Thursday 16 June 2016

My little patch of heaven?


You can take your Costa Bravas, the Greek Islands are all yours,
The Italian Riviera's not for me,
I'd rather be in Deeside where the ground beneath my paws,
Is soft and green, and clear the river flows,
And the air conditioning's natural and free.

The Balearics are too crowded, and Australia far away,
And California's sun has too much glare.  
But a little patch of heaven's a short bounce from where I stay,
Where the only sound is birdsong on a gentle summer's day
And a sweet pine resin fragrance fills the air. 

If you're searching scorching sunshine and a Mediterranean tan,
Then I'll point you to cheap flights on EasyJet.
But for dogs, a trip to Scotland is by far the better plan,
We have laws that grant you access to our wild and empty land. 
Come here! Roam free! All weary cares forget!   


  1. You ARE a true Ambassador for Scotland
    What a lovely poem
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Bertie darling there is no place like home right!! I love love love your poem and photos.
    Looks very serene and a great place to spend time with nature!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. Hari om
    Yup, Bertie lad... you are OUR ambassadog, no doubt aboug it!!! Hjgs Nd wags from the travelling (and andr- challenjd) aunty xxx

  4. Lovely. The poem and the place and the pupster.

  5. Beautiful poem Bertie!
    Scotland is high on the list of places the peeps want to visit!

  6. that's a super poem... and I agree with you, that's a much better place for a howl-i-day than a beach with screaming kids and sun-worshippers who look like sardines in a can...

  7. OMD OMD we are SOLD.... Tickets on EASYJet... headed fur PAWidise.

    Wonderful Poem... you could sell Ice to Eskimos with your smooth words.

  8. Beautiful Bertie
    Lily & Edward

  9. Lovely poem Bertie !
    Our two "girls" are looking for their passports right now, and calling the vet about what shots they might need !
    Many years ago our very first Labrador had a holiday in Scotland (well several actually) and was thrilled to find a really gloopy peat bog to wallow in ! Oh what fun he had ! He then followed up with a swim in the Clyde, but the bog was much more fun !

  10. Bertie - East, West, Home's best .

  11. We'll say it again....the Ambassadog committee made a mistake. We just want to hop on a jet and go race through that beautiful land.

  12. Crikey Bertie .... Bella, Roxy and Dui said it right. That committee had no idea, aye?? You were the right dog for the spot for sure. I wanna go to Scotland so bad. Mum's drooling over that first picture of you in the pretty flowers.

  13. Bertie, you are a true spokes-dog. You're speaking MY language!!

    -Otto, who loves cold, clear anything!

  14. Sounds like the perfect holiday to us...and a little bit like Oregon :D
    Wyatt and Tegan

  15. What a beautiful Ode!! And Wyatt is sounds a bit like our home in the Pacific Northwest!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Your poems are just beautiful Sweet Bertie!!


  17. Your poems are fabulous. We love your ode.

    And your mom is back, and you are de-furred, and life moves on. Where oh where does the time go?

    We love you, doggy-god-son.
    Toots and the humans

  18. Bertie you made me homesick for a place I have never been.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  19. Darling boy that's a lovely poem You should publish a book( we can tell you how to do it Our How to be the naughtiest Fox Terrier ever is in its 6th printing) oh how we would love to come and frolic with you