Tuesday 1 January 2019

Scotland, Mexico, and Best Wishes for 2019

To celebrate Gail's return from her Mexico holiday, I took her yesterday for a walk through farmland near the Deeside Gliding Club.

It was a excellent opportunity to remind her why she should be pleased to be home in Scotland. 

In case they're not obvious, let me list some of the reasons:
  • Walks are more fun with your favourite WFT for company.
  • The air in the North of Scotland is clean and free of pollution. 
  • The ground is soft beneath the paws/feet.
  • There is no danger of dehydration.
  • Pale and freckly skinned humans can venture outdoors without slathering themselves in Factor 50 sunblock.
  • We have 'right to roam' laws throughout our beautiful and uncrowded land.
  • There will be a nearby café selling tea made in a proper teapot, and you don't have to ask for milk.
  • Your WFT will bounce up on your lap for a nice cuddle when you put your feet up at the end of the walk.
Oh yes, and finally, you can go for dip in the river Dee without fear of encountering any of these guys...

Wishing all my lovely readers a Happy, Peaceful (and crocodile-free) New Year! 


  1. Hari om
    Bertie lad, I fear there may be a few 'crocs' this year for the world at large! Certainly can see the merits of you list points... all that sun is overrated, right?! Welcome to 2019!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Love the picture of you among the birches, Bertie. Happy New Year to you and Gail!

  3. Ohhh Bertie what a wonderful walk for Gail to remind her the FINER things in life. The 3rd photo has lovely trees w interesting bark...much like our river birch. I am happily smiling at all the fires of your happy WFT rudder,
    Thank goodness those guys don’t like cold waters of Scotland.
    Hugs cecilia

  4. All good and valid reasons!

  5. Those are all great reasons for Gail to stay home with you Bertie. Especially those gators. Happy New Year to you both!

  6. What a very convincing argument Bertie. We took notes for the next time our pawrents even think about going places south of the border!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. Great points, Bertie. We also did notice that there could be some very fun times running through that big puddle:)

    We wish you a wonderful year in 2019. Lots of joy, fun, good health, and happiness with family and friends.

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆
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    Woos - Lightning, Misty, Timber, and Mom

  8. Wishing you a year of happiness, health, and the inspiration to follow your dreams. With all that you have there in your home land why ever leave! The birch trees are beautiful.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. Happy New Year! We hope you have a year of walks, treats and Gail curtailing her travelling--unless accompanied by a favourite WFT!

  10. Buon Anno e Tanti Auguri! Baci, Tootsie :)

  11. That is a compelling list of excellent reasons! We hope Gail will stay put with you for awhile now! BTW, mom said she is going to try and ride 3000 miles in 2019. Butt right now it is waaay too cold! She MIGHT be able to start on Tuesday. Happy New Year!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley