Wednesday 12 December 2018

Bertie shows his lack of patience...


When northern air is crisp and bright,
And woodland scents excite one's nose,
A bouncing chap thinks it not right
To have to sit and calmly pose.

That perfect Christmas photograph
Can wait another day (or year).
Just watch me gallop down the path,
Then pause to sniff - is this a deer?

My mission's to investigate
Each blade of grass, each fallen leaf.
I absolutely cannot wait,
Our winter daylight's all too brief.

So please accept apologies,
We have no festive pics to show.
This turbo-powered WFT
Has things to do, places to go.

PS from Gail: tomorrow Bertie and I are heading our separate ways on our Christmas vacations, and so this blog too will be "out of office" for a couple of weeks. We wish all our friends a joyful Festive Season. Thank you so much for reading, and we'll be back again just before New Year.


  1. we wish you a wonderful time and we send hugs and kisses to you...

  2. Bertie, we think the red bow is enough to satisfy the Festive Photo!

  3. I totally understand the need to sniff to your heart's content, Bertie, and I'm on leash. Imagine if I was leash-free!
    Have a wonderful vacation and Merry Christmas!

  4. Hari Om
    Bertie lad, I too am of the opinion that there is sufficient evidence of tartan bow to satisfy the festive spirit!

    Wishing you (and Gail) a fun and joyous "holiday"! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Well, Bertie, all we can say is that is what a walk is all about!!! We think all your photos are great and the second one is adorable!

    Have a great time while you are away and Happy Holidays from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Happy Christmas, Bertie! I hope you have lots of fun while Gail is off gallivanting about.

  7. What a great poem. We think you look very happy wandering around in your festive bow. Happy Holidays to both of you and we hope Gail has a great time on her vacation.

  8. Dear Bertie and Gail.... what a lovely and adventurous poem. Bertie just when I think you are the most handsome WFT.... you go out on a manly jaunt mKing my heart go litter patter. Safe travels to Gail,,,,tons of fun wishes to you both
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Pardon typos...
    Should say making my heart go pitter (not litter) patter🤪🥰🤗😻

  10. We think those are the most PAWFECT festive and howliday themed photos Bertie!!
    Have a wonderful and festive season!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. Wonderful photos! Have a festive time on your respective vacations, and we wish lots of holiday cheer
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. Oh Bertie, I SO gets it!!! You look FABulous btw!
    I hopes you and Gail have a most wonderful Holiday, and tells Gail to have a safe trip!
    Ruby ♥

  13. Hi Bertie, of course a walk is far more fun than a Christmas photo. We wish you a relaxing holiday and a healthy and happy New Year. No worries, and love, Stella (and Carol xx)

  14. Bertie, my dear god-dog son! We have been remiss. But you are very much in our hearts. All is stable here. Sending you both huge love for the holidays. Xo

  15. Seeing you romp happily about is better than any holiday photo. Happy holidays to both of you!

  16. Hope you both have a lovely festive holiday! Your photos look pretty festive to us. Arran thinks Gail clearly didn't have good enough treats!

  17. “Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ur”
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Bertie and Gail,
    Just checking in to see if you two have been reunited. I hope both of you had a great time during your getaways.
    Hugs Cecilia

    1. Gail says: I'm just off to pick up Bertie right now. Will post tomorrow!