Saturday, 14 February 2015

Goodbye TANK, hello SPACESHIP...

It is so important, isn't it, not to allow one's relationship to become stuck in a rut?

Now the more literal minded amongst you might be thinking, no danger of that with you and Addi, is there Bertie, with such a splendid tank at your disposal?

But of course I am referring to a metaphorical rut, and, well anyway, this year I decided that my darling Addi deserved something altogether more special and uplifting by way of transportation to the Heart to Heart Valentine's Dance

Oh I thought long and hard about the matter. Eventually, inspiration struck. What could be more uplifting than a spaceship!

Surely, to experience weightlessness is the dream of every larger lady. And as you know, Addi is a plus sized gal.

(So much gorgeousness. Aren't I the luckiest pup in the world?)

But I can tell you, it took some planning, this trip into space, to the realm of zero-gravity.

Of course, my scientific credentials helped secure me a place on NASA's elite astronaut training programme. Having passed all the required courses with flying colours, I was certified fit to command my very own spaceship.

The next challenge was to overcome Addi's natural reluctance to don the required protective wear. It was only when she saw how handsome I looked in the unisex blue spacesuit, that she was persuaded this was one outfit which could in no way be deemed 'girlie'.

Finally, on the eve of February 14, we were ready for blast off...

Click here to find out what happened next….

PS from Gail: I am indebted to Murphy and Stanley's brilliantly talented mom Carol for the wonderful photoshopped images in this post. 


  1. OMD Bertie! You just keep coming up with the VERY BEST ideas. No wonder Addi loves you. Outter Space, who would've thought. We were waiting for you to turn up in the TANK!

  2. Just don't end up like George Clooney in Gravity.

  3. Happy Valentine's Day.

    Total wotten waven.

    Love and wags,

  4. Wow Bertie no one can beat that. Happy Valentines to you. Have a super Saturday and we hope some good things come your way.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Hari OM
    Now THAT is sweeping a gal off her paws!!! Well done Bertie lad, you are original and committed, no doubt about you! ...and wasn't Addi's contribution with the snack just superb? You are one lucky terrier... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. that's a great idea Bertie... instead to promise your girl the stars (yes, dad I still remember that!) you invited her to a walk on the milky way where she can pick as much stars as she wants. well done! happy valentines day!
    easy rider

  7. wow - you really know how to show a girl a good time - "fly me to the moon"

  8. OH MY DOGS BERTIE YOU ARE SURELY THINKING OUTSIDE YOUR box today! Addi will be barking about this for years! Dang buddy you and Addi look fine in space suits. The Mayorz assistant deserves a huge boost in her payload for her photoshop skills!
    Madi your BFFF

  9. Your date was out of this world! Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Bertie how grand taking your date to the stars no less. Why you two will forever have you name written in the stars. Is it possible to read your horoscope more clearly from up there?
    Happy Valentine's Day Bertie, I hope you get lots of kisses.
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. What a lucky lady Addie is! But Bertie, wont a spaceship take much longer, by the time you have got into orbit, etc?
    ~lickies, Ludo

  12. Wow! you two are so adventurous! Can't wait to see the rest of your out of this world date!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. WOW Bertie.... you REALLY.... gave Addi an OUTTA THIS WORLD Valentine's Day fur SURE...
    Will you take her fur a space walk?
    OMD what an OUT standing Date THIS is...
    Addi must be OVER THE MOON thrilled with this... AND WITH YOU !!
    Happy Valentine's D♥Y

  14. Bertie I am surprised you did not use this line on Addi
    Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Oh wow, Bertie, what a wonderful Valentine's treat you've thought of.
    Have a fantastic time, Happy Valentine's Day to you both
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess leah xxx

  16. You two ALWAYS have the most adventuresome dates!! Happy Valentine's Day!

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Are you over the moon in love? Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. Now that is one star-studded Valentine trip!
    Emily and Miro Airedale

  19. Oh, Bertie, you are sooo clever and know how to show a girl a good time! Happy Valentine's Day to you (the happy couple) and to Gail and HumanGranny. With best wishes, the Canadian/New Hampshire/South CarolinaUSA cardis

  20. Happy Love Day Bertie! Wow, looks like you and Addi are set for an out of this world date. BOL I'll see you both around the dance floor later. Love that space theme!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  21. Now we're singing Fly me to the Moon! What a wonderful way to travel in style.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  22. Wowza, Bertie. A rocket ride for your Addi. Now that is fabo. Floating among the stars with your girl, while eating hotdogs. Well, life couldn't get much better than that. Enjoy the dance. We think you will both be floating across the dance floor. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  23. Oh Barharhar.....say did you decide on the rocket or did Gail suggest you needed to shot to the do look awesome in that blue with Addi....Happy Valentines Day to you and Gail!

    The Mad Scots

  24. You have the best adventures. Mom said she'd take me up in the Piper Cub this summer when it's warmer but that's not even close to being as cool as a SPACESHIP! You Rock (et)

    Abby the Lab

  25. Bertie-
    You really know how to make a gal's Valentine's Day something to remember! How can you forget eating hotdogs on a spaceship? Bow WOW!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  26. So much gorgeousness indeed!!!!!!! You sure are a lucky bloke Bertie. You took her to the dance in a spaceship??? CRIKEY!! You sure do things in style, aye?? You DID look good in that spacesuit, mate, and so did Addi!!

  27. Wow. We're barkless. Wow.

    Braeden, Seth and Riley

  28. Just as I thought.... dere is sumthin' "other-worldy" 'bout you and DaGreatWhiteLandShark....

    Kinda one of dose "Close Encounters of da Strangest Kind"...

  29. Most impressed with the photo shopping but confessing to be slightly disappointed that the images were in fact photo shopped. I assumed that an orbiting terrier was a reality.

  30. Way to go for the plus sized gals! I think that would be the best way to travel to the dance for sure!

  31. Boy o boy, what an entrance you guys made at the dance!! We had a great time!! Can't wait for next year.

    Happy Belated Valentine's Day....Mona, Prissy & Angel Weenie

  32. You set the bar very high indeed Bertie!
    Wally & Sammy

  33. OMD, what a wonderful date!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo