Sunday 23 April 2017

Spring, Recovery and Earth Day

It’s been a horrid winter – my paw’s been awfully sore,
But spring’s now in the air and in my step.
So with keen anticipation, I’m standing by the door,
As I was weary, aching, low, now I am full of pep!

A brand new day is dawning here in sunny Aberdeen,
And I see no point in lingering inside.
The world beyond awaits us, unsullied, fresh and green,
And I’m all bushy tailed, bright eyed!

I bounce past granite houses to the gates of Duthie Park,
I greet my pals and savour every smell.
Oh I am truly joyful; life is once again a lark,
So I pause for just a moment to give thanks that all is well!

PS I am so proud to have taken part in Louis Dog Armstong's Earth Day Challenge. Click here to see all the entries.

And finally, with my Boffin hat on, I would like to congratulate these 28 Very Good Dogs who yesterday took part in the March for Science.


  1. Gosh Bertie what wonderful photography. You do look like you have a some pep in your step. By the way Bertie have you tried that special icecream recipe from Bob and Sophie in France, as yet? It sounds like a lovely spring and summer desert. Toodles.....

  2. Hari Om
    Bertie lad, this lifted MY spirits, to see you bounding in the park like that. It is just a darned shame about those pawsies, but I sure hope the improving weather will be pawsitive... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Bertie - East, West - Duthie Park's the best.

  4. Lovely poem, Bertie and grand pictures - especially the one of you among the narcissus.

  5. Bertie sounds very much like you are allergic to the damp, cold, rainy days....of winter in Aberdeen. You might need to move to the tropics before next winter. We are beyond thrilled that your paws are once again springy
    Hugs madi your bfffff
    PS what a beautiful day in Aberdeen

  6. Good to know that sunshine has made your poorly paw better, Bertie.

    Inca xx

  7. Wonderful poetry for Earth Day! We're happy you're out and about! Enjoy the earth...while we still can.

  8. Beautiful words for a wonderful spring! I'm glad that you are feeling better ♥

  9. Bertie, sending warm, dry California air to blow gently on your paw. Your pals,

    Otto and Osa

    PeeeeeS: REALLY??? Gail made the I Scream?? do report please ;-)

  10. Gosh dog gone it I missed Louis Dog Armstong's Earth Day Challenge, we have a hard time finding who is doing what with the Blogville Community Calendar not running. Earth Day should be 365 days a year. We are just a pea spinning in a galaxy that needs a lot of care.
    Glad you got a spring back to your step Bertie.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. We need to celebrate Earth Day every day! You are looking good Bertie!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Love your poem. Most excellent. And you are bouncing again!
    Wag on,