So exciting isn't it?
I mean, with Gail's 'normal' friends, I can accept that they might be interested in me, or they might not.
But it is a given, surely, that where the point of contact is my blog, then I will be the main focus of attention throughout their stay?
This weekend started so well. My 'Aunty Yam' came up on the train from Dunoon and was all keen to visit Duthie Park so off we went. What a warm, friendly, cheerful person she is.
I was having such fun I even didn't mind that I was being photographed from in front and behind simultaneously.
We all had a good smile at a new sign by the park entrance.
Back home the conversation was initially proceeding in a satisfactory manner with much emphasis on me and my blog, as is only right and proper. OK so this was interspersed with stories about Aunty Yam's experiences in Australia and India (quite interesting, actually), and talk about family and work and all the usual human stuff one has come to expect. I guess that was OK too.
It was only after Gail took Aunty Yam down to the harbour to look at the ships and I was asked to stay at home that things took a turn for the worse.
When they returned, there was much poring over the laptop.
Of course I assumed that they would be looking at my blog or, if not that, then at least something else related to dogs.
Imagine my horror when I saw that the source of fascination was a website called www.marinetraffic.com!
And all I was hearing was Gail going "wow what a great website, Yam, thank you so much for showing me that, how interesting to be able to find out about the ships visiting Aberdeen, and where they're going and what they do….."
They were looking at it for ages. Simply ages.
Well HELLO. Bertie here! The dog with the blog. The reason you met….
OK, to be fair, Gail and Aunty Yam did eventually refocus their attention on yours truly.
And so on balance, I am going to advise Gail that, should an invitation ever be issued, I am happy to allow her to visit Dunoon under the following conditions:
(1) I too can accompany her at all times
(2) Only WFT-relevant material will be viewed on the computer for the duration….