Sunday 21 July 2019

Beard envy?

Until this week, I had always taken my beard for granted.

I'm sure you have noticed that I am blessed with a luxuriant abundance of facial hair. Gail does trim it quite often - who knows how long the furs would grow without interference.

So anyway, I was walking in the park on Saturday morning when a Welsh terrier called Taffy and his owner stopped for a chat. The lady commented admiringly on my fine fuzzy fizzog and, no doubt to the embarrassment of poor Taffy, noted how thin and feeble his beard seemed in comparison.

At least Gail spared Taffy's blushes and did not take a photo of him. But I have to say, I do believe I detected a touch of envy in his eyes as he glanced at my bushy schnozzle and then contemplated his own wispy affair.

Do you have a beard and is it a source of pride too?

PS Gail tells me that this is not a polite question to ask a human lady of a certain age. Or in fact any age. Can that be true...?


  1. Yes, I do have a beard, Bertie, and I am very proud of it! Mom wishes that it wasn't always wet but we do have to hydrate often, right?!

  2. Hari OM
    **harrumph** yes, Bertie lad, that's true. For you gents, however, beards are a proper and worthwhile subject of discussion! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Bertie I say if you have it flaunt it proudly...
    You know me I share all...yep I too have a wee bit of facial hair...thankfully light in color...
    What really irks me is the leg hair has just about disappeared...I think it all went North to my upper unfair
    Honestly yours

  4. You have a great beard Bertie. Walter is jealous that he doesn't have one.

  5. We are not bearded dogs. We are also jealous of your facial hair Bertie.

  6. No beards here, Bertie, but Timber has some awesome eyebrows:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. Oh, I gots a fuzzy wuzzy snooter too Bertie! Ma says she should trim it all off so she doesn't gets a 'beard shower' when I shake my head with a wet beard. That would be boring, huh? ☺
    Here's to beards and snooter furs!!
    Ruby ♥

  8. We're sure human ladies would be huffy, but the lady scottie in this house has a fine beard...although usually knotted and filled with natural debris.

  9. Bertie, I am certain your beard is the envy of all. But I confess that I prefer my girl dogs (who could grow beards) beardless. (See, e.g., our profile photo :)

  10. Bertie, you have a pawsome beard. We know that Taffy was probably a little jealous of yours. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  11. Your beard is magnificent Bertie. We are very short haired so no beards on us ladies ha ha
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. We also are a bit green of your beard Bertie...we bet ours could get nice and bushy too...if only Mama would not clip it off!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  13. Bertie, you are so very good-looking, how could any other dog compete? I don't have a beard, but I have amazing baby-blue eyes that everyone adores!

    Your friend Kiki