Wednesday 24 July 2019

Just a pretext for avoiding stuff...?

We've been here, there and everywhere these last few days, despite the sometimes inclement weather.

Gosh it's a busy life being a four legged avoidance accessory.

So on Friday I was taken for a damp walk in Warren Wood, 'cos according to Gail I absolutely needed the exercise, and it was nothing whatsoever to do with her putting off cleaning the house.

On Saturday it rained heavily, but I was still made to go out, at least until it was time to slump in front of the telly and watch some men with big leg muscles cycling up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees. And so it turned out, purely by chance I'm sure, that there was no time at all left for Gail to clear that large pile of paperwork on her desk.

Sunday, in lieu of washing the car, we apparently needed to accompany Yvonne and Neil, else they would have been lonely on their walk around Loch Kinord.

Then on Monday, despite our lawn needing mowing and me giving every indication I would have been happy to rest up on the sofa,  Gail saw fit to take me along with Henry (her friend from Australia) for a walk up Clachnaben. No soon as we reached the summit for a picnic lunch than Gail and Henry were reaching for their waterproof jackets as the clouds and rain descended once more. So of course it was too wet to cut the grass when we got back home.

Finally, come Tuesday, with Gail at work, I had the opportunity to relax. Well at least until she arrived home, turned on the radio, heard confirmation of the identity of our new Prime Minister, and cried "Bertie, I can't bear to listen to this, we need to go out for a long walk...."

Imagine what it would be like if we actually lived somewhere with a half decent climate!


  1. we loved the words heavily rain.... we still are hot dogs but we hope that friday brings a day with rain and cooler weather...42°c is waaaay tooooo much...

  2. Hari Om
    Bertie lad, I have to admit I have being doing a bit of 'avoidance' activity myself - though mostly involving NOT moving, which is not a good thing. I need to plan a picnic or three... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. OH dogs Bertie...avoidance is my middle name.
    I'm especially good at it when it comes to dusting, which I detest!!
    Per chance are you available to take the red eye over here to help me continue my avoidance?
    After 10 days of scorching high 90 temps and triple digit heat index and no rain. We had 2.2" last night and awoke to 63 degrees this am. We took a 45 minute walk outside it was glorious
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. It's a rough life you lead Bertie pal. You surely deserve a rest from all that hiking.

  5. BOL! We, too, are used as excuses at times. (We think SHE's just lazy). Would love to be romping with you through the heather--but not in the rain.

  6. Bertie we are glad Gail got back to work so you could rest. Lady was listening to the radio as the UK announced the new PM and she was thinking a lot about you.

  7. We are not fans of the rain, but the beautiful walks would be nice. Much better than dusting and cleaning
    Mabel & Hilda

  8. You are such a great friend to keep Gail company during her rain or shine escape walks Bertie!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. Bertie, if you didn't have all these walks, you wouldn't maintain that trim figure ! Think of that as a positive aspect. You also get to see some lovely scenery, and very interesting places along the way. I'm green with envy.

    Inca xx

  10. Bertie, your mom sounds like my mom, she'd rather go for a walk than do any housework or her stupid job, but in the summertime, when it is 90+, it's not safe to walk me, so I get a pass! You need to move to a warmer climate so you have my excuse for not walking!

    Your friend Kiki