Saturday 23 November 2013

Brian Cox: not cuter than me, surely?

Well it has been quite a week down here in England.

So in an intermission between visiting HGD in hospital, Gail disappeared off to London on business for two days. I went to stay with my cousins, standard poodles Percy and Cocoa in their beautiful Derbyshire farmhouse and I can't pretend it was all bad, even if Percy is a wee bit bossy and I was banned from chasing sheep in the fields nearby.

Really I could have stayed longer. In fact I nearly asked to go back there, when I heard what Gail had to say about her London trip.

I mean I thought she was going down for important meetings, but oh no, she came back babbling like a starstruck schoolgirl.

"Oh Bertie, we had such an exciting meal out on Wednesday night. I went with my colleagues, all geophysicists and engineers, to a Chinese restaurant near Victoria Station and can you believe who was at the table next to us? Brian Cox*, Eric Idle** and James Dyson***, all on the same table! Gosh we were so thrilled. I mean Brian Cox looked and acted exactly like on TV. Even the gestures. I like to think they were planning to write a comic song about quantum energy levels in vacuum cleaners or something. Oh Brian Cox is just so cute and adorable...."

It was a long time before she got around to saying that she'd missed me.

Explanation for readers based outside of the UK:
*Brian Cox: physics professor, presenter of brilliant science programmes on TV, ex-pop star, heart throb!
**Eric Idle: ex Monty Python, of course.
***James Dyson: inventor of the Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner and much else.

PS from Gail: against the odds HGD has rallied, still in hospital but he was sitting up and gave me a big smile when I visited yesterday.


  1. He is definitly less cuter than you :p


  2. What my dad calls a brush with greatness! Continued good wishes for HGD!

    Wirey love,

    Just Harry

  3. Hoping this rally by HGD lasts a long time! Are you heading for home soon??? We know Thanksgiving is not a hol in the UK, but hope you have a wonderful Thursday. We recommend the giblets. We are the only ones here who will eat them, can you believe that???

    gus n teka

  4. OMDs Bertie I expect your WHT tail was wagging over time while you were romping about the field w Percy and Cocoa. Gail had several sightings at one time...she must have been excited too.
    Hugs to HGD

  5. WE think YOU had more fun than Gail did. WHO would want to sit Near the guy who invents new versions of VACULA? If WE had been there WE would have PEED on his shoe.
    What wonderful news about HGD. We hope that he continues to improve.

  6. Whew, glad to here HGD is doing better, and yep dad knew who each was, that Monty Python kinda dates him. Now about ignoring Bertie like that, Bites may have to send over Lead Detective Zaphop to investigate this ! Bertie start rounding up your eye witnesses

    The Mad Scots

  7. Lead Detective Zaphod here - been sent to investigate a case of neglect.
    Bertie, it is reported that you have some witnesses. I would like their names so I can investigate them. Further, I am wondering if these "famous" people may remember seeing your Gail at the restaurant that night. They would make great witnesses if this has to go to court.
    I will send in the forensic team to look for evidence such as tickets to show she was away etc.
    Blogville Police Department is on this Bertie!

  8. Vacuum maker man would have scared me -- I don't like his product much!! I'd have rather been with my cousins like you were!!

  9. Well Bertie, you know you've got our vote as being the most handsomest, intelligent boffin in the whole universe. But SHE has the thumbs, and SHE thinks Gail hit the mother load! Brian Cox!!! Eric Idle!!! (And as SHE has a Dyson with turbo animal hair remover.....SHE'll count him, too.)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    What, you couldn't chase even one sheep??!!

  10. On second thought. Just think what that trio missed out on by not realising that Gail is owned by the famous Bertie....if only you'd been there, those three would have had such a thrill--think of the stories they could have told at home.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  11. Oh Bertie, your mum is what we call a Brain Groupie over here. We know, cuz OURS is too. Seriously, she's all "Neil DeGrasse Tyson" this and "Brian Cox" that. *eyeroll* PUHLEEEZ.

  12. Hari Om
    Crikey, I thought my week was going crazy with it's hi's and lo's..... First let me add to best wishes for HGD's continued recovery.

    Second; OMD Gail and the Greats!!! I am super impressed. Ahem... however, I know a very famous and intellectual blog dog and not by hearsay either... what's more he's cute and cuddly. Luv ya Bertie boy!

    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  13. I am sure that you had a better time than Gail and you certainly are cuter than any old guy!!


  14. Hooray for HGD, and for perking up!
    Of those three guys, I only know of Dyson, the Vac Guy and Eric Idle the Funny Guy. I don't know what Cox looks like but you are far more attractive than Idle and Dyson. and two out of three ain't bad.

    Jo and Stella

  15. Bertie, you are the only celebrity that WE know and you are real handsome!
    Good news about and hugs to your HGD!
    Wyatt and Stanzie

  16. Howdy Bertie, our mum would have gone a bit coo coo too if she saw Eric Idle. Sending a late Happy Birthday to HGD and we have paws crossed he will continue to feel better. Hugs to all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. We have our paws crossed for HGD

    urban hounds

  18. Oh Bewyie, while I'm shoowe it was thwilling to see Bwian Cox and Ewic Idle and co. But weeeely, they can't hold a candle to you. . I mean they awe bwilliant and all, but so awe uou and they awe not squawe and cewtainly nevew as handsum as you awe my sweet fwiend. I'm so happy about the news of HGD..i know yoow a big pawt of why he is smiling
    Smoochie kisses

  19. We are glad to hear about HGD. Next time your mom better tell you first thing how painful it was to be away from you!

  20. Bertie I just don't understand why those actors are not a famous as you! I think staying with your cousins, Percy and Cocoa at their Derbyshire farmhouse is better than dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Why
    Chinese food is not filling at all. Hoping for the best with HGD.
    Sweet William The Scoy