Tuesday 9 July 2013

The First Class Traveller Look

Oh I do love meeting up with my wiry pal Horatio when we stop in Edinburgh to change trains.

We had over two hours to spare yesterday, so plenty of time for a good run around Arthur's Seat before heading home to Aberdeen.

There was Horatio, his brother Harris, their 'mum' Amanda, and of course  myself and Gail.

It was a warm afternoon, so what better way to end the walk than with a dip in a wee lake near the foot of the hill.

After all, it is important to freshen up before one gets on the train, isn't it?

Especially when one's human has gone to the expense of buying a first class ticket. 

PS from Gail: It's amazing what you can do with a two litre bottle of water and some wet wipes...


  1. Gail did a great job getting you cleaned up, Bertie. She met your challenge.

  2. OMD, Bertie! You were GREEN!!


  3. What a HOOT! Bet you got lots of comments.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Bertie - Congratulations ! A green wet muzzle is something to be envied by all dogs everywhere. Even better that you got it before boarding a train .

  5. Oh my goodness Bertie! You've turned into a Wire-Haired-Green-Snouted-Water-Fox-Terrier! What a mouthful that is to say; at least Gail wiped it off and you can just stick to Wire Haired Fox Terrier.
    Was it only you who came out with a green hooter?
    Pippa :)

    1. Somehow, Horatio, who actually swam whereas Bertie only paddled, emerged from the pond a lot less green!

  6. Haha, Bertie, you looked like Greench :)

    Mai the Westie

  7. OMD Bertie - you really cracked up mum and me...... we think she may have broken a rib she laughed so hard at all your greenery!! Me - I'm still trying to work out how you got green from swimming!!!

    We give them good tasks sometimes huh!?!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  8. LOL we are crying with laughter. Bertie you just made our day. Nice one pal. You look just right for travelling first class. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Bertie,

    You made my mum smile with your green look - she recalled the "green - you know you are soaking in it" line from a very old TV commercial for Palmolive.


  10. Bertie,
    Just look at that muzzle very styling. You would have been the envy of all the train passengers. Too bad Gail had those wipes

    urban hounds

  11. Wow! We are so impressed. That may take the naughty prize for the year.

    gus n teka

  12. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, I'm all greeeen with envy about your nice swimmie! BWAR HAR HAR Actually, green's a good color for you. What a pretty lake and you have fun furiends! Thanks for the chuckle today.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  13. Oh, how funny Bertie,
    You look AWESOME!!!


  14. WHY did Gail wash off your lovely furs color? You could have been the center of attention in 1st class.

    GRINCH... Witch... Leprechaun...or Goblin ??? What were you trying to be buddy???

    Darn Buddy that was a super look fur you. We have NO idea WHY our MOM is rolling around the floor Laughing like a Loon.

  15. Now you know what to do come next St Patrick's day Bertie. And tell Gail that she is in the wrong profession. If she can do that with a bottle of water and wipes she should be in the grooming trade!

  16. Sitting here,at the,airport waiting for our kids plus 13 -month grandaughter to arrive for a week's visit and cracking up at the sight of a green Bertie. As the tune goes, its big easy being green!!!!


  17. Meant to read its not easy ...


  18. Looks like you had a swell time with your pals,
    Bertie, but the green slime look is just not in style with me!


  19. Oh I would have loved to see you smear some of the lake gunk onto a first class seat!!! Safe travels!

  20. Hari OM
    First, I am most glad you identified who was which in that top photo, for I thought I was seeing double...

    Second, until the time I had controlled myself after seeing green, I was seeing double!! OMD Bertie, you'll have Gail fretting about your next train trip if you keep all these shannigans. Was that Duddingston loch then, which enabled the recolouring? Mercy me, there's a clean up needed THERE never mind your muzzle.

    I trust the rest of the week is relatively uneventful. For Gail's sake! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  21. ..tsk - that's "shennanigans", shorthanded! Sorry. &*<

  22. Oh my word! Mom is laughing so hard
    Benny & Lily

  23. Bertie was that a green mud mask you were wearing? Momz is laughing hard cause I've come out green too...You do look quite dapper and ready for travel after that quick clean up

  24. MOL Bertie that would be a fine look for St. Patrick's Day.
    No matter you color you are most handsome
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  25. What a lovely bunch you have!

  26. It's not easy being green certainly goes not apply to you Bertie. Why I think you looked just fine being green. Bawheheeeeeeee
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lee is still under the weather sick but she drops by and reads post.
    Thanks for being a friend and please stick with us during this time.
    Sweet William The Scot

  27. Bewtie
    Yoo awe the luckiest doggie...not only do yoo get to meet luvly fwiends on yoow twip, but then have a swim in a lake and finish off wif a fiwst class wide. I think Gail is the best Mum and is quite bwilliant wif hew bottled watew and wipes.
    Smoochie kisses
    pee ess, I'm so happy that yoo like my jumpew..and tell Gail, Mommi had to wait to be in hew fowties befowe she got hew dweam of having a doggie

  28. Mom is mega panic prone so even though she loves wire fox terriers and used to think of owning one in retirement about 20 years from now it may not come to pass. You guys are so darling though. Now mom is into Sealyham terriers though supposedly a bit calmer but with the terrier spunk intact
    urban hounds