Monday, 16 July 2018

Miscast as Bertie Wooster ?

So I was standing in the sink undergoing my routine post-walk paw wash when a voice from the radio caught my attention.

Gail was, as usual, listening to BBC Radio 4 (American readers, think NPR but with less music).

Someone called Sarah Dunant, ruminating on the potentially enfeebling impact of inherited wealth, noted how in the stories of P.G.Wodehouse, an infantilised Bertie Wooster is "blissfully unaware that his life is entirely controlled by his butler Jeeves".

Now you may or may not be aware that I, Bouncing Bertie, was actually named after Wodehouse's comic creation.

But it strikes me, when considering the relationship between Gail and myself, surely she is the Bertie and I am the Jeeves?


  1. Bertie I love your way to think ;O))))

  2. Bertie, perhaps such analysis is....counter productive, given who holds the treats.....

  3. Yep....we all have known for years you were Jeeves. Gail and all the 2 leggers are staff.
    Hugs madi your bffff

  4. Hari OM
    BOL... oh Bertie, Gail may be many things, but enfeebled and infantile? Definitely not. Controlled by you? I cannot pawssibly comment! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Without a doubt, you are totally right on, Bertie!!! We get our paw wash on the floor with a bucket of water and lots of old cloths - not fun!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. We also think it might be best not to comment in the situation....Mama sure is giggling tho...
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  7. WE think you are right on this Bertie!
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. Bertie,
    If your “inherited wealth” includes your predecessor Hamish’s estate, lots of love and attention for your antics, having great adventures planed out for you, having Gail type up your blog, as well as all the food and toys you will ever need, then you are probably best continuing to be “Bertie” and letting Gail do all the hard work for you!

    Love and woofs from Riley (who often gets reminded he really is “Living the Life of Riley”)

  9. We completely are the it should be.

    We're currently confined in Prison Camp while SHE's galivanting on the East Coast of the U.S.

  10. Of course you are Bertie - was there ever any doubt?

    Inca xx

  11. Always insightful, Bertie - seeing past the obvious!

    -Otto and Osa

  12. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I do not understand Jeeves. I also do not understand why you are standing in the sink?!? I will go contemplate this now...