Thursday 22 August 2019

A pep talk from Bertie

Advice in Verse

(especially applicable to those enduring the Scottish summer...)

Why fret about the wet?
Don't be cowed by too much cloud.
There is much to gain from lots of rain,
Why fret about the wet?

Don't grizzle when there's drizzle,
And if it's dreich, stand tall, look chic!
When skies are grey, go out to play,
Don't grizzle when there's drizzle.

A blizzard can be wizard!
And ice is rather nice.
In heavy snows, just wear warm clothes,
A blizzard can be wizard!

There is no doubt, we won't have drought.
Evapo-transpiration's low in this location.
Enjoy walkies through mud when everywhere's humid.
There is no doubt, we won't have drought.

Yes, why fret about the wet?


  1. you are right... even when we fret about the wet it is wet anyway...LOL

  2. Well, mud can be fun to play in at least.

  3. Love the poem, Bertie! It sure is lovely where you live.

  4. What great advice Bertie...Mama says we should print it out and put it on the refrigerator!
    Roasy, Jakey & Arty

  5. Hari Om
    BOL... oh you excelled yersel' this week, Bertie lad!!! appaws, appaws... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. BOL BOL Standing ovation Bravo
    Why fret the wet? Bertie you can give me a pep talk any day...during our wet season. Right now though I need one about beatin' the heat? KINDA like this:
    "The heat makes me feel beat
    it makes me sweat from dawn til dusk
    sometimes I smell like a musk (ox).
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. I don't know Bertie for when it rains so much and the soil becomes so soggy that trees uproot I begin to worry about the weather. A giant tree uprooted and missed my yard by one yard if it had come to the left my yard would have been under that tree.

  8. Great advice. Although, we must admit we don't like our backs getting wet. But mud, frost or wet grass is great!

  9. That was an excellent poem Bertie. Our weather can be pretty dismal around here too but we do get a proper summer.

  10. Great pep talk, Bertie. Now can you do one about the three H's here?

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Don't be beat by the heat,
      Nor fazed by the haze,
      When it's humid don't do zoomies,
      Don't be beat by the heat!

      Toodle pip!
      PS So tough to find words to rhyme with humid/humidity!

  11. Hilda is starting to learn to not fret about the wet!
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. Gail I 100% agree with your comment at YAM-Aunty today. I am a stickler for being on time and am usually 10 or more minutes early. I once told some one if I'm late and you have not heard from me call the police or EMS!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  13. That's a very good poem, Bertie - you are clever!

    Inca xx

  14. That is a wonderful poem! Ane we like the summer verse you added, because that is what we deal with here! We think the best part of being a dog is that we force our humans outside 365 days a year, no matter the weather! Which is just great!

    Kiki and Rosie