Sunday 13 October 2019

I knew it all along.....

Friends, before I tell you more about my holiday in Germany, there's something I want to get off my chest.

Now please don't think I'm being ungrateful when I remind you that I am not always allowed to accompany Gail on her ventures abroad.

Far too often in fact, I am abandoned in favour of her bicycle, and when I suggest it might be possible to adapt her bike so I could come along too, I get a curt response along the lines of:

"Oh don't be ridiculous Bertie, that is not a practical suggestion at all."

Well I would like to introduce you to Elvis, whom I met yesterday morning in the historic town of Landsberg am Lech.

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. Elvis is a fox terrier, and could even be my twin.

And very comfortable he is looking too in his eminently practical two wheeled pedal transport.

So now that we are all agreed that there are no longer credible reasons for leaving me behind on ANY future vacations, I'm happy to tell you all about what a fine time I'm having with Michael and Renate in Bavaria.

The sun has been shining, and there are lots of lovely places - old towns, lakes, parks, forests - to explore hereabouts. 

The local restaurants are dog friendly, and back at their apartment Renate and Michael are generous with both treats and sofa space.

In fact, I feel so comfortable here (and with all the horrid Brexit goings on back home), I am seriously considering applying for pawlitical asylum.


  1. Yes, we definitely see Gail riding up steep mountain tracks with you reclining in that modified bike! You even have enough room for snacks. We must comment on your lovely hosts, as well.

  2. Hari OM
    My first thought on seeing that cycle arrangement is how commodious it is and room for carrying picnics!!!

    You are certainly looking most comfortable, Bertie lad, and I am certain that this helps Gail to feel equally so. I don't blame you for thinking of fleeing this sinking ship. And foul weather.
    Hope you have enjoyed the rugby so far this morning... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie Dear,
    Gail surely regrets that you spotted Elvis, the WFT, riding in style, to which you should also ride, on a BIKE!! Jumpin' Catfish I think she should buy one of those contraptions. Wonder how easily the break down for transport on airOplanes? Michael and Renate live in a very lovely location and are most delightful hosts! I love the photos of you walking and sitting in deep thought by the lake.
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. We definitely think Gail needs to buy one of those bikes. It sure looks like you are having a lovely time on your vacation.

  5. Those bikes look like a lot of fun. Elvis really could be your twin. We hope you had some good fun together. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a fun day.
    World of Animals

  6. If the wicked witch of the west can ride with Toto in a basket than so can your mom.

  7. That is one cool ride that Elvis has! You look like you're pretty well spoiled with Michael and Renate, Bertie.

  8. Bertie, I think that contraption might need a motor if it is to be used away from purely flat areas.

  9. Wow! That bike looks crazy! It looks like it would be hard to keep one's balance, but we think Gail could learn, right??

    Kiki and Rosie