Saturday, 9 July 2016

Bertie's tutorial for Andy Murray

Gail and I are in Nottingham for a few days and I must first of all apologise for ignoring my blog friends. But you'll be pleased, I know, to hear that we visited Human Granny yesterday and today and both times found her in fine fettle.

I am mindful also that my fellow countryman Andy Murray has a big tennis match this weekend and, in order to spur him on, I have (with the help of Gail's friend Janet) made a wee video demonstrating the arts of being aggressive and tenacious - traits all truly successful competitive sportsmen and women require and in which us terriers of course excel.
PS This blog post  has all been done from Gail's 'smart' phone, so you know what to blame if the video doesn't work. You can also access it (cross paws) if you click here .


  1. WooHoo Bertie we are pleased as punch to hear a report on Human Granny. And it surely appears from your video that you too are fit as a fettle!! OMDs Gail is very smart with her Smart phone. Thank Ms. Janet for playing tug with your
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Do they allow growling at Wimbledon?

  3. What a great motivator you are Bertie!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. that's great! and I will put the volume of the tv to the max when Mr. Murray plays his match with following your advice :o)

  5. thank you for the report on HG! And teka got very excited at the growling on the video. She responded by barking until Muzzer played it again.

  6. Hari OM
    so glad you are getting another visit to HGY Bertie lad and that you have found a playmate for sportsmanlike demo tapes... I have a conundrum; not particularly into tennis, but do watch the big matches - not a particular Murray fan and rather like the cut and style of the young Canadian. Hmmmm Canada v Scotland. Really don't care who wins, only that there be a good and healthy and non-boring (ie one-sided) match!!! It's the only thing to do on a wild and wet and foggy West coast day... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Bertie - You can be sure that HG has been revivified.

  8. We are Thrilled to hear that HGY is in FINE FETTLE.

    OMD you really did show him how he needs to behave. WHEW... your growling sort of SCARED US...

  9. we are glad to hear you are both feeling fine :)

  10. Congratulations to Andy, who obviously watched your tutorial avidly! (Just heard the morning news...we don't watch tennis.)

    All dogs raced in from the loungeroom when the video started and Bella had to watch it a second time...eyes about 10 cm from the screen!

  11. Bertie, we hope Andy reviewed the tapes before his match; and glad to hear that HGY is feeling good. I'm still getting my gear together for my bagging of the the Munro.


  12. Congrats on Murray's win! We're pawsitive you made the difference, doggy god-son!
    Tootsie & Peoples

  13. We heard Murray won! Congrats!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  14. Oh now you got me going I want to play tug with Lee. So Andy Murray to the match ~ superb!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. This training video will probably be used by many!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley