|Historic handshake between Prince Charles and Gerry Adams 19 May 2015|
Do you remember that incident last September when my neighbour, flat-coated retriever Jake, took a chunk out of my left side?
It was so scary, but you know what? Almost before Gail had time to say thank goodness he's insured, my shoulder had healed up and I was back to my usual bouncy self.
I see Jake quite often (he lives nearly opposite after all, and we both take morning constitutionals in Duthie Park) and he has been friendly enough, although I am of course a little wary around him still.
But just lately I have noticed that Jake, who is only two years older than me, has been limping and seems rather listless.
This morning Gail and I learned that he has a tumour on his leg. His humans don't know much more at the moment but it is such a worrying time for them.
Oh poor Jake, I do hope he will be OK. If Prince Charles and Gerry Adams can forgive and move on, then surely Jake and I can settle our differences too?
I would like to bounce across to Jake's house right now and give him some soothing licks, but Gail says bless your dear little terrier heart Bertie only perhaps it's best if you hold back for the moment and let me take charge of administering the hugs and cuddles.
PS Gail wonders if Prince Charles ever heard about Gerry Adams' favourite dog-related hobby? In serious times, our humans can be so trivial...
Poor Jake. We hope his tumour can be taken care of and not cause him any problems. Good on ya, for wanting to reconcile your differences.ReplyDelete
Very sorry to hear about Jake... hope to hear some positive news in due course. I had just banished that troublesome Adams vision with his dog from my mind when you re inserted it.... thanks for that!ReplyDelete
Oh that is sad about Jake but I'm not surprised that you want to go help out Bertie, you are a very thoughtful pup!ReplyDelete
Paws crossed for Jake
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Bertie I'm sure we dogs can forgive AND furget...and we can start at point 0 again. Humans mostly can't do that... and that's probably the reason that Angela checks if her ears are still attached on her head after hugging Francoise :o)ReplyDelete
I cross my paws for Jake and I hope the vet can help him...
OH YES BERTIE WE DO REMEMBER THAT AND HOW SCARED WE ALL WERE. WE ARE SO VERY SORRY JAKE IS FEELING POORLY...AND WE HOPE AND PURR THEY CAN FIX HIM UP LICKETY SPLIT SO THAT YOU TWO MIGHT BE ABLE TO KISS AND MAKE UP SOON.ReplyDelete
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
You have a big heart Bertie - we wonder if Jake has been in pain with that tumor for awhile - maybe that is why he snapped at you?ReplyDelete
Oh dear Bertie lad, you are so full of heart and that is why we love you! Gail has a point though; just concentrate on sending those mental vibes across the street, okay? I'll put Jake on my POTP pages...Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
We are sendng terrier positive vibes to your friend Jake. We hope his humans get good news. We have lost a lot of doggies this spring, and we don't want another one right now.ReplyDelete
Gus n Teka
Bertie - Is Prince Charles shaking hands while holding the tea cup or does it belong to the enraptured looking man in the background ?ReplyDelete
We are sending POTP fur Jake....ReplyDelete
Poor Jake. We'll cross our paws he does well.ReplyDelete
I hope the poor doggie will be okay. A big purr to him!ReplyDelete
Yer Momma is probably right... if Jake is feelin' poorly, he might snap at any dawg dat comes 'round...ReplyDelete
Hope dat da vet can help Jake...
We hope Jake's icky lump gets better soon and in the meantime...Gail is probably right, you should probably leave the Jake snuggles to her.ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
We hope Jake gets all better soon.ReplyDelete
Yes, Prince Charles heard all about Gerry Adams' special time with his dog. Apparently they plan to start trampolining together to show the world they've completely reconciled.
Bertie...you gots a great Heart....how about we send over some POTP for Jake!ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
You have a good heart Bertie. We hope Jake is okay.ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
So sorry about JakeReplyDelete
Oh Bertie, we are so sorry about your neighbor dog Jake. We sure hope he will be okay and back to playing real soon.ReplyDelete
Hugs and wags, Willow and mom Gail
Oh and of course we are so thrilled to read that you are doing so well after that "incident". WillowDelete
Oh dear, we are sorry to hear about Jake and we hope that his hoomans will be able to get him the treatment he needs.ReplyDelete
Wally & Sammy
MOL MOL MOL BERTIE YOUR COMMENT ON MY BLOG CRACKED ME UP!!ReplyDelete
hugs madi your bfff
PS I'm often asked why cats never smile and look grumpy. I tell folks they are looking at the wrong end.
The tail tells the tale!!
Hope Jake will be okay. Us dogs never carry a grudge.ReplyDelete
You are a good friend and terrier, Bertie!