Tuesday 15 October 2019


"Does Bertie suffer from vertigo?" Renate asked over breakfast on Sunday, and Gail replied that she didn't know, as she'd never taken me in a cable car before.

I am pleased to note that, showing great faith in my resilient and unflappable nature, Gail added,

"I think he'll be OK. Not much fazes him these days".

And so it was I got to ride in the Breitenberg Seilbahn in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday afternoon.
I'll admit that I was a bit apprehensive at first, but I was so determined not to let Gail down.

I told myself that we were in Germany, the land of Vorsprung durch Technik and all that, and after a minute or two I relaxed and, along with the humans, took great pleasure in looking out of the window and beholding the magnificent autumn Alpine landscape unfolding beneath us.

I am now more than  happy to recommend cable car travel to any of my canine friends, should you ever be offered the opportunity!

Later in the day we ventured across the nearby international border and I can now add Austria to the roster of countries I've visited.

When we arrived back home in Buchloe, Michael went downstairs to buy ice-cream sundaes for the humans. (Yes, our friends really do have an ice cream parlour on the ground floor of their apartment block. Imagine that!)

Renate and Michael have been such wonderful hosts that I am prepared to forgive them for not sharing on this occasion.


  1. Wow - that is pretty high up there, Bertie! I wonder how I would react if I were in your paws? hummmmm Who wouldn't love an ice cream shop within walking distance of home!

  2. Hari OM
    OMD Bertie lad, you were so brave!!! (It's a strange fact that this gal, who loves flying, is not so keen on "sky roads" like this. Something to do with the lack of wings or parachutes or something...) It has to be said, the veiws are definitely a compensation! As for those sundaes... 8~0
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. That looks like quite an adventure you were on Bertie. We can't believe that nobody shared any of those sundaes with you. The least they could have done was share that little cookie with you.

  4. You really are a high flyer these days Bertie!
    What, no ice cream - not even the lick of a spoon? I call that really mean.
    Maybe you should go and sit outside the ice cream parlour in protest. Surely someone will buy a handsome doggy like you a cornet!

  5. You'd know that was love from Inca, but the comments box wouldn't let me add it.

  6. OMD, you're so brave! I'm not sure if I could do that...but I'd love a chance to try!

  7. OMD x 87 million. Bertie you are for sure a K9 citizen of the World and an adventurer extraordinaire. That cable car had gorgeous views and what a lovely day.
    Oh to have an ice cream parlor a stone's throw away is my dream.
    As for where Kat, Pup and Peeps are traveling in their Wheelie house::::::: are you ready
    Kaptain Kat is in charge of the destination.
    They would love to make it to Oregon (they live in Georgia). But it all depends on Kat.
    The peeps have made that trip many times with the Labra Trio.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Don't think we'll ever experience a cable car. It's pretty flat around here and SHE has a fear of heights....but not of ice cream.

  9. Wow! Bertie you were high in the air!
    Mom can't take her eyes off of those huge ice cream sundaes!
    Mabel & Hilda

  10. HOLY COW PATTIES DUDE! That is kerazy!!! Butts it sure looked like funs! I would have left so much nose art on the glass, they wouldn't let me back in! BOL!!!
    Thanks for showin' us your FABulous vaca!!!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Wow! We don't know if we could be that brave (and mom is scared of heights anyway!) What a GREAT travel companion you are!

    Kiki and Rosie