Friday, 15 April 2016

The purposeful walk

Can you believe I am sometimes accused of dawdling?

Recently I overheard Gail express the view that I conduct a "go slow" on morning walks round the park. She even has the theory that I do this deliberately in order to prolong the outing and delay her departure to work.

The words "getting a bit middle-aged" have also been uttered with reference to myself.

To which I answer that it takes one to know one.


  1. I'm shocked Bertie! Doesn't Gail know the value of taking your time and smelling the roses….or the pee mail in our case?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Bertie...remind Gail of the mad dash you made at the train station?!! Slow and easy is best. molmolmol.
    Mom says she knows what Gail means. On the days mom walks our neighbor's dog Kasi, she said Kasi stops to smell every single blade of grass and often stops holds her head up as if catching every breeze.
    Happy Friday Hugs Madi your bfff and Mom

  3. Lady says the same thing about us. We are just making sure we have checked everything.

  4. As the oldest male In our family (calculating by any dog v people years method we have seen) I take great pride in my ability to identify any stange scents on our routes, mark my specific territory, and observe traffic patterns and changes daily.

    That takes time! And I will not compromise my standards. Remember, we are talking about duty, obligation and responsibility here. Should, ought, must. Tell Gale I said so


    1. Sorry Gail...Muzzer is really old, and not the secretary she used to be, ehrrr, used to have.

  5. hmmmmm that theory has something... I always stretch my walks that way too, but some "roses" oin the street and on the trees deserve 87 sniffs, right? :o)

  6. peeps just don't understand the language of smell and that it takes time for the those scents to waft over the nose leaving their messages behind :)

  7. Hari OM
    Struth Bertie lad, I've seen ya run, and dawdle doesn't come to mind... wonder if time is just shifting faster in Gail's warp as compared to your own??? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. There's no point in RUSHING through life. Gail needs to take a little time to stop and pee on the roses!

  9. What nerve of Gail to think such a thing
    Lily & Edward

  10. We totally disagree! It takes time to process and log everything we sniff!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. OUr Angel Greta would take furever to potty in the morning, maybe she was also trying to delay mom's departure!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. Gail must be made to understand that the best smells are in the morning :-)!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Oh go and walk just the way you want to!!!


  14. Oh Bertie, my human accuses me of "dawdling" when I don't want to jump in the car after a hike. Yeah, like SHE always gets in the car on time! Sheesh!!