Sunday, 24 May 2015

Duthie Park comings and goings

So we were late to the park on Saturday morning. I had allowed Gail a wee lie in and it was past eight o'clock when we reached the rather fine North entrance.

"Oh my goodness it's like Piccadilly Circus here today", Gail exclaimed as I checked the visitors' register and signed in.

Indeed, several of my pals were already racing around and I hastened off to join them.

On workday mornings Gail can be quite the bossy boots with the "come on Bertie hurry up don't dawdle we haven't got all day I need to go to the office" business , but, thank heavens, a more relaxed regime operates at the weekend and I had plenty of time for socialising.

Eventually I reached the far corner of the park, and saw that Gail was still chatting with another park goer, about, one assumes, something rather boring (most human conversations are like that).

On Saturdays we usually extend the outing with a stroll along the River Dee. This entails leaving the park by these southern gates and crossing a busy road.

So I sat patiently waiting for Gail so she could attach my lead and we could safely proceed.

Yes, you are right, I can be very well-behaved when I choose.

I was set free again when we reached the riverside path, although I decided not to run over and say hello to the two Westies near the park bench, as one them was off-puttingly yappy. (Sorry, Whitley and Finley, but it's true!)

And sometimes one prefers just sniffing around by oneself anyway.

I do enjoy my Saturday mornings.


  1. It's a lovely location for such socializing and walking Bertie, especially in such fine weather.

  2. Hari OM
    Firstly Bertie lad, well done on affording Gail that little morsel of extra recuperation time!
    Secondly, how wonderful it is to see those gates and paths which you so generously introduced me to some while back - good to see them again basking in sunshine; I just hope that the weather was somewhat more balmy than we have been experiencing on this side of the Bonnie Land!!!
    Thirdly.............................nope, not 3rds - just got a bit carried away! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. "I can be very well behaved when I chose" That is a very Terrier like attitude and reminds me so much of Pip!

  4. Oh Bertie...what a lovely morning with Gail!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. It looks like that was a pawfect Saturday morning!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. MOLMOL Signed in at the and Piccadilly Circus Bertie you just really do crack us up. What a gorgeous day you had to be out and about too. High five for exhibiting such a good bit of manners to wait for Gail to finish her boring conversation.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Wonderful are one lucky ducky!

  8. that does look like a wonderful place to go walkies.

  9. Such a beautiful place for a Saturday walkie indeed!!

  10. What a beautiful Saturday you had, Bertie!!

    -Ruby and Otto

  11. A barky westie?? BOL BOL, uh, we knows all bouts dat. Well speshully me, I are da barkiest.

  12. A beautiful outing on what appears to be a beautiful day.
    Wally & Sammy

  13. that was a perfect park&bark day, I love this place and I wish we had such a cool park too where I can meet other doggies :o)
    easy rider

  14. Your park looks wonderful Bertie ~ we love the fancy wrought iron fence and gate. We don't see much of it here in Cincinnati. And what a lovely river to walk by the grass goes right down to the water.
    Sad about Jake.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Such a perfect park
    Retro rover