Sunday 2 August 2015

Meeting with Westie Puppy Rosie

The way Gail's been going on, anyone would think I have a reputation for behaving badly with tiny puppies…

"Er Bertie, you do have a reputation for behaving badly with the little pups. Remember how you bullied Daisy Dachshund at puppy class? And how you terrorised Bunty the Border terrier the first time she came round here when she was only three months old? As for the way you growled, really quite aggressively, at those two chihuahuas in the park the other day…."

Gail, please stop interrupting me when I am composing my blog post about my visit to your friend the Oil Man and his new Westie pup, nine week old Rosie.

Now as I was saying, it seems I have this reputation, so I want you to watch this video carefully (with the sound turned up) and count how many times words like "best behaviour", "good dog" and "impressed" are used with reference to myself. The voices are those of the Oil Man and Gail. Oh and cricket fans might pick up some background commentary from Test Match Special at the start.

For those readers who don't have time to watch a video, I have also posted some photos below. Although really, you should be rethinking your priorities in life shouldn't you, if you can't spare a mere ninety-five seconds to watch your favourite wire-haired fox terrier interacting with an indescribably cute Westie puppy?

It was such fun meeting Rosie. I do hope I see lots more of her in the future.

PS Gail, should we tell them about the emergency phone call from the Oil Man, half an hour before we were due there, asking if we had any newspaper?


  1. How cute are those two together? Very adorable. And Bertie was very restrained!

  2. well that was cuteness over load - Rosie is totally adorable and you are totally adorable too Bertie and yes you were just such gentleman

  3. Hari OM
    Bertie lad you certainly were very restrained!!! The small breakaway over the sofa can be overlooked...I think you should visit with Rosie many more times and I do believe you will become firm friends - and oh dear, don't mention the cricket........
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Well we have no prior thoughts on your behaviour as new followers Bertie but you looked super well behaved to me :) i must say my boys would be a tad less co operative :) Rosie is just a little doll and you were a complete gentleman :) hugs Fozziemum

  5. Oh you were the bestest WHFT ever ... a pure gentle-terrier if you ask me... probably because Rosie is a terrier too, right? and now I know a lot about Cricket... are dogs allowed in the cricket stadium? Have you seen a cricket match once? maybe ashes?
    easy rider

  6. Mum keeps complaining about my behavior around other pups -- especially of the small kind!! I think part of it is that I weight 70 lbs, so I must scare some of them!!! I do really well with all the dogs at the Udall Park (as opposed to the one here by my apartment)!!!

    ttfn and toodle pip


  7. BERTIE (yes we are shouting) WE ARE SO DOG GONE PROUD OF YOU!! OMDS Rosie is adorable and quite interested in your handsomeness. I think you might have a younger woman trying to claim you as HERS. AT ONE POINT IT LOOKED AS IF YOU WERE FROZEN THEN THE DARLIN' WFT tail started to shiver with excitement. I expect you realized Rosie was a Terrier lickety split...and was sure to grow into a great friend. MOL MOL MOL thank goodness Rose didn't need any newspaper when meeting you...especially since she was on the couch.
    bravo bravo to you Bertie and your new admirer Rosie.
    We look forward to a ton of photos.
    hugs madi your bfff
    ps tell Gail and Oil Man we like their accents. LOL
    they should hear Mom's

  8. Bertie!! You were such a good boy, though a little stiff!! Hopeing for more pictures of you and Rosie as she gets older!!

    -Ruby and Otto

  9. Wow Bertie, we don't know if we would be able to show such maturity and restraint! You even let her chew a bit on your moozle...what a well behaved pup you are!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Yes, we did notice there were about 87 times they told you how good you were doing. But they sure seemed nervous about it, like you were gonna whip out a switchblade or something. Didn't you tell them you were mellow and well behaved? Well done!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. High Paws Bertie!
    Rosie is sooooooooooo cute and I'm sure you'll have load of fun wiff her.

  12. I are gonna have to hide dis post from my momma before she gets Puppy Fever™.

  13. Oh Sophie is just adorable! (says mom who has just dissolved into a puddle of puppy-loving goo) and we must commend you on your impeccable behaviour Bertie.
    Wally & Sammy

  14. Dearest Bertie: You were indeed very good with Miss Rosie. Your body language was not so sure about little miss mischief, but your training held well and you gave a sterling performance of something approaching tolerance. I must however, tell you that you are not my favorite WFT. There is a certain Miss Asta in Hungary who is my favorite, and you are number two. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.


    1. OK Gus, I don't mind being beaten to first place by the ever adorable Miss Asta in Hungary. Have you heard from her lately? We are sad that she doesn't blog any more, although Gail understands she may now inhabit the world F***B****?

  15. so cute, both of you! You look like a wise uncle advising that sweet pup

    retro rover

  16. Bertie - You are a real gentleman.

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  18. Oh, I LOVE puppies!! They're so much fun to play with. Looks like Rosie could be a good furiend for you!

  19. Rosie looks to be a fine specimen of a lady Westie pup. Why I would say you both have the same qualities of fine looks, gumption, tenacity and all round great doggedness. Well Gail say "how could you do anything else" but a good dog. Bertie you must have that engraved where Gail can see that everyday.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot