Tuesday 19 December 2017

Different ideas of fun...

When the streets and parks are icy, and the hills inland are still covered in snow, a visit to the beach is often a good bet.

Bearing in mind that the air temperature was around zero Centigrade and the sea only a few degrees warmer, I offer you the following two photos taken on Saturday afternoon as evidence in support of my contention that dogs are more intelligent than humans, and have superior survival instincts.
Gail and I are now heading down (by car) to Nottingham for an extended Christmas visit, to check up on Human Granny, who has developed an increasing tendency to topple over, I'm sad to report.


  1. Dogs are definitely more intelligent than some....make that many humans. 41°C here at the moment.
    Bertie, please don't be the cause of Toppling Granny...

  2. Oh Bertie Christmas with Human Granny. How wonderful. I do hope that HG is better and regains her balance. Seems such a lovely lady. Hugs and kisses and fingers crossed for a recovery

  3. Bertie I'm totally with you... not even the mama would do such a thing and she is as crazy as a box of frogs... I rather do counter surfing than riding da icy waves. Hugs to your granny and a merry christmouse to you all...

  4. Bertie, we're so sorry to hear that Human Granny isn't too good in the balance department, and hope she will be better.
    Mind how you go - it's a long drive to Nottingham. Will you be navigating?
    A very good Christmas to you all.

    Inca xx

  5. Hari om
    BOL, your point is well made, Bertie lad, but it has to be said that the second, compawrison shot, had me drooloing. The ships, y'ken...

    Have a safe journey South and enjoy efurry minute with your precious elder! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Enjoy your trip to see Human Granny and give her a kiss from me. I miss our trips to see Aunt Marie and the Oldies but Goodies. Really. They all love the terriers, and even if they loved Gussie more than they loved me, there was plenty of love to go around.

    Teka the Wise and Tenacious Terrier

  7. Bertie if we live to be 300 we 3 seniors will never understand the fascination with surfing in frigid or warm waters...where there are things lurking under the water than can eat your toes.

    We send you lots of safe travel wishes and many hugs to HG...we hope and purr you have a good visit and we know seeing you and Gail will be quite enjoyable for her.
    Is she toppling over in her chair? Kinda like slumping. My human granny did that and it is very concerning as you worry they might fall out of their chair.
    Many hugs madi and mom

  8. Bertie - Word of advice. Never, ever, turn your back on an incoming North Sea wave.

  9. That is just crazy!! It is going to get REAL cold here by Christmas. So we are wondering why our pawrents cut our furs off today?? People are nuts!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Bertie, wishing you and Gail a very merry Christmas and wonderful visit to HG; sorry to hear about the toppling. Stay warm.

  11. What a silly hooman!! Hope you have a really nice Christmas
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. Bertie-
    Sorry to hear about your grandma. We have a grandma and a great-grandma that topple over a lot, so we know the worry. Terrier smooches, Wyatt and Tegan.♥♥

  13. Yeah, we gets those surfers here all the times! they are nutty! Sorry abouts your Gma...sendin' lots of AireZens and {{hugs}}
    Have a safe trip, and a very Merry Christmas!
    Ruby ♥

  14. We sure wonder about some humans, especially after seeing your picture!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy
    PeeEss...We are sending POTP to HG, safe travels and Merry Christmas!