Tuesday 31 July 2018

Just for scale

So when Gail stopped on one of our neighbourhood walks, and asked me to 'pose nicely please' on this wall, I naturally assumed she had been overcome by the urge to capture my handsome self on camera once again (i.e. for about the 87 millionth time - but who can blame her?)

How wrong I was. It turns out it was this weird kilt wearing garden 'ornament' she wanted to photograph, and yours truly was just being used for scale.

On the subject of my handsomeness, I thought you might like a peek at Gail's work email account from last week, which illustrates how my morale-boosting impact ranges far and wide.

(Maria is a dog-loving colleague of Gail's who lives in Aberdeen but comes from Venezuela. I hope to meet her, and her two pups, one day.)

Hi Gail:
Done it, all under control…thanks for being on top, we are ready to rock and roll!.
Thanks for the support……I will miss my G&G team tomorrow, and I hope to represent all us very well tomorrow, despite all the issues, this project has been a great team effort even in the darkest hours…..
Principal Reservoir Engineer

Thanks Maria
Bertie wishes you best of luck tomorrow.

I am melted with that message!....he is so cute 😊


  1. is it a headless garden ornament or is it just because the mama wears no glasses? we like the mail of your Gail, every thing with rock n'roll is super good ;O))

  2. Hari OM
    What heart would not melt at the sight of you smiling among the clover Bertie lad?!! Beats that rather skeersome 'ornament'!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Awww, you are stealing hearts all over the world Bertie!
    Oh and the garden ornament, well, I'm at a loss fur words
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Bertie what an interesting piece of garden art! MOL
    Now that sweet message from Maria was extra special....we ladies of the WWW will soon be standing in long lines to give you a kissy
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Adding out vote for the Bertie photo, and best wishes to Maria and the rest of Gail’s team.

  6. You are looking marvelous as always Bertie. We can see why Maria melted from your cuteness. Is that garden ornament a Scottish version of a scare crow? BOL!

  7. That is one curious piece of garden art, Bertie. But we are glad it gave Gail an opportunity for us to see our handsome (and cute) friend.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Is that kilted thingy a recycling thing?

  9. If you are going to be used for scale you should be paid scale.

  10. We are not sure just what the thing is but you are one handsome dog
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. We think the picture Gail sent to her friend could be made into a pawsome motivational poster!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  12. That is the oddest garden decor! You make it look much better, Bertie!