Thursday 1 March 2018

Early morning cold weather tip

When you spy the snow plough coming towards you in Duthie Park...

... Move quickly 'cos the driver thinks he's Lewis Hamilton.

But in normal circumstances, I like to take my time over the early morning park circuit. Why rush when all that achieves is to bring forward the hour when your human abandons you to go to work?

And when, as yesterday, new snow has fallen, adding that touch of novelty to the otherwise familiar scene, there is all the more reason to linger.

I should also let you know that just at the moment I am trying, when out and about, to keep my distance from Gail. As would you if your owner had, on the basis of a cold late February blast from Siberia, excavated from the depths of her wardrobe the outsize padded jacket she was issued two decades ago for winter wear on a Northern North Sea oil platform... (Her theory that this jacket looks OK 'cos it's the same blue as my own natty winter coat only betrays her woeful lack of fashion sense. As if the notion of dressing up all matchy matchy with your dog somehow compensates for appearing in public like a heffalump who just ate all the pies.)

Tell me, are you ever embarrassed to be seen out with your human?


  1. the mama would like to wear a jacket from an oil platform... there is no common jacket what can keep that Jack Frost away... yesterday she had a shawl around her head... that was a little embarrassing, but I mostly walk in front of her and I tried not to look back hehehe

  2. We are often embarrassed, but we usually go out with HER before dawn. Peeps are such wimps..let Gail wear the oil platform jacket!

  3. Not sure what counts as embarrassment, because anything seems to go here. We do see some very odd outfits, but so far my peep hasn't actually caused me to disown her. Mind you, it's a good job we go out very early in the summer, 'cos she sometimes to forget to comb her hair, and then the wild woman of the mountains couldn't compete !
    How's your poorly paw standing up to all this cold weather, Bertie?

    Inca xx

    1. It's been one of those roller coaster weeks with Bertie's paws. One day fine, next day limping again.

    It is to terrible to even think about.

    Teka Toy

  5. Whoa Bertie that is a most amazing photo of the snow and the clouds early in the am. Looks like you got at least 87" of snow there.

    We have heard from friends far up in the North that when it comes to very cold weather WARMTH trumps FASHION.

    I'm thankful to admit I don't have to go out in public with my peeps. OMCs in January, when we had 10 straight days of 20 and nights in the single digits, I sure would have loved to have thumbs to take photos. Both my peeps had on two robes in the am
    Hugs and kitty kisses madi your bfff

  6. Hari OM
    BOL.. oh Bertie... you surely don't want your Gail to become an icicle, now would you??? Pawsonally, I go for the Michelin Man look. I have a good basis for this, I know you know!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Hi Bertie! we got some too!
    I wonder if TND has one of those puffy jackets from his days on the oil rigs. Arthur keeps his distance most of the time, but just cos his legs carry him quite quickly.
    So far, they mostly look alright, although Ludo was rather embarrassed when Mum started trying to make him wear a jumper and his head looked very big.

  8. Nope, Mom can wear whatever she wants as long as it means we get to go for a walk:) Besides no one is looking at her, they all stare at us!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. OUr mom dresses Ok it is her hair we worry about - it looks pretty crazy some mornings
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Hi, Bertie! I'm a rather dainty, but mighty, blue merle cardigan—a very nice lighter gray, if I do say so myself. My owner wears A LOT of gray. I feel she is trying too hard to compete with my lovely coat. So I share your concerns about the fashion sense of our friends!

  11. What a lovely snow covered morning! We soooo understand about how sometimes the peeps on our lives should think about us,and how it might be embarrassing for us to be seen with them poorly dressed(Mama!!)!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  12. Oh, Ma embarrasses me on a daily basis! I'm kinda used to it, butts the baggy sweats have GOT to go! sigh.
    Ruby ♥
    pees: loves the photo! it's beautifuls there

  13. Momma wears this really ugly hat when it's cold. She says it's not ugly, it's warm and her Hufflepuff hat. Humans!

  14. Although we do not get snow here in Tucson, AZ it does get chilly in the mornings when mum takes me out, and if it rains forget about it 'cos mum has been told not to go out in her chair in the rain if she can help it. But mum remembers what it was like when she lived in the Midwest and Northeast and is glad to be down here. Please keep giving us all you worldly wisdom, etc.

    ttfn and toodle pip