Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fashion Shoot! (My Birthday Sweater)

Oh, I feel so special. Look at me wearing my very own brand new and unique Guernsey sweater, hand-knitted by Gail. 

I know that in the past I have decried certain items of dog-wear as being a bit, well, a wee bit effeminate.

So I hope you have spotted that my birthday jumper is, as well as being snug and stylish, of a most manly design and entirely appropriate for a roughty toughty terrier.

The intricate Guernsey (or 'Gansey') pattern was traditionally worn by brave seamen, and so, like Gail's language if she miscounts or drops a stitch while knitting, is not at all girlie.

But gosh, this modelling lark is quite exhausting.

Kate Moss must have more stamina than I'd realised.

Oh, did I mention I'm four years old today?

Doesn't time fly?

PS I got some pigs' ears too.


  1. Happy birthday! Your sweater looks pawsome too - Gail are very talented!

  2. Happiest of birthdays! Hope your day was terrierific-- your sweater sure is! Gail is quite talented with her knitting needles and your sweater is quite manly. You cut quite a dashing figure in it! Swoonworthy for sure!

  3. Happy Birthday Bertie!! Your sweater is very handsome and very manly!!

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  4. Happy Birthday, Bertie. Gail did a top job knitting your jumper. And keep reminding her that it does not go in icy streams!

    You look very handsome.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Many Birthday Howls to you Bertie and I hope you enjoys that littles jumper, yes it is verys manly and makes you looks verys handsomes!
    Big wet kisses,
    Enid : )

  6. Happy 4th Birthday dear Bertie and we think your jumper is fabulous and you look very dapper. Have a terrific Tuesday and enjoy your special day.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Happy happy birthday Bertie we hope you got lots of extras for your birthday and we agree you do look stylish is your coat.

  8. Happy Birthday Bertie! Yes, we are a bit tardy, but please count the thought. We love your sweater! Gus is most envious, as he shares your disdain for "outerwear." I am sending lots of kisses your way.


  9. Happy Birthday Bertie. We think you look smashing in your new jumper! Enjoy your day!

  10. BERTIE HAPPY HAPPY WIGGLE DAY TO YOUR WHFT TAIL and To you my sweet friend.
    Bravo to Gail for making such a handsome rough and tough sweater and OMDs your furs look lovely with blue
    hugs madi your bfff

  11. Happy Birthday Bertie! You look smashing in that sweater.

  12. Happy birthday, Bertie!! 4 years old is a very big deal. And WOW, a hand-knitted sweater from your momma?! What a grreat present! You look fabulous.

    OMD you look QUITE Dashing in that super sweater. Miss Gail did a FABULOUS job of knitting it fur you. AND the COLOR is super with your furs colors.
    WHEEE you got a PIG EAR too!!!

  14. Happy, Happy Birthday, to you Bertie! Your sweater is quite lovely!

    Edgar and his mum

  15. Hari OM
    Careful, the orders may start rolling in... Very smart Bertie and 4 years old?? I can scarce believe it.

    Gail and colourful language? Pigs ear... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  16. Four ! Already ? Congratulations !

  17. Me too, I can't believe it's been four years. Why four years ago, I was barely older than you are today. And I never had a hand-knit sweater -- just a store-bought one -- and certainly not one as handsome as mainly as yours. Happy Birthday, Bertie old pal, I wish you all the best and am delighted to have known you for all but a few weeks of your life!

    Wirey love,

    Just Harry (mom too sends birthday wishes!!!)

  18. You do indeed loook very dashing and manly in that Guernsey sweater. We're impressed - our mom's all thumbs where that kind of thing is concerned! HAPPY BIG #4!!

  19. Happy Birthday Bertie. Your new jumper is very manly and a great colour. Just right for walks in wild weather. Enjoy those pig ears. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  20. Well a gigantic HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bertie, may you have like 87 more. Yes that sweater is wonderful, Gail did a great job, the color goes well with your furs and you do look quite MANLY in it. Sleep good, Nighty Night!

    The Mad Scots

  21. Oh your sweater is so nice. You look most handsome Bertie. I LOVE a guy that dresses nice

  22. It is a lovely jumper and quite intricate. Every stitch knitted with love.


  23. Bertie,
    My, my, I hope you were getting paid for modelling that, it looks exhausting, but what a superb job you did. Well done to Gail, she could invest in some more wool and start a business possibly, but only if you star as the logo, of course.
    Sorry we haven't been blogging, school is busy. Hope you enjoy those pigs ears, err, yum?!
    Pippa :)

  24. Happy belated bday, Bertie! We love your new sweater. V stylish! Is Gail taking orders?

  25. Happy belated Birfday Bertie! Mama has been busy here, and not letting us read the bloggies. We're getting a blizzard today by the way, weeeeeeeeeeeeee. We love your sweater, very nice! Mama used to knit many years ago, she's too busy sewing quilts now to start up knitting again. Thank you for the birthday wishes. We can hardly believe we are both 4 years old now! Mama says I Katie must pose for photos today so she can put them on Facebook, hahahaha. ( I still don't like posing for the camera!)
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek & Moosie

  26. That sweater is BEAUTIFUL! We are beyond impressed and it looks very fitting for a boy. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Now, about those pig ears... :-)

  27. Bertie-
    You look very handsome in blue, it suits you. Happy 4th, terrier pal!
    Wyatt and Stanzie

  28. Oh Bertie, i missed your birthday. i know you had a happy one anyway and i does like your very dashing jumper. Now that's dedication, getting one knitted especially for you! Hey mum?
    Perhaps Gail can knit you a range rover next?
    ~lickies, Ludo

  29. Sorry to have missed your birthday, Bertie, but here are my wishes for a happy year to grow to five in. It doesn't seem possible that you are that old and that Hamish is gone that long.

    Gail did an excellent job on your jumper and it looks very handsome on you. Maybe she will next do a black one for formal occasions, and a red one for Valentine's and Christmas.. Nothing like being snuggy in a sweater!

    Cheers and Birthday greetings,

    Stella, Zkhat and Jo

  30. Really cute! Love the sweater. Happy Birthday!!