Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Thank goodness she packed my boots

So Gail and I are still in Nottingham, although you could be forgiven for thinking we had relocated to the Arctic these last few days.

First of all the snow settled on me....

... and later also on the street where we are staying with our lovely friend Janet.

At least Gail remembered to pack my new boots.

I think you'll agree they make for interesting paw prints.

If you followed Gail's footprints instead of mine, you would see she has been making lots of trips to the hospital to see Human Granny.

Last night she cuddled me close and told me that my beloved Human Granny has enjoyed a fine, long and interesting life but that it is now drawing to a close.

I did feel very sad, but then I remembered my important role as 'Cheerer-Upper in Chief', and bounced around until I was rewarded with a smile.


  1. These are 'special' times when a life well lived is to be savoured. Strength and peace to you and yours.

  2. You are in all our thoughts Gail. Extra hugs with Bertie. X

  3. Bertie it is so good that you are there to be with your Gail... we send hugs and lots of potp...

  4. Hugs and POTP from us here, too.

    Inca and her Human. xx

  5. We are so glad that you are there with Gail to share this special time with her. Muzzer says that Gus and I helped her stay sane through the last long years. We helped her clean out the apartment, we cuddled her every time we had the opportunity, even when Dad came to visit us. We let her cry into out furs, and when the time was right, we were chief clowns to help people move away from the sorrow and bring some smiles. Much love to both you and Gail.

  6. Bertie...my goodness good buddy..seems your lovely Nottingham has taken on an Arctic life. Yikes. I'm so glad you have your boots with you and can leave your print where ever you travel and big PLUS you are not having sore paws because you sure do need them well so you can give Gail extra hugs and take her on walks where she can think and clear her mind.
    Mom and I think of you and Human Granny and Gail each day with love and kitty purrs and we send peaceful thoughts to Human Granny
    Hugs madi your

  7. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, those prints would have a tracker scratching their head!

    You are doing your work well, if you can help to soothe Gail's aching heart. You know I have you both in forefront of thougts each day. Sending ether hugs to you both, and wags for you dear boy. YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Oh, Bertie, our hearts go out to you and Gail, and of course to Human Granny....the cardis 3 and the new SPoo

  9. Sending lots of love and best wishes to you Gail
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. I think your momma is going to need your services a lot for a while. Big boxer kisses to her from us!

  11. Bertie, it sounds like Gail is going to be needing lots of love from you - we are so sorry to hear that Granny is not doing well. Please give Gail some gentle hugs and snooter smoochies from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. We're sorry to hear your Granny is not doing well. Gail is so lucky to have you with her and have a friend like Janet where you both can stay. We are keeping our paws crossed for you and your family.

  13. We are so glad you are with Gail to give her love, snuggles and an occasional smile. We are thinking of you both and sending snuggles and love.
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  14. Such a sad time. Glad you are there to give cuddles and cause smiles. Can't believe the snow. Harder as we've returned to summer with temps of 39°C.

  15. We send you warmth (not that we have any as it was 3-legged dog cold) and love at what we can only imagine is a most difficult time. Hugs.

  16. Bertie, I’m very sorry to learn that dear HG is nearing the end of her journey in this realm. It’s a true blessing that you are there to comfort Gail. Gentle hugs to you both.

  17. Bertie you have an important job right now, Gail needs your cuddles. We will keep you and Gail and Human Granny in our prayers
    Hazel & Mabel & Mom

  18. Oh Bertie, you do have a special job, as everyone has said. Snuggle close to Gail, and give her lots of slobbery kisses. Oh, and those boots are FABulous!
    Ruby ♥

  19. Such a Special WFT you are young Bertie. We cannot ask for more than a life well lived and Human Granny has done just that. HGY has brought joy to us all who love hearing of your adventures with her and she has brought up the wonderful Gail. Please give them both a hug. Strength and courage and remember the good times.

  20. Oh Gail try and let the support of others comfort you. Try to focus on all the memories of good times and silly times. It’s in the natural order of things as the Lord made us. Hold Bertie we will keep you in our prayers.
    Your friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. Dear Bertie,

    Let Gail give you lots of hugs and whisper in her ear we are thinking of you, Gail and HGY and sending gentle woofs from NZ.

    With love,
    Riley, Enzo and the two legged one.

  22. We are so glad Gail remembered your boots. We are so sorry that Gail is having to say goodbye to your HGY. Stay close to her.

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  23. Bertie, we know you will comfort Gail. Her friends around the world are thinking about her and Human Granny.

  24. Bertie and Gail, my thoughts are with you and Human Granny. I'm wishing you much courage and comfort. Your boots are lovely, Bertie. Stephanie Jo