Friday, 24 January 2014

"My next dog…"

It's been a quiet week here in Aberdeen. See what Gail brought down from the bookshelf last night.

Why she would need such a book is a mystery to me. It is, surely, a settled fact that the wire-haired fox terrier is the perfect and only breed for this household.

I noticed this page is well thumbed.
"Just researching my next dog Bertie", says Gail. "Perhaps I'll go for a type that wouldn't try to grasp my ankle in its mouth (gently, but not that gently) every time I put my feet up. You know, I once had a boyfriend whose father always introduced his wife as 'my first wife'. Just, so he said, to keep her on her toes. Same idea here, Bertie…."

I refuse to listen anymore to this rubbish.

I know she's only teasing.


  1. Yep we wouldn't listen either Bertie to such twaddle and we too play bitey ankle. She here has no sense of fun and yells at me to stop because it hurts Twaddle I say. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Not a terrier??? She's obviously joking...

  3. Hari OM
    Phssawww! those Malamutes are nothing but the photos they pose in. Bertie, you are real - okay real sometimes means flaws. But that is real. Real is good.

    No worries, little mate. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Don't worry buddy you are real :) , have a great day

  5. Yeah, my momma keeps talkin bout puppies specially when she calls me and I go da other direction.

  6. Poor Bertie, our mom has a similar issue, particularly as we get, ahem, older. Mom also harbors a fantasy that in 20 years when she retires, she gets to retire at 55, she may get a wire fox terrier because perhaps then she can meet their exercise nees, Bertie we cant help but think you are a tad responsible for this, although the Thin Man movies are also a contributing factor

    retro rover

  7. You just have to live a long long long time so that Gail will completely forget about any other dog

  8. Nobody better suggest to muzzer that the next dog will be other than a wire(d) fox terrier. That said, we still don't let her volunteer at the shelter or work many rescue weekends. She is a sucker for brown (or blue, or yellow or hazel) eyed dogs.

    gus n teka

  9. We think she is simply Practicing fur April Fool's Day.

  10. Bertie I think Gail's research is all about discovering that there is no other breed as PERFECT as WHFT.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  11. What can a person do who loves all the dog breeds! That book may have your next brother or sister in it. Better be a good boy, Bertie!


  12. SHE's got books like that AND SHE keeps bringing in new watch out.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  13. Hummmmmm.....maybe you need to do a little sucking up Bertie!

    The Mad Scots

  14. Bertie, a next dog doesn't always mean a replacement. I'm getting a next dog, another Airedale, next week. Just tell your person you think adding a nice, hairy, shedding Malamute to the place is a good idea and she'll appreciate you all the more.

  15. PaaaaaaaTooooooeeeeeeee Bertie!! Gail has the very best dog in that book .... well maybe equal only to the mini schnauzer (BOL!!) Where is that encyclopaedia of Peep Owners you can paw thru?????

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  16. Seriously why do you let Gail have a book like that. Why books like that cause brothers and sisters to enter the home. Then you have to share your stuff, Bury the book in the backyard.
    Sweet William The Scot

  17. I was at "camp" for a few days and when they came to pick me up, mom saw a very very large dog in the waiting room. She asked the owner if she could pet him and ventured a guess: Irish Wolfhound? Yep, said the owner. Sully. Three years old. Said dog looked at her with sad, indeed mournful, eyes and mom was stricken. He even had a beard. But then she looked outside where dad had me waiting on a leash.. and all was well again.

    Ditch the bok, Bertie. But even if you can't, I don't think you have a thing to worry about.

    Wirey love forever,

    Just Harry

  18. Bertie,
    When Gail is out, dispose of that book in any way you can! Don't let it brainwash Gail's mind, it might deceive her into thinking that the WFT is not the perfect breed, and we certainly do not want that!
    Goodness, that beast on the page looks like a wolf! I hope they're nice wolfs, otherwise you could be in for some trouble Bertie! But it says sledge dog, so maybe Gail's actually just thinking about getting it as a more efficient vehicle, for when the late snow and ice comes. That would be fun!
    Pippa :)

  19. Haaaarumpf! Rubbish INDEED! (MOL)

  20. You HOPE she's only teasing. My Mum kept on going on about this dog and that dog and then look what happened to me. Although, I casnot fault her choice of breed but I hear that mostly down to TND refusing to get any other type and not through Mum's choice!
    Can you believe it!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  21. Of course she's only teasing... malamutes don't bounce, do they?

    Re: your question about where my body was... no worries, it's in my burrow, a.k.a. the laundry bag.

    Re: epigenetics, you're right: I wasn't aware of the latest developments. Thanks for bringing your godmother up to speed.

    Question... if a dog *learns* to pee standing and her puppies *know* how to do that... is that an example of ePEEgenetics?