Thursday 29 June 2017

Oh deer, what a spoilsport!

Hmmm, Gail, why have you just clamped on my lead? Surely you know that we are on a stretch of our regular Torridon walk where I am normally allowed to range free?

Well little Bertie, I am most surprised you even need to ask. I just spotted a deer in the distance, before your super sensitive nostrils picked up the scent, it seems. Maybe some of your eagle eyed readers can also see him in this picture?

A deer! But how can that be? I do believe we are walking through part of the reafforestation project area, which is surrounded by deer-proof fences. 

You are quite correct Bertie, but it seems one canny fellow has found a weak link in the fencing. Or maybe he is particularly adept at the high jump. 

This is shocking. Quite outrageous in fact. That deer is trespassing! He should be chased away immediately, before he has chance to chew up the precious saplings. Gail, given that the last wolf in Scotland was supposedly killed in 1743, I think it is your duty to release me without further ado, then I can show him who is boss around these parts and he will not dare show his face again.

Gail, my lead is still attached. How ever did you come to be such a spoilsport?


  1. oh dear, a deer.... that's the reason I have the mama on a walking string too da whole time.

  2. Chasin a deer would be so much fun.

  3. Bertie, tell Gail that I'm here in My Hunting Tower, where the ladies in days gone by watched the men chase deer so it's only right that you should be allowed to chase that deer while I watch!!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Hari OM
    Oh yes, there it is, slap bang centre stage... taunting you... chest out and puffing with pride at having overcome the 'proof-against' barrier... at the very least, I hope that Gail let you call the rangers when you got back to the croft?!! (Meanwhile, YAM is slightly rooting for the deer - though if there's one, others will likely appear and therein lies the greater trouble!) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. We got lots of deer around our new (well, a year!) house. Because they are bigger than I am by a whole bunch, I stand behind muzzer when I bark at them. That might be good for you to try.

    teka t

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie you talents and skills and are so unappreciated!! I agree all interlopers need to be run out of YOUR property. MOLMOL mom and I love that first photo of your WFT tail on high alert and last photo you just look handsomely fed up with the state of affairs!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Perhaps Gail didn't hear you? You should bark at her a bit to make sure.

  8. We had to biggify the picture but we think we can see it
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. Cannot believe that Gail is allowing that deer to damage the environment!

  10. Wow do present a compelling argument. We are amazed Gail didn't release you!
    Arty & Jakey

  11. Oh rats, we know that deer would love to see you and say hello! BTW, mom said to tell Gail that things are looking good!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Bertie, what a tragedy that you weren't given chance to see that naughty deer off ! How dare he be so bold as to trespass on your patch !

    Inca xx

  13. Dear Bertie,

    I can't believe you were not allowed to do your duty and chase that deer away! The nerve!


  14. I agreed Bertie, the deer should be chased away! Gail is a spoil sport. Julia x