Thursday, 11 May 2017

Life's ups and downs

So on Sunday I was dragged away from this…

And returned home to Aberdeen to face this...

And if having the decorator in all week wasn't bad enough, I have just learnt that yet again I am shortly to be abandoned for a week in favour of this...

 And consigned to a so-called 'Pet Haven' where the daily regime looks like this…

As the song goes, "Things Can Only Get Better".


  1. the bedtime biscuit sounds not bad... but just one?

  2. "Dinner is served". Sounds a bit like it could be quite upmarket Bertie. I am sure that the servants will be totally adoring of you. How could they be anything else. What a shame that it appears that there is no computer access for you to blog during your stay in between the walks and exercise sessions. Will await the update on your return home.

  3. A GATE???? What!!!! Butt the paintwork will never look right without a paw or nose print AND how are you meant to snoopervise through that gate?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Bertie - At least there's a bedtime biscuit.

  5. Hari OM
    Aw crikey Bertie lad... spring does bring its surprises, eh what?... Where's Gail off to this year I wonder, that you can't join in... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Sounds like Gail is up to no good! We hope the kennel isn't too bad.

  7. Bertie Bertie Bertie. Jumpin' catfish the things we pets endure. Good buddy I for sure send you a ton of sympathy and BRAVOs for surviving the painting....been there and done that. If I had known, I could have sent you some fence jumping instructions. That is a beginners fence for Felines.

    That sure is a very lovely entrance way you have and some fine looking stairs.

    Ummm I'm thinking Gail is giving the the week at the doggie spa as a thank you for being so good during the painting. That spa sounds absolutely fine...wonder if they serve breakfast in bed? Tell Gail to have a very nice bike excursion.
    Hugs and may you and Gail have a lovely week
    Madi your bfff and Mom

  8. Bertie: can't Gail get on e of those cute ride along bike buggies for You? Kind of like a side car, but on the Back? Then you could just ride along


    1. Or one of those cute, live-in pet sitter peeps??Ugh...poor Bertie!!

      -Otto and Osa (whose humans never go anywhere anyway...)

  9. Jail in your own house!!
    Lily & Edward

  10. Hmmmm....that spa visit doesn't look so bad but still, home decorating invasions after such a relaxing weekend is no fun at all!
    Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

  11. Well Bertie, life is full of surprises, not all of them good ! I'm with Gus - Gail should get one of those bike buggies and take you with her.
    The pet haven doesn't sound too bad - you get a whole half hour longer in bed than I do !

    Inca xx

  12. Talk about a fall from Paradise! SHEESH! SHE thinks SHE went to that same camp as a kid! Schedule certainly looks like the one at summer camp.

  13. Bertie:

    the horror! And not fair. Wish we were closer, because you know Dachshund Daddy swoons over you.

    Wag on,
    P.s. We saw on Twitter that it was gorgeous in Aberdeen today; hope so.

  14. Bertie bite the tires on the bike and make Gail stay home. I'm thinking Fairways might be a fancy penitentiary.
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. The pet haven does sound rather nice, Bertie. You might want to make the best of it since Gail does seem determined to make these little jaunts without you.

  16. We hate gates too. I can usually find a way round if I try hard BOL Not sure about the Pet Haven - a lot of exercise by the sound of it. Nose licks and love from Moth xx