Wednesday 14 November 2018

Borderline inappropriate...

Gosh as if it wasn't bad enough, putting up with my Aberdeen home being invaded by two giant poodles a short while back...

So last weekend Gail took me over to the Torridon cottage, a place where a chap can normally look forward to a bit of peace and quiet. Imagine my surprise and consternation then, when I arrived to find two strangers - and their associated humans - already occupying my living room!

The big fellow is Jasper, a labradoodle apparently (although it seems he never got the memo about doodle types being 'non-shedding').

The wee schnauzer is Frankie, or Mr Goody Two-Shoes as I now think of him. To be honest, one can hear the words "my, he is such a perfectly behaved dog, isn't he just?" once too often when those words are not directed towards oneself...

Jasper seems a decent enough chap, although on Saturday I did notice him getting a bit frisky in the closing stages of our hike through Coire Dubh and Coire Mhic Nobuil, and trying to jump on Gail is a manner that I later told him I considered borderline inappropriate...

Finally, I would like to point out that, of the three of us, I was the only pup brave enough to bark at the stag whom we found hanging around in the Glen Torridon car park at the start of our walk. I was most disappointed when Gail hastily removed me from the scene after the stag made as if to head butt us with his antlers. Even though it was certainly not me who was acting all scared...


  1. OH DEEEEER! I guessed it that you were the hero of da day... only a terrier is brave enough to bark at this guy ;O)

  2. Hari Om
    hmmmmm labradoodle via wolfhound pawhaps? Looks like you had a fine hike though, Bertie lad, even if it meant sharing Gail with a Model and a Moocher! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Another day, another deer?

  4. Bertie - You may need to rethink Jaspers Labradoodle lineage. Beware of Stags !

  5. OMD, invaded in your own living room!

  6. It looks like you all had a fun hike together. Good thing you were there to scare off that huge deer.

  7. I am sure you would have showed that Stag who's boss had Gail not saved you, I mean removed you.

  8. Well, that was a very cheeky stag - how dare he think about butting you!!! Jasper almost looks like one of the big Irish wolfhound types. But it does look like it was a fun hike for all, and it is always nice to meet new friends:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. Homes invaded and not even allowed to bark at a stag....what's the world coming to.

  10. LOL Da Overlook twinies stole my now I must come up with a new one.....ummmmm
    Maybe the stag was coming home late from a Stag Party and just grumpy. I do hope Jasper didn't leave Labradoodle drool all over Gail's jacket.
    Hugs Cecilia

    Angel Madi here Bertie shortly after my arrival I heard Milky-Way never did this or that at least 87 times. Seems he was Mr. Good two Shoes too. My sweet loving mom even once was heard saying. I Was nothing at all like MW.
    Well duh I was a female that made all the difference in the world.
    You surely had a nice hike.
    Angel kisses to your purrfect nose and your amazing WFT Tail

  11. Invaders are only useful if they make you look awesome! Sorry about not getting to met the buck. We couldn't chase deer in the yard today.

  12. It still looks like you had a good time!
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. What a beautiful hike...with the exception of being carried away from the stag...Didn't Gail realize you were protecting her?!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. What a marvelous day. Thank you for sharing the walk with us. You are the bravest dog

  15. Oh Bertie! I am sure Gail was protecting the stag from you.