Thursday 15 June 2017


Have I ever introduced you to Edward Elephant?

This somewhat inanimate fellow shares the bed with Gail and me. Apparently he has been around since Gail was a wee girl.

If you are wondering about that hand-knitted dark blue thing covering his trunk, let me explain.

Edward has the large ears typical of an African elephant. He is built for the savannah, not the perennially chilly climate of Northern Scotland.

This is why, now that he is getting on in years, Edward wears a trunk warmer.

It is totally logical and scientific, and not at all silly.

(At least that's what I promised Gail I would say on this blog.)

PS We are heading off to Nottingham today to check up on Human Granny, and are looking forward to some warm(er) weather Down South. So it's goodbye to Edward for a few days.


  1. Oh gosh, Bertie, don't you take Edward with you? He's only a little chap and I'm sure he would fit into a corner of your luggage. He'd love the warmer weather too.

    Inca xx

  2. Hari OM
    I'd be packing Edward too!!! What a handsome ol' fella he is... anyhoo; be sure to have a safe and enjoyable trip to Notts and Ihope that the longed-for warmth is indeed there... it certainly hasn't reached these parts!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. As Canadians we say practical over fashion any day! Give Granny a lick from us.

  4. How do you do are the most handsome and well dressed Elephant I have ever met! Are those your original clothes too? OMCs if so Gail is a very loving care taker. Bertie you are very lucky to have such a friend...with a trunk warmer. MOLMOL
    Give human granny a hug from us and OMCS I wish we could send you our 94 degrees and humidity.
    Hugs Madi your bff and Mom

  5. A trunk warmer makes pawfect sense to me!

  6. a trunk warmer is a good invention... the mama says she wants one too in winter ;o) hugs to your human granny and a good time together...

  7. There was a famous collie named Gray Dawn, he too had a cherished elephant friend. If you get a chance you should try to find a copy of the book. It was written about a 100 years ago, by Albert Payton Terhune, but some of his books are now on Kindle.

  8. Ummmmmm......."Edward" elephant!
    Mommy already calls me piggy
    Edward (& Lily)

  9. A trunk warmer....BOL! Have a great journey south.

  10. Hugs and Licks to human granny. Have a great trip and don't forget the photos. Hope you meet that lovely train conductor again and get a special seat. Travel safely and look after Gail

  11. Is a trunk warmer a bit like a tail warmer in reverse?
    Hope HGY is doing okay, send her luffs from this little Princess
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. Have a safe trip, give H.G a hug from us, and PLEASE stay close to Gail in those train stations

  13. Bertie - HG will be delighted to see you !