Thursday 15 March 2018

Bertie and Hemp - not quite best friends

This is me out for a walk with Hemp a couple of weeks ago.

Hemp and I are not quite best friends.

This weekend, Gail and I are going to Inshriach, near Aviemore, for a country house party with our friends John and Fran├žoise, and about dozen other humans.

Hemp will also be there.

I am not sure what I feel about this.

Any advice on how to deal with a hyperactive young border collie who thinks he's smarter than me (yes, really!) would be most welcome.

Last year I tried barking but it didn't work.


  1. >Bertie you shouldn't worry about Hemp... love at the first sight is very rare in da canine world... it mostly needs a second meet&greet before we go well along together...

  2. Bertie, perhaps you can challenge him to some "mind" games - you are very good at those. It would establish your superiority over the little whippersnapper once and for all ! If that doesn't work, then try a little nip on his ear when no-one is looking. That's what Mom's do to naughty pups !
    I do hope you all have a very good weekend.

    Inca xx

  3. Perhaps you should just schmooze up to the humans....

  4. I agree wiv Dui...ignore Hemp and pester the peeps for foodables...that's what I'd do!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Hari OM
    Well let me first say, Bertie lad, that I awoke this morning and you and Gail were large in my thoughts as I felt it had been a while since we'd heard from you... and now I switch on the pooter and here you are!

    Hemp... yes I recall your issues with him last year. Mind you, a lot happens in that twelve months - you may find things a lot more settled this year. Or not. In which case do as Dui said... either way, we expect a full repawt at your earliest convenience! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Bonnie suggests becoming a lap puppy for the duration. Time to cuddle and wheedle pawty foodibles from the two leggers.


  7. Just ignore him the best you can and if Hemp get's too annoying give him a big back off bark.


  8. Maybe you should see it as a teaching opportunity. It made me feel like a young pup again when Jessie joined our family and I got to show her all the ropes. I romped around right next to her so I could show her how to do it all!

  9. Well Bertie...first off I think maybe Hemp is a wee bit jealous of you and your good manners and especially our WFT terrific tail. They think everything and everybuddy needs to be herded. We used to have a Border Collie next door. Goodness me it took furever for Kasi not to charge the fence between our house and theirs. If she saw mom out she bark her fool head off, I think they are puppies longer than most K9's. So all this being said might I offer a bit of feline advice, give him your best back of disrespect...don't make eye contact with him and I predict he'll be wrapped around your WFT paws.
    Y'all have fun. What do you do at a country house party?
    Hugs madi and mom two city gals and your bfff

  10. Bertie, you are a smart boy - we bet you can figure it out with Hemp and have a fun time together.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Pee Ess, Mom suggests a long walk together. It always works well here when we are introducing a new pup to the family:)

  12. Arty thinks maybe you should try barking again...and then he's also with Dui...shmooze the humans!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  13. Hopefully things will go better this time
    Hazel & Mabel