I had imagined there would just be endless boring pictures of people riding bicycles.
So imagine my excitement when I came across this.
Yes that's right, a wee chihuahua. Apparently he belongs to a Russian lady who sat next to Gail on the ten hour flight from Seattle to Frankfurt.
You know, I'm sure there would be room for me under one of those airplane seats. I don't see my long legs and the fact that I am one kilo over Lufthansa's weight limit as an obstacle; do you? And Gail says I have an enviably strong bladder.
I would even be prepared to diet.
Ah, and now here I have found proof that it's not safe to let Gail out of my sight. Look at her, riding her bicycle over Tacoma Narrows Bridge...
OK, there were lots more bike photos too (I'll spare you) but eventually I found something of real interest.
Can you believe Gail didn't bring a packet of these yummy sounding potato crisps/chips home for me?
I mean, for sure they would be an excellent component of a calorie controlled diet designed to bring a wire fox terrier's weight down from nine to a flight-friendly eight kilograms?
I suppose I had better show you the gift I did receive.
Hmmm. Wow! Totally delicious.
The diet starts tomorrow…
PS from Gail: readers in the USA might be interested to know that our planned bicycle tour, in the Chelan/Omak/Twisp region of Washington State, was hastily reorganised due to the wildfires raging through that area. We ended up riding further south, east of the Cascades, overnighting in Ellensburg, Yakima, Richland and Othello (for slideshow click here). The skies were hazy and we could still sometimes smell the smoke. We also fitted in a hike near Mount Rainier, went kayaking in Puget Sound, and some days just relaxed. It was all good.
Oh yes, I am certain those chips are diet friendly. Aren't all chips? Glad Gail is home safe and sound from her trip.ReplyDelete
BERTIE DARLIN' I'M SCREAMING WITH DELIGHT AND GLEE....YOU ARE BACK OH AND YEAH SO IS GAIL WE MISSED YOU SOMETHING TERRIBLE.ReplyDelete
WE WERE WONDERING ABOUT YOUR PLANS CHANGING WHEN WE SAW WHERE THE FIRES WERE BURNING. I'M GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR TRIP AND VISIT WITH FRIENDS!!
BERTIE SO HOW WAS YOUR STAY AT CAMP? DID YOU HAVE FUN WHAT KINDA CRAFTS DID YOU MAKE? DID YOU LEARN ANY FUN CAMPFIRES SONGS?
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFFFFF
MOM SAID IF SHE HAD BEEN WHERE GAIL WAS SHE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT CAR PLATES EITHER.ReplyDelete
We are so happy that you and Gail are together again!!ReplyDelete
Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo
Biscuits and gravy chips - yummmmm.ReplyDelete
We did worry about you when we heard about the fires. Glad it was all worked out. You had us at Salmon. We love fish.ReplyDelete
One Washington news report said they'd even drafted in firefighters from Australia and NZ!Delete
Sounds like a great holiday. Now I just need to diet a bit, perhaps dad would take me on holiday with him instead of leaving me home with mum! ...♥williamReplyDelete
We agree, it sounds like Gail had a great time on her vacation. So will we hear soon about where and how you spent your time. We like our kennel, but it doesn't make up for missing our humans.ReplyDelete
...............doggies allowed on planes??? Great Dawg Bertie lad, that would be the best adventure, would it not?!! I am certain that Salmon is not going to worry your diet ambitions too much. Indeed, I'd say a diet of salmon only might be worth a try... Though don't tell Gail I told you that. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
pee ess.... great slide show! have to admit I had not entirely registered that the bike ride was originally going to be in areas fire prone... so glad rearrangements were successful. Yxx
Oh Bertie, you don't need to go on a diet. Look at that poor wee dog - it's all skin and bone and probably terrified on the plane! I think you are much better off living it up at the dog hotel & spa! @Gail: glad you got home safe and sound. Me thinks you had an amazing holiday!!ReplyDelete
Bertie! Great to see you, buddy! To answer your question, I didn't have sand on my leggies and undercarriage, butt there was A LOT of oil in the water I guess left over from the spill a couple of months ago. Last weekend our beach was CLOSED! I had to have a BATH when I got home and I even got washed with that Dawn dish soap before my usual "Filthy Animal" shampoo. Yes that's really what' it's called. So insulting. Anyway, we're glad you're back and that Gail had a good trip and got to do some relaxing!ReplyDelete
-Otto and Ruby, too
ooooh salmon... yes the die-t starts tomorrow :o) I love the photos and I like that the little wa-wa travelled in the cabin with his owners :o) guess what? the whft of my grandpawrents had egg-sactly one kilo too much too. (they weighed her including the bag, what a rip-off) and there was no way to solve that problem. it was impawsible to lose that kilo within the 90 minutes to take off and the grandpawrents said their dog will not travel in the cargo area...and at the end my grampy drove to greece with the car and the dog on the passenger seat, ha!ReplyDelete
She cheated on you than posted about it!ReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Welcome home! So glad you found a good route for your bike trip. Fire season in the West this year is awful, awful, awful.ReplyDelete
Love your pics! Those chips?
Renee & Tootsie
P.s. Bertie, you could definitely fit under the seat! :)
Bertie - Does Lufthansa serve Frankfurters ? If so losing a kilo might be worth it.ReplyDelete
Gail says: No-one, not even a dog, would fly Lufthansa for the food...Delete
Bertie, you're pawfect just the way you are, diet or no diet!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is a bad year for wildfires in the pacific northwest! It has been so bad that they have even asked for citizen volunteers to assist the pawfessionals! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Maybe if you lose that weight you and Gail can come to the BAR in June???ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
That wee Chihuahua looks like a seasoned traveler living out of a suitcase! We saw those chips at the store and thought yuk times tree. Glad you were able to change your plans with the fires and still have a good time. At least no earthquakes with bridge collapse.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being friend
Sweet William The Scot
I watch the eight minute video. Looks like a lot of flat land. Those concord grapes do look ready to pick. Gail your ice cream cone was your reward for the ride?Delete
We hope Gail brought you back a suit case full of that delicious looking salmon.ReplyDelete
Wally & Sammy