Monday, 17 June 2019

New fluffy friends Boris and Heidi

It's been a while since Gail took me to Balmedie Country Park, so I was delighted when she suggested we go there for a Saturday afternoon walk.

We weren't far from the car park when I spotted this very fluffy lady.

I was just about to get up close and personal when we were interrupted by her male companion and I remembered that discretion is the better part of valour.

Gail had a nice chat with their owner and learned that Heidi and Boris are show dogs (they've even been to Crufts), that Heidi comes from Switzerland, and that yes, preparing an Old English Sheepdog for showing is a time consuming business (who knew?)

We parted ways when we reached the sand dunes, but a few minutes later my new friends appeared again in the distance.

Boris came barrelling over, but was called back before we had a chance to make further acquaintance.

Heading towards the beach, I traversed the remains of a fence, apparently built to secure the perimeter of the Trump International Golf Course.

Gosh, and I thought this Trump chap was supposed to be something of an expert in wall building. Looks like he needs more practice. Or maybe not...

Meanwhile, Gail and I are wondering if my new pal, Old English Sheepdog Boris, will soon be seeking a name change...


  1. oh we love your new fluffy friends and sure that is a lot of work to handle the hair style of this guys... it reminds us of the 80's as the mama had the same hairs lol

  2. Apparently we had an old English Sheepdog cousin years back. SHE says he was the dumbest dog SHE's ever met! He, too, was a show dog.

  3. How wonderful to see Old English Sheepdogs with tails! They dock their tails here and we think it looks pretty funny to see no tail on a furry hiney that size.

    1. Pleased to say that docking dog's tails is completely banned in Scotland.

  4. Hari om
    Well, Bertie lad, it has to be said that OESs are just showy dogs! What wonderfurs sand that is. Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I was reading that Old English Sheepdogs are an endangered species, less the 100 pups registered with the Kennel Club last year and you got to see two of them Bertie!!!!
    I finks sumpeep needs to groom Mr Johnson's hair don't you Bertie?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. OMDs Bertie and I thought I was having a bad hair day due to all the humidity. Seems Heidi and Boris' hair does the same thing in the sea breeze.
    Looking good and fit as usual my friend
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Those two pups sure were big and fluffy. It looks like you had a great walk and we are cracking up over your picture of one of Trump's walls. BOL!

  8. Oh wows, they are sure fluffy! But I sure like having sleek furs that mean no haircuts and fewer baths!

  9. Those are a couple of good looking fluffy dogs! Mama can't even imagine the grooming involved for Boris and Heidi!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. Oh Ma knows ALL abouts the OES's!!!! She had one named Panda, and was the sweetest doggies evers! Butts the furs DO gets everywheres! Ma's OES was born without a tail (was not docked!), so she walked like a bear! Ma kept the coat long like your pals, and it was rather easy to take care of, if you gave a brush everyday. Panda was the only non-terrierist she ever had. She SAYS she was the easiest doggie she ever had too. rude.
    Anyhu, I hopes you see your OES furiends again soon Bertie! Thanks for the photos!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Oh nice to meet those nice dogs!
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. What super new friends you've made, Bertie - they look like fun ! Perhaps lots of people would vote for an OES, called Boris, but not the silly human.
    That beach looks just the right place for a good game of chase ! Did you resist the urge to "christen" horrid old Trumps' fence?

    Inca xx

  13. What a lovely walk and what an exciting chance meeting with your new quite pretty friends Heidi and Boris! And you made my mom spit out her drink with your funny comment about our Cheeto president's wall building ability!

    Your friend Kiki