Wednesday, 27 June 2018

My tiny paw was frozen

[A conversation in Duthie Park this morning between Bertie and his schnauzer pal Frankie.]

Hi there Frankie, how's things?

Och, nae bad Bertie. Did I catch sight of you shivering in the park last night?

You most certainly did. I escorted Gail and her friend Kirsty down to the open air screening of La Bohème. Really, I would have preferred to be have been inside at Royal Opera House, wouldn't you? So much for heat waves! At least one did not have to suspend disbelief during all that singing about living in an icy Parisian garret. My tiny paws were frozen! But how come I didn't see you?

Well Bertie that's because my owner Maggie thoughtfully brought along a blanket and allowed me to snuggle under with her.

No such luck for me Frankie. Gail did remember her woolly hat, but even then we were both so cold we left before the end.

Hmm. I'm wondering what's Covent Garden's policy about letting dogs inside the Opera House? After all, they do lay great stress on not being elitist these days, don't they?

Interesting point Frankie. So how much does a train ticket to London cost....? 


  1. is that true... you had icy paws... ours are glowing in da heat... can you send some cool weather please?

  2. Yikes musta been really really cold everyone is bundled up like mid December in NC. Judging by your last photo your fine WFT tail managed to remain flying high or was it frozen in that position too?
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. Looks mighty cold there! Maybe if you had started to sing along, would might have warmed up some?

  4. COLD!?!? I'm sure they said on the news last night you would be getting the same ROASTING temperatures we've got down here? Or maybe its hot are your paws today Bertie?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. While the rest of Scotland has been basking in the high twenties, last night Aberdeen was beset by a chilly sea mist. Plus ça change...

  5. Hari om
    It got surprisingly chillg in Suffolk last night too, Bertie lad... tho not quite beanie and blanket worthy! Hugx and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Can you please send some of that cool air here??? We are sweltering - hot, hazy, and very humid!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. Whew...we thought we were the only pups in the world who wanted the heat on last night!
    Rosy, Jakey and Arty

  8. All those rugged-up peeps, and you didn't even have a bit of a blanket?! Something wrong there.....

  9. Crikey Bertie ...... you call THAT summer!! I went to our Jo's piano recital, outdoors, the other day and my paws didn't freeze and I didn't need a blanket AND ..... it's winter here. You need to move, mate!!

  10. Oh Bertie we were up to 90 today Sorry you had freezing paws
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. Sorry dude. I would love to trade places with you! I gots REALLY furry paws, so they don't gets that cold. It's been up and down with the temps around here, a nice 78 today, butts over 100 this weekend. Better gets here quick! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  12. Poor Bertie, that's awful. It's enough to put a chap (or doggie) off Opera for life !
    We are sweltering here, and it's too hot at night to go on our evening walks - just have to make do with the morning one, which was before 6:30 this morning !

    Inca xx

  13. We are about to get record heat so will send you some!

  14. I know I'm a few days late but I live in an area where the local resort has ice skating shows on Saturdays during the summer. It gets chilly once the sun goes down, being up high in the mountains, and the shows don't start until dusk! You can tell the locals from the tourists just by what they're wearing and whether they're bringing blankets and whatnot with them. Poor freezing tourists!