Monday 26 August 2019

One has one's standards...

So Gail came back from her Sunday morning bicycle ride and announced that she was now ready to take me for a walk.
About time too, I thought.

But then I noticed the state of her calf and pointedly waited until she had cleaned herself up.

One has one's standards you know.

(Fellow pups, does your owner spend more time grooming you than they spend grooming themselves? No? Just me then!)

When Gail had finally made herself presentable, we drove 15 miles up the coast the Forvie Sands Nature Reserve. I'm so pleased to report that the weather in NE Scotland has taken a turn for the better. On arriving at the entrance to the reserve, we spotted a new sign, thoughtfully placed at dog height and which, being a Good Dog (mostly), I was happy to obey.

You can't beat an empty Scottish beach on a fine (~21ºC/70ºF) summer Sunday afternoon! 


  1. ooh Bertie what a super place for a walk!!!! and we love that the sign was readable for pups and not only for humans... 10 paws for such a good idea

  2. Fabulous place to run! We must say that our winter temp during the day, is higher. BOL! But we don't have such a lovely beach.

  3. Hari OM
    And this is a typical exmample of the YAMster leaving the North to come South for sunshine (which is definitely here at 30'C), but missing out the blooming thing up there!!! Well done on insisting on standards, Berie lad. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. You look so happy on the beach, Bertie! Happy International Dog Day!

  5. Humans Bertie...they can be so embarrassing at times. Geeeez good thing Gail has you!!
    I love that sign toward the the most gorgeous beach for a lovely sunny romp.
    Gail...alas my quilting has come to a stand still. I order my next project from a local quilting store. Waiting for the arrival.
    We'll be on vacation next week so that is ok.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. What nice people, to put the sign where you can read it!

  7. Wow1 That looks like a super fun outing at the ocean! What a lovely day you had...and Gail certainly does like to stay super active, to your benefit!

    Kiki and Rosie

  8. Bertie, you had a wonderful looking time on the beach on such a beautiful day. We wish we were near a beach to relax. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  9. Bertie, at least you didn't get blamed for the mud on her leg:) You look so very happy on your beach!!! Have a great week - hope the good weather continues.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. It sure looks like a perfect day at the beach Bertie.

  11. How nice to have nice weather and get a good run on the beach!!
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. It looks like you had the beach to yourself which is awesome.