Saturday, 5 October 2013

Bertie the good sport

I am just back from a busy few days in Nottingham, visiting the human grandparents and making myself available for frequent cuddles.

We travelled by train and I was as good as gold. Yes really.

Readers should know that the Friday 9:52 a.m. East Coast train from Aberdeen is, unofficially, the Stag and Hen Party Express.

What fun!

So many jolly, lively and not at all drunk folk on board to keep Gail and I entertained as we sped south.

Newcastle was the main destination for these party people. For some reason* Gail was holding me very tight as we watched them disembarking...

....and she breathed a big sigh of relief as the train pulled out of the station. 

*Click here to read about the earlier 'Newcastle Station Incident'.


  1. Oh Bertie,
    You look perfect good,


  2. Bertie,

    Your fur looks ruffled!

    I'm guessing there was LOTS more cuddles, apart from on the train, than you are telling us about, and not just from HGD, HGY and Gail this weekend. I hope Gail made sure you were cuddled at least one-hundred times over the weekend, as it is meant to be beneficial to humans and my human says she knows this for a fact. Of course, I've found if you give extra cuddles when you get home, sometimes you get extra food treats, or at least the chance to lie in the sunshine, on the back lawn, in the sunshine with your stressed human.


  3. OMG that will have been a fun filled four hours. Poor Gail...

  4. LOL Bertie that must have been fun and we bet the journey was made all the more quicker. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Gail is quite clever....only needs one bad experience to learn by....BOL! A stag and Hen party train. We seem to have big, red buses.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    You were so right, no tourist videos shows the flies and mozzies...that's what you will ALWAYS find in Australia.

  6. Party time on the train huh - hey at least you got to enjoy being in the train - here they would of stuck you in a kennel in the luggage cartridge !!!!!!

  7. Bertie: We echo earlier comments concerning the sad state of dog travel in the US. We are trying to convince Muzzer to move us somewhere in the UK or EU so we can travel in something other than the Gussiemobile. We do remember the earlier incident in Newcastle, and understand why Gail was holding you close. Love to all

    gussie n teka

  8. I am writing in agreement with gussie and teka! I would love to live in the UK somwhere so we could go on train trips together, me and my Mum. It would be the best fun ever and I am trying to figure out how to do it! Any suggestions?



  9. Bertie, We thought Gail might have been worried that the super hero guy was going to walk off the train with you.

    Millie & Walter

  10. We would have screamed at that Hen thing
    Benny & Lily

  11. Oh what a fun train ride Bertie....Mom and I don't need to click here to read about Newcastle....that frightful tale is what horror stories are all about! I can still see Gail
    running and screaming down the platform....shiver me timbers for sure.

    Hugs Madi your bfff

  12. Bewtie
    Yoo , as opposed to , ummm , those hoomans wewe absolutely pawfect and so well behaved..i hope yoo didn't get a headache fwom the foo es when they bweefed on yoo, BOL
    Smoochie kisses,

  13. One of the most delightful things about traveling in Scotland is visiting with all the dogs on trains and ferries!
    And hotels and restaurants! So civilized. Edward is quite jealous. xo

  14. Hari OM
    Crikey, what a cracker ride! Adore those photos of you surveying the platform, Bertie - I trust you were not hatching another escape plan!! Hugz iz the bestest!!!!

    Hugs and wags from YAM-aunty xxx

  15. Bertie - Your presence on those trips to Nottingham is worth its weight in gold. Well done for gurading so professionally when the hen and stag night crowd got off at Newcastle.

  16. We have a lurcher that LOVES train travel :)

  17. Seems like it was quite an exciting and fun train ride!

  18. Howdy Bertie, we're so green with jelly that you can travel by train and think you are so brave too. It sounds exciting but scary at the same time. Have you ever seen a big dog on the train or is there a limit to the size? See ya mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  19. If I remember correctly Bertie isn't this the station where you went walkabout? I'm sure Gail had some scary flashbacks ...So glad you behaved this time and didn't get tempted away by guys in funny outfits

  20. What an adventure! Taking the train must have brought you lots of attention :-)

  21. Oh Bertie, I do love you travels, I get to go in the car...but it's not the same as a train ride. When I first came to my forever house we had a WFT named Bradford....he was like a big brother to me....I still miss him.

  22. We constantly think of your HGD and HGM and hope that they are comfortable and happy. You are such stars about visiting and keeping an eye out for their needs. I admire you for that! Bertie, keep up your cuddles - they do the humans such good.
    Sending lotsaluv

  23. Bertie,
    It looks like you had a raving time there with banana man and his crew, of course you would have felt more tempted to run free into Newcastle with them than last time! You and Gail could've gone to the wedding!
    Pippa :)