Thursday, 5 December 2019

Quiz Night in Ferryhill!

Gosh I am so excited to tell you about how I took part in my first ever Quiz Night at our local pub, the Inn at the Park, on Tuesday evening.

You won't be surprised to learn that I contributed massively to our team's winning score - mostly by means of my 'interactions' with team-mate Scruffy the Malteser and other dogs present - these distracted the humans and prevented them having time to 'over-think' the answers.

I'll admit it was a bit disappointing that, despite having two dogs on our team, we failed to answer correctly a question involving Ronnie Barker. And surely, the humans (Kirsty, Lupin, Iain and Gail) should have realised that the last UK Prime Minister to be born and raised in Scotland, prior to Gordon Brown, was Tony Blair, shouldn't they? I mean, Gail even met him once*. And who ever has heard of Sir Alec Douglas Home anyway?

Gail shocked me (and perhaps herself) by knowing that the always obnoxious Katie Hopkins first came to public notice on 'The Apprentice', but I'm relieved to tell you she signally failed on all the other questions in the Reality TV round.

All in all it was a super evening, even though little Scruffy was apparently a bit intimidated by my presence (see him there hiding under the table).

The Schnauzer attached to the adjacent team seemed a nice enough chap, and in the end I felt a bit sorry for him, having to put up with humans who weren't aware that Algeria is the African country with the biggest land area, and who didn't score a perfect ten in the spelling round...

*At a party in Hackney c.1985.


  1. Oh bertie, we love such quiz events...and thanks that you informed the mama about the answers to that questions, now she is prepared right?

  2. Can't believe you missed the Barker question! Looks like a great evening's event! Hope some of the snack foods fell onto the floor...

  3. My goodness Bertie, you do get around to some interesting places! A Pub Quiz night no less. It sounds as though your humans just didn't listen to you when you knew the right answers!We don't have many pubs here but the hotel not far away has Quiz nights in English, but we've never been to one - yet. Not sure they will have doggies there - not even me!


  4. Hari OM
    Oh, I do enjoy a good quiz - though my efforts of late have been limited to sharing reruns of Pointless with a sleep father... I never remember the answers, even if I know I've seen the folk before!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. It sounds like you had a fun time at the pub. We are a bit jealous that we aren't allowed in such places.

  6. Bertie what fun fun fun to have an establishment that allows the Furries to part-take in fun and gaiety with their humans. In Raleigh Furries can only hang out in the out of doors and this time of year night time gets a tad chilly. Scruffy was in awe of your Bouncing Personality I'm sure.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. What a fun way to spend the evening. Thank goodness Gail brought you along to help out!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  8. What a fun night that must have been for the peeps and the pups!!! We don't think they do fun things like that at our pubs. But heck, we have never been to a pub, so what do we know???

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. We would love to live where you live. Some beautiful and very dog friendly.

  10. What a wonderful time you had and we are sure you were a great help to the team!!
    Mabel & Hilda

  11. OMD, what a FABulous time Bertie!!!! Certainly, Gail's team couldn't have won without you and your furiends! Good job! I would love to go to the Pub with you! YOu thinks they would mind a 60lb, hyper Airedale??? BOL!
    Ruby ♥

    1. Ruby, you would be a grrrreat addition to the team. I'll send you an invite. And yours is a margarita, right?

  12. Dear Bertie,

    I wish Dogs could go to things like this here in Canada. I'm sure I'd help my person very much! I can name every kind of squirrel and bunny that lives locally, and I can also identify just about anything by smell!


  13. What a crazy night out you had! Your Gail is great to take you along for such fun!

    Kiki and Rosie