Tuesday 20 December 2016

In need of protection?

In future I am thinking of demanding a security detail for outings in Lower Deeside. 

Yes really!

What? Do I hear someone saying don't be ridiculous Bertie, the Banchory area is hardly Aleppo.

OK, so I admit you might be looking at these photos taken on a Sunday morning walk up Scolty Hill with Gail and her friend Yvonne, and thinking how lucky I am to live in a tranquil and beautiful (if seldom sunny) corner of the planet. 

Well let me tell you, appearances can be very deceptive. 

Prepare to be horrified. 


First by a pair of runners at the top of the hill. Then later by barista Sophie outside Yvonne's favourite café in Cults. 

What's worse, I cannot get Gail to take this perilous situation one little bit seriously. 

PS I am delighted to report that my sore paws are so much better, not itchy at all, and so I am back to my bright and bouncy best in time for the Christmas holiday. [Gail adds: fingers crossed that the improvement persists after Bertie's short course of Prednisolone finishes tomorrow.]


  1. Bertie this is just terrible ! Who would have thought you were in danger in such a beautiful landscape? Problem is, you're such a handsome chap, anyone would kidnap you and take you home. You'd make a lovely Christmas present !
    Glad your paws are better.

    Petite-Chose and Inca xx

  2. We're glad your paws are better. Who would have think of any danger in that beautiful area ? Purrs

  3. you need your own puppy-guard... or your own security team... how about asking the blogville pawlice?

  4. Hari Om
    Crikey Bertie lad - you do know that if Gail hadn't been watching me pack at the Luib, you might have ended up in Dunoon, donchya?! You are just too desirable lad. What to say???

    Seriously though; I think you can take such passing threats as compliments - which is what I suspect Gail is doing! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    (pee ess - great news on the paws!)

  5. You're in danger alright Bertie. Gail should really take these threats seriously. Fair dinkum if Mum could get over to Scotland you wouldn't be at all safe. She'd have you packed in a bag and on a plane to Australia so quick you wouldn't know what hit you. At least you'd get to see some sunshine, aye?

  6. Bertie pick me pick me as head of your security detail. My qualifications: jumps like a kangaroo, daggers like a saber tooth and a fierce roar! That would surely scare off the 'nappers!! MOLMOL You are just too cute for your own good.

    OH I wish we could get a video of the train. Dad doesn't have a track here in his train room. He runs his train over at Mr. jerry's maybe we can ask Mr. jerry to send us some sounds. Dad can build or rebuild a train but he hasn't a clue how to use mom's camera. LOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. PS yayayayay on the healed feets!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. FURST we are THRILLED to hear that the Prednisone (aka the Eat more, Drink more, PEE MORE Medicine) has helped your wee Paws.
    OMD you were threatened by Pawsible Pup Nappers??? OMD OMD THAT is soooooo scary. We HOPE that Miss Gail will take these threats SERIOUSLY... We can NOT have you being PUP NAPPED and held fur HANDSOME... OOOPS we mean RANSOME.

  9. OMD! How can Gail not take dognapping threats seriously?! I think you should borrow her little plastic card and hire a bodyguard!

  10. Gail needs to take these security threats seriously! You should not be out in public without a bodyguard!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Well...We can understand why you might get dognapped, so we think you may well need protection.

    Glad the paw is clearing up. Hope it continues.

  12. bet the lady is happy you are back to bright and bouncy
    Lily & Edward

  13. We would love to dognap you, Bertie!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  14. Bertie. Dude. Security patrol? I LOOK really intimidating. AND I like the cold. Just saying....


  15. Oh no....I do suppose kidnap threats could just be part of being such a dashing and good looking guy...
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Too close for comfort, Bertie. I'd be happy to take you home any day. Fingers crossed for healthy paws!

  17. OK, so I was about to say - oh my gosh, I can't believe you get to enjoy all that beauty on your walks. But kidnapping ...gosh, now that is not a good thing. LOL

  18. Happy Christmas to Bertie and Gail. You guys are making the muzzer smile in the morning, which is rare since Gjussie went to the Bridge

    Teka Toy

    1. Oh no, we had not heard the sad news about Gus.
      Sending condolences and lots of hugs to Muzzer.
      Gail and Bertie.

  19. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I am glad you were not dog-napped! And I am glad your paws are feeling better! Stay safe and healthy, friend!