Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Bertie's Christmas Message

If “bumpy” best describes your year,
Like the Queen's, and you wish things were merrier,
Here’s a message of hope and good cheer
From your favourite wire-haired fox terrier…

What do I do when I see a bump?
Do I halt in my tracks? No, no, no! 
I bounce and I skip and I jump,
And joyfully onwards I go! 

If your road this year has been smooth,
Then pause and give thanks, you are blessed.
To ALL friends, Happy Christmas to you,
And I wish you peace, love, and the rest.


  1. Yay Bertie, great poem. If last year was bumpy, you may have to put on your seatbelt. We think next year might be bumpier! But forget all that, and have a very Merry Christmas with lots of treats!

  2. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, you brought a smile this sunny morn
    to a heart that has been a little bit worn
    Nothing beats a bit of dog-fun and cheer
    so I send you good wishes and on to next year!!!
    Hugs and wags, and Much Love to you and Gail, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. A very Happy Christmas to you and Gail.
    Thank you, Bertie, that's lovely sentiment.
    Human and I (or should that be me?) are just back from a quick walk in gorgeous sunshine - and it's warm!
    My human is starting to get ready for her Christmas lunch with friends, and I shall have to stay and hold the fort (sigh). However I have been assured that there will be treats on hand to help me while away the hours until she returns.

    Inca xx

    1. Hi Inca
      Apparently I too am shortly to be abandoned when Gail goes to lunch with friends. Sigh...
      Enjoy your treats.
      Toodle pip!

  4. Love your message, Bertie. Merry Christmas to you and Gail!

  5. Bertie my handsome and wise WFT...what a lovely message for this Christmas Day.
    I do hope Gail has returned from her Christmas Dinner with friends and she brought you something yummy
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Merry Christmas Bertie and Gail. Wishing you both all the best for 2020, as Bertie bounces, skips and jumps into the next decade!

  7. Merry Christmas Gail and Bertie. We loved your poem too.

  8. Joyeux Noël Bertie & Gail.
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. Very inspirational. You should be Prime Minister.

  10. Happy Christmas Bertie and Gail. Great poem! Thanks for the lovely views of Torridon over the year. Great to be reminded of some of our favourite places. Clare & Daniel (sorry - we're both humans!)

    1. Hi Clare and Daniel, and thanks for your comment, we love to hear from humans too!

  11. What a inspirational post today Bertie! We hope you and Gail had a very Merry Christmas and here's to a powering over any bumps in 2020!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. Wishing you both all the best for a smooth 2020. May it be the start of less roaring (Lady says the politicians of the world roar too much).

  13. Bertie-
    That is very sound terrier advice. Everybody and every doggy encounters a few bumps along the road of life! May your year ahead be smooth sailing and free of major bumps!!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  14. I agree with my pal Wyatt, very sound terrierist advice. You knows we terrier's gots the bestest jumpin' leggies in all of Dogdom! BOL!!
    I hopes the New Year has very few bumps and lots of smooth roads with lots of purty scenery....and maybe some stinky stuffs to roll in...
    Ruby ♥

  15. We hope you had a lovely holiday! We have been happy to tag along virtually on some of your beautiful walks and hope to see more in the new year!

    Kiki and Rosie