Saturday 29 December 2018

What? No Sombrero!

Gosh it's been a while, hasn't it?

So Gail, you've been in Mexico, I believe?

Yes of course I recognised the volcanos Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl in your photograph.

And no, I really don't want to hear any more about the Christmas Day party at some 'secret beach', two miles down a rough jungle track in the state of Nayarit.

I think my readers will be more interested in learning about the Mexican dogs you met. Like this fellow who is licking the face of your friend Salvador.

As for these hairless (or nearly) Aztec pups, well, they might be an ancient breed, but they won't win any prizes for looks will they, even if Señor Diego Rivera did put one of them in a mural?

What about some photos of terriers then?

I cannot believe you did not see any terriers in Mexico City! Not a single one? Are you quite sure? Not even a wee handbag Yorkie in one of those stylish, upmarket mercados in Colonia Roma?

Well I guess we'll have to make do with this white schnauzer chap then. Although he does look a little bored.

Oh and you saw lots of Bichon Frises and other small curly haired types, all wearing smart woolly sweaters and out for walks near your hotel in the neighbourhood of Cuauhtémoc, but you failed to take any photos? Well Gail, I must say that was very lax.

So, yes, I was perfectly fine with Yvonne and then in the boarding kennels, thank you very much for asking.

And no I am not sulking because you did not bring me back a souvenir sombrero.

I am just tired and do not feel like posing today.


  1. We missed you but are glad you both survived and would have loved to see you in a sombrero!

  2. Hari OM
    Bertie lad - it is heartening to see that you settled right back into routine on the sofa... The Xolo's are rather cute doggies donchya think? You might be surprised how interested folk are in Gail's travel photos. Jus' sayin'... but golly, we will be glad to have you back on our screens, that's fur sure!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. We're glad to see you back after your little holiday. It looks like Gail had a nice time on her trip. We can't wait to hear about how you got along without her.

  4. Rest up Bertie, because in our opinion Gail OWES you some LONG Adventurous walks! We're happy you are both home in your own nest. Happy Hogmanay!

  5. Look like your human had a great holiday :) Although I do think she could have bought back a Sombrero. It does look like your human saw interesting doggies while away. Milo, Jet & Arli

  6. You look so content to be back home, Bertie, and it looks like Gail had lots of fun adventures!

  7. Heeeeeeeeey Bertie and Gail you were missed all 87 days you were gone. Volcanoes and sun Gail was happy.
    You and Gail must have tons of photos and stories about your adventures. Did Gail get a suntan?
    Y’all rest up hugs cecilia

  8. We are glad you made it back safely with good memories!

  9. Welcome home to Gail!! Although I don't blame you for being upset about not getting a souvenir, be careful what you wish for. When Mama and Daddy went to Mexico, they brought me back a sombrero...and then made me POSE in it!

    Consider yourself lucky, BOL!

  10. Mexico ~ well did you try to come across the border? ‘Bliadhna Mhath Ùr’ may your blessing be abundant in 2019!
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. OMD, no sombrero, no fancy Mexican treats, no anything to welcome you back from exile?! I think Gail should be fired!!

  12. No terriers? How can that possibly be? Those hairless dogs are interesting. Wonder if they are prone to sunburn.

    Sounds like a fabulous trip!