Wednesday 13 June 2018

There's no escaping...

Clochandighter Woods

So one advantage of all this dry weather we've been having in Aberdeen is that I get taken on nice walks to localities deemed, in normal conditions, too boggy (see above).

You would think, wouldn't you, that the lack of mud might also translate into a suspension of the tedious routine of daily paw washing which has been in continuous operation in this household ever since last year when I went to see the dermatologist in Glasgow about my interdigital cyst problems.

You might think so but you would be wrong. What Gail calls "the precautionary principle", I call an unnecessary imposition.

What's even more irritating is how these standing in the sink sessions are inevitably announced in cringe-inducing baby talk, as Gail extracts me from my hiding place under the desk in the study and carries me through to the kitchen, holding me tightly in what she pretends is just an affectionate cuddle.

"Come on little chummy-wummy. It's time to give those pawsies a wee rinse, isn't it now?"

So humiliating. As if I were not a full eight and a third years old...

Oh and by the way, pleased to report that my 'pawsies' are just hunky-dory right now.


  1. Bertie.... be careful with that sink... there is a clown inside what offers ballooons.... yiiikes... POTP for your paw...

  2. I had to get sticker burrs picked out of my paw furs today - I wuz NOT happy bout it.

  3. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, your last statement here fulfils Gail's purpose, one feels!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. I feel your pain Bertie, I regularly get dunked in the sink for a Princess Slipper wash and find it most undignified!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. You and your paws are in fine shape, due to the care and comfort you get from Gail. Why don’t you surprise her one day and sit nicely at her feet to wait for your elevator ride to the sink??

  6. "Come on little chummy-wummy. It's time to give those pawsies a wee rinse, isn't it now?"
    Mom fell out of her chair she was cackling so hard.
    Mom recently read that pups respond to baby talk best.
    Bertie bless your heart the things we endure for the sake of L O V E!!
    All kidding aside we approve of Gail's preventative care!!
    Love love this post
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Bertie, we're so pleased to hear that your paws are in really good shape. I can see what you mean about having them washed each time, but better to be safe than sorry. Perhaps you could have some very lightweight shoes to wear when you walk in those places?

    Inca xx

  8. Now if you were a princess instead of a handsome prince, you might actually enjoy all the pedi-pampering:) But it is wonderful to know that the paw washing is helping you too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. There is always an upside to drought!

  10. The price of enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

  11. Sounds like it is worth it if it keeps your paws in tip top shape
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. I'm with you talk doen't make the water-y torture any easier!
    High (trouble free)Paws!

  13. I can smell the fresh air where your at.
    Coffee is on