Tuesday 12 March 2019

An excellent Brexit decision...

Does your human ever tease you in a manner that is SO TOTALLY NOT FUNNY?

Mine does.

For example, on Sunday morning after breakfast, Gail said this to me:

"You know what Bertie? There are some very important Brexit decisions being debated in Parliament this week. It is a matter of great national importance, so I suggest that, instead of our usual Sunday outing, it would be a good idea if we stayed indoors and spent all day reading all the papers and watching our 'commentariat' pontificating on TV about the likely outcomes of Tuesday's vote at Westminster. What do you think Bertie?"

Gail watched my fuzzy little face fall as fast as the pound sterling will in the event of "No Deal", then laughed and said:

"Only kidding Bertie. I think a brisk walk in Glen Tanar is just the pick-me-up we need at this time of political turmoil."

So we put aside the newspaper and headed to Glen Tanar, and this turned out to be an excellent decision.

Although I admit I was a tiny bit miffed to find out that some Capercaillie has apparently taken up residence in my favourite part of the forest and put up a 'do not enter' sign.

So anyway, we diverted to a path across farmland, where Gail insisted on stopping to admire four handsome horses and a procession of very orderly sheep.

All in all, so much better than thinking about Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg...


  1. I finks taking to the hills is the pawfect way to escape Brexit !At least your Gail is jovial about it, my peeps get a serious attack of the grumps and change channels on the TeeVees at the mention of it these days
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Hari OM
    Bravo you two... I long ago decided that no amount of words or pontification in the media was going to make a jot of difference to the mess and simply best to just get on with life. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Whew!! OMDs Bertie I had no idea Gail was such a tease. Bless your little heart. It was for sure a glorious day for a walk that is until you had a gross grouse sighting. Your walk ended with some might fine looking giddy ups and OMDs the sheep were lined up like ducks.
    I send good wishes over your way as this debate continues.
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. You had us there, Bertie. We thought Gail was serious!!!! Great walk. But can't believe you were barred from an area by what looks like a chicken! However, there's more area to visit.

  5. It sure looks that Gail made the right decision to take a hike. That sure looks like a great place to go and we loved looking at your picture of the beautiful country.

  6. No doubt about it, Bertie - that was a VERY wise decision. All that political babble goes on here all day with the darn TV, so we truly enjoy the peace of a nice walk.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. We agree...hikes always take precedence over anything pawlitical...In fact, just about any dog related activity is guaranteed to help Gail forget all about pawlitics!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty
    PeeEss...Mama smiled and thought about both you and YAM Aunty when the decision came through!

  8. Lady and Man try all that funny stuff all the time ... they think it is funny away, we think they are annoying.

  9. A nice hike sounds like a preferred activity to us too!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Um, yes, sometimes my human can't seem to rip herself away from the paper or TV news. I have to coax her outside and it always makes us both feel better.

  11. ... or a new favourite Mark Francois.