Tuesday 20 June 2017

It serves her right

Really, our humans, you can't let them out of your sight for one minute.

Well I say it jolly well serves Gail right for leaving me at Janet's house on Saturday and heading off on her old bicycle (without me) to visit Human Granny again.

So Gail returned eventually, looking a bit sheepish and mumbling something about a large twig getting stuck between the mudguard and the wheel of her bicycle causing her to take a tumble.

But you and I know that the accident was all about people who abandon their pets getting their just deserts, don't we?

Believe me, the photo above is the most flattering one you can take of Gail just now. Oh my word that bruise is beginning to look more colourful than I'm guessing Gail's language was when she picked herself up off that bike path.

But anyway, I'm pleased to report that things improved on Sunday, when Gail and Janet took me on a lovely walk in Derbyshire.

Clever Janet found a route that was mostly in the shade, which helped me survive the thirty degree heat.

But to be honest, on Monday both Gail and I were happy to be boarding the train back north to cooler climes.

And of course you will want to meet my new friend from Hong Kong, on a month long holiday to Europe with her family, to celebrate her graduation. You do run into the nicest people on the East Coast line to Edinburgh.


  1. It does serve her right....did you make her wear a paper bag while you were out in public? SHE is sympathising with Gail, though.

    SHE always meets the nicest people when travelling.

  2. I'm so sorry that your Gail had that accident, but I'm also with you... we canines stay united, right? It's hard to find shady routes, like the one your Janet found, but we hope for cooler weather after tomorrow...

  3. Hari Om
    Well Bertie lad... at least nothing other than the mudguard got broken - except maybe a bit of self-esteem - and maybe just enough of that to wheedle an extra treat or three from Gail! Seriously though, am glad it wasn't more serious for your two-legger... but really, leaving you behind? What was she thinking?! Glad the trip North had such conducive companionship. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We hope Gail recovers from her fall quickly.
    It was a beautiful place to walk Bertie.

  5. Oophs, poor Gail, hope she heals up soon
    Just look at that glorious Derbyshire countryside…oh I can't wait to get my paws on that green grass again!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. BOL!! It sure serves Gail right for abandoning you!

  7. All we can say Bertie is we hope she learned her lesson for leaving you starving and alone. But we are glad she still has all her teeth and limbs
    Lily & Edward

  8. Bertie, what was she thinking of - leaving you behind. Still, next time she'll remember what happened ! I think you got the best of the deal with that lovely walk. It's almost as hot as it is here in Spain, and when it's like that we go out at dawn !

    Inca xx

  9. Bertie, You are naughty to post a picture of the injured Gail. I gather that it is unseasonably hot in the UK and France at the moment. Move to Australia my friend. Always a room for you here. But I do warn that we have an old cat, who moved in and she does not mind dogs. Where we are we only get a few really hot days a year. Just a thought Bertie dear

    1. Thanks for the offer! But don't worry, it is NEVER hot in Aberdeen - high of 14ºC forecast for today, possible 20ºC lower than they'll get in London.

  10. We hope Gail is feeling better and healing! Yes, you are an ambassador fur sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Bertie-
    So sorry about Gail's bike accident. We know she is tough and will be on the mend, with you by her side!