Thursday, 9 February 2017

Peak tail?

Here I am, standing in the sink, my sore paws having a soothing soak in warm water. There has been happening a lot just lately.

I don't know if you remember, but this winter, I am, in the cause of science, engaged in a 'no fur stripping experiment'.

It is scheduled to come to an end in a few weeks time.

Meanwhile, Gail believes I might have reached 'peak tail'.

What do you think?
PS Silly Gail, who has been a a bit distracted this week, got confused in my last post about the date of my next visit to the vet. We are in fact going this evening (Thursday). Meanwhile, my paws are a teeny bit better but far from properly better. 


  1. Bertie we hope for good news when you see the vet today.... and we hope that tiny bit better is the start signal for a complete healing of your paw... hugs and potp...

  2. At least you have a bath with a view Bertie, but I do hope that you don't see any squirrels whilst you're soaking your poorly paws. You'd need to ask Gail to open the window first before you gave chase !
    Hoping there is good news and some more soothing medicine and creams from the vet.


  3. Hari OM
    Oh I am inclined to say that you have a furry fine tail indeed Bertie lad... and, to be fair, the rest of your furs are looking jolly fine!

    All the best for the V.E.T. visit... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We think your tail has reached banner status....wave it proudly!

    All the best for the VET visit.

  5. You are very calm to be in the sink, we would freak out. Hope the vet is helpful tonight.

  6. I finks yous VERY handsome and floofy Bertie
    I haf my paws crossed fur your paws tonight
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie may I make a request?
    When stripping time comes.....I think it would be most handsome to leave a little fluff at the end of your signature WFT tail. It will look like a wee white flag flapping in the wind.

    I'm so glad the soaking is making a wee difference and I hope your Vet is pleased.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Mom hacks away at my tail all the time. She says it tends to look like a squirrel's tail. Stanley's tail doesn't go as crazy as mine. We think you have a wonderful tail!
    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Add some providone iodine to the water
    Lily & Edward

  10. Oh Bertie, we sure hope the dogtur can help your pawsies get better real soon!!
    Good Luck Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Bertie... your tail looks so... MANLY. We hope that Miss Gail doesn't decide to Strip IT.

    Hey Buddy... Once your paw is FULLY Better... could you do a Scientific Insniffigation about SLEEP Pawsitions that are preferred?
    Like I prefer to sleep on my Right Side more often and longer than on my Left side.
    Ernie seems to prefer to sleep mostly on his Left side.
    Butt we Do have One Problem... getting TO sleep. Our Mom loves to fall asleep HOLDING one of our PAWS... it is very distressing and keeps us from falling into Deep and RESTFUL sleep.
    We are sending your Paw.. MORE of our POTP.

    1. Frankie, that is a super interesting idea for an scientific study, and one I plan to follow up. Watch this space!
      Toodle pip!

  12. Bertie-
    Just pretend you are at a fancy salon getting a pedicure-foot soak :D
    and We like you tail extra-floofy!

    Wyatt and Tegan

  13. WE do like your tail!! hope all went well at the vet and your paws will get better
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. BOL your tail is 100 percent fluffy!

  15. Bertie - Good luck at the v-e-t-s.

  16. Bertie Darling how did your Doc appt go?
    Hugs madi your bff

  17. We hope your paw feels better soon!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble