Thursday 30 November 2017

Rescued by Meghan?

Amidst all the hullaballoo following certain unhelpful* tweets emanating from the President of the USA last night, I want to make it quite clear how much Gail and I admire and respect our many friends across the Pond.

And let's not forget about the happier news concerning UK/US relations announced earlier this week. Although I, Bertie, am not yet personally acquainted with the fiancée of our very own Prince Harry, I would also like it to be known that this is one American whom I am very pleased to welcome to our shores.

Not only has Ms Markle already received the rare accolade of a positive vetting by the Queen's notoriously snooty corgis, but, even better, we learn that she is the adoring owner of two rescue dogs, Bogart and Guy.

Sadly, it seems that Bogart is too old to fly and so cannot come to live with Meghan and Harry in the UK.

I hope you will not think me heartless if I confess my first thought on hearing this news was: "Gosh, I guess that creates a vacancy then"...

Who would not want to be adopted by a lovely Princess and join Team Royal Family?

What fun one could have with all those splendid palaces to explore, and corgis to chase. (Although it might be wise, I understand, to steer clear of Princess Anne's Staffies...)

So anyway, I asked Gail, just out of interest you understand, totally theoretically etc, how one might go about putting oneself forward for the position of Bogart replacement?

I had better not publish Gail's response in full. It did contain phrases like 'world's most ungrateful dog', 'hurt feelings', 'no supper tonight', along with many other less nice words.

Well I'll be honest with you I backtracked faster than you could say empty food bowl. Peace was restored, and we agreed there are many other dogs in the UK whose circumstances are much less favourable than my own. And anyway, as part of her forthcoming UK citizenship classes, Meghan will surely be made aware of the canine adoption opportunities offered by Battersea Dogs Home and suchlike?

*That's an example of  British understatement, BTW.


  1. Bertie I understand you.... and I would be happy if a battersea pup or a homeless friend would find a furever home in da buckingham pawlace...while we will come for a visit and for tea with HRM from time to time...

  2. We're so sad to hear that Bogart won't be able to join Meghan overseas. :( I'm sure she and Harry will welcome more rescue dogs into their lives.

  3. Hari OM
    BOL... oh Bertie lad, I actually cackled out loud... then panicked on behalf of Gail. So glad you were able to resolve this poste haste!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Oh yes, Princess Anne's Staffies do have a bit of a reputation don't they!!!!!
    Didn't you have a wander around Balmoral one time you really fancy living there 'cos I've heard its a bit cold, bleak and the plumbing leaves a lot to be desired!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. We were excited when we heard the news too! Someone on our Facebook said "I don't care who Harry is marrying!" but it just shows she is blind to the value of such a union! Despite the fast that our president is a real jack ass (mom really cleaned up the language there too), our countries are united in this special way! And the fact that she is bi-racial really opens the royal door! So excited we are!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. We watch Paul O'Grady...very grating..every week at Battersea, but love seeing the dogs get new homes and help.

  7. BOL BOL!

    And yeah, "unhelpful" are just a wee bit of an understatement.

  8. Bertie! If I, Marvelous lived near London, I would be interested in putting my name out there for a royal cat position!

  9. Ha ha yes you would make a great addition to the Royal Family!!
    But I bet your pawents would miss you too much to let you go...
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

  10. Oh Bertie, I thinks Harry and Meghan would LOOOOOVES to have such a distinguished WFT as their new puppers! I thinks they are a FABulous couple! And it made Ma smile all day....then our jack*ss of a leader had to ruin Ma's night. again. Enough abouts him, I hopes Gail understands the urge to join the happy couple. butts, you better gives her some extra snuggles just in case...
    Ruby ♥

  11. Bertie !! - after all Gail has done for you over the years ! Think about how she looks after those paws when they get poorly, and how she knitted you that lovely sweater. All the lovely walks she takes you, and the fabulous weekends at Torridon. There are lots of things to be thankful for, and with Gail you are numero uno perro (just like I am here). At any of those old palaces you'd just be one of the pack and no-one special !And I bet they wouldn't take you on trains and boats, and you wouldn't get to go to foreign places.

    Inca xx

  12. Bertie all of us who know you and your WFT ways know you were just pushing all of Gail's buttons with your questions about moving up the royal ladder. I purrsonally have to question whether or not the lovely Miss Meghan would have time to wash and dry your digits as carefully and diligently and Gail.
    Mom is really excited about the May 2018 wedding of handsome Prince Harry and his beautiful Meghan.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

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  14. I am more than happy to campaign on your behalf - as long as I can visit you in the palace!

  15. Oh! so sorry I missed this chuckle yesterday AM! But it is just as needed today, so thank you.

  16. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Clearly the fix is for Gail to move into the palace with you! I am sure there is lots of space!