Sunday 17 August 2014

All dressed up and no place to go

So I saw "Caithness Field Course" marked on Gail's calendar for 17-19 August.

Yippee, another geology field trip! I had so enjoyed the previous jollies educational excursions to Lossiemouth and to the Isle of Skye.

I put on my hand-knitted sweater and searched out my geological hammer and my specially designed hard hat.

I checked the weather forecast and decided a scarf and my new winter jacket might come in handy too. So there I was, all kitted out and raring to go...

...Only to learn that this trip is…..gulp… can they do this to me….this is...


It gets worse.

Yep. You guessed.

Prison here I come.

Now I know why Gail was being so nice to me last weekend, buying me doggy ice cream at £2.99 at tub, and so on.


I wonder how she can live with herself.


  1. Bertie - Be thankful you're in Aberdeen. If you were going to Caithness you'd need to borrow a fur coat from the PON's.

  2. OMD! Left behind..... We can't believe it. Although if it's that cold, snuggling up in prison might not be too bad.

    We hope there isn't a damaged Cricketer someplace, who is missing his 'hard hat'. just sayin'.

  3. What da woof???

    It does seem kinda cold though, but I guess you's probably used to dat.

  4. Poor Bertie! Next time request a rtn ticket to Edinburgh and you can come hang out with us. The boys will teach you lots of bad habits!

  5. Crikey ... You call that SUMMER??? AND how the heck do you sleep when it doesn't get dark till nearly morning? Sorry about being sent to gaol but at least you'll be warm (hopefully) while Gail half freezes to death.

  6. Well, Bertie, I don't think you're missing out on much, Eve had a lovely trip to Wick with the same lovely weather as Gail's going to have! (Although it's probably better than being in prison.) It was so unfair to let you down after you were all KNITTED out, though. Ehem.
    £2.99? Where was this doggy ice-cream from, I got one for just £1.50!
    Hope Gail has a good trip, excluding the weather, but I'm so sorry you have to stay in prison!
    Pippa :)

  7. Hoping all your nice winter gear fits Gail, because she may need it. Not the hat!

    Take care at the "prison"

    We are going to ours in two weeks! Puppy Pools here we come!

    Gus n teka

  8. Surely dog abuse - and you looked so well fitted out and ready to go - surely she could of attempted to sneak you in?

  9. Terrible treatment, just terrible. Hope you get lots of good treats.

  10. Oh no Bertie. How could she? That is not nice, not nice at all. Looks like rain anyway. Have a serene easy Sunday now.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. This is OUTRAGEOUS !! We think you should force Gail to wear YOUR hard hat... just to remind her of the fact that she sent you to PRISON fur the duration.

  12. Bertie...the things you endure are disgraceful. I say demerits are in order.
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS you look very manly all dressed up with no where to go

  13. Hari OM
    Strewth... That's Dunoon's summer right there... I too am modelling winter wear in this crazy place. What are we supposed to do next. Hibernate??? A word to the wise; prisons are obligated to keep their inmates fed, watered and WARM... just sayin'... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  14. Oh no! That's not fair... they need a terrier for a field trip, without the whole mission is not successful... and I wouldn't borrow her your hammer and your sweater... just saying :o)

  15. With that kind of weather, Bertie, you might have a lot more fun than Gail, though it does seem a terrible waste of fine fashion for you not to go.

  16. Well not to worry, looking at that weather forcast, SHE WILL GET HERS!

    The Mad Scots

  17. You come on over to my place Bertie, no prison here and we can bug Miss Bossy pants it will be a blast!!
    Mighty handsome in that blue sweater, HOW?? did she manage to get it on you??


  18. Oh Bertie, a no dog field trip ! How will they manage without your intellectual insight ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  19. Oh Bertie! It's so sad to see a fine lad like you the victim of species discrimination. Better milk this guilt for ALL it's worth!

  20. Lovely scottish blue up on the British red coat? Is this a political statement?
    Bonnie n Kenzie

  21. I think it very unfair .... after you got packed and everything!! I hope prison is heated ... geez your summer is colder than us here in winter - we are going to get a few days of 20-22 here soon.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx