oh, in fact we have a title here: Team Bertie (what do you think?).

  16. PHEW! I'm so glad it all worked out. Of course none of the ladies minded bunking with you -- you'll keep them safe all night long! I wish Momma could take me along on her work trips too.

  17. Bertie I am so pleased to see that they took your presence so seriously. They obviously need you there for advice and work. It is easy to see how important you are.

    Loveys Sasha

  18. You get to go you get to go you get to go!!!! AWESOME!!

  19. Well I think everyone is tickled pink that you can come along to this jolly..... ooohhh.... I mean "field Course" Bertie.

    Sleep in the car!!!!????? How absurd! I'd like the bottom bunk. Then you could come and go as you please!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  20. Bertie, I knew it was going to work out! How fun!!!

    Sleeping in the car? No way!

    Keep on wagging,