Wednesday, 7 April 2021

April snow and a walk with Rosie

I wondered, early yesterday morning, why Gail had dressed me in my Nordic snowflake sweater.

It soon became clear.
She bundled me into the car and we drove up to Hazlehead Park to meet Rosie and her owner Ian*.

We skidded a bit driving up the street as Gail had unwisely swapped over to summer tyres on her car a fortnight ago...

Rosie was wearing a plain red fleece. (Gail doesn't think Ian's skillset runs to made-to-measure hand knitted Nordic numbers...)
She looked very pretty anyway after a roll in the snow.

Rosie was the first to notice that Ian had brought along some treats.

I soon cottoned on.

Was it impolite to ask for seconds?

More snow fell as we traversed the thankfully golfer-free golf course.

But eventually the sun came out for a few moments, just long enough for one final pose.

*Ian - also known as the Oil Man - is another pandemic walking pal. Gail has known him since they shared an office over looking the River Thames in the very grand Art Deco Adelphi Building in London in 1986.


  1. your friend Rosie is super cute! we got the same weather but fortunately just some flakes what were gone super fast

  2. Snow - what fun! What a super time you had with Rosie and Oilman, Bertie - and treats too! You do look so handsome in your fabulous Nordic snowflake sweater.
    We didn't know that you changed car tyres for the summer, and thought that just happened in more northerly climes, but then you are pretty far north and much nearer Norway. My human says Gail should remember the old saying "Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out"! Maybe that should apply to car tyres too, not just her vest!

    Inca xx

  3. Lucky you to get snow in April and what fun you and Rosie had! We just love you in your red sweater, Bertie!

  4. No, it is not impolite to ask for seconds.. You and Rosie look smashing in your red sweaters.. Hope the snow melts soon and your summer tires will work better... I see Coppa says the saem thing as my hubby, never plant or take the pool cover off until after the last day of May.. that was in his former life, he has been in FLorida since 1970, but he still says it. here we can do anything at all any day of the year.

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie...April snow does not bring May flowers..OMDs what the heck Old man winter needs to be kicked to the other side of tomorrow.
    You know how much I adore you and the color red so Imagine my glee to see both and Rosie in Red too a RED letter day. I think you deserved 2nds and 3rds of treats. One must keep fuel in the body when out in the cold
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Ah, yes, spring snow; I remember from the few, delightful years we spent in New Hampshire USA. How wonderful to have long-time friends who enjoy an adventure. We had a very close friend whose father was a sculpturer who created sculptures like those on the Adelphi. Art Deco is one of my favorite architectural periods and reminds me of my hometown of San Francisco. Thank you, Bertie for the walk and the memories.

  7. Hari Om
    It really has been an arctic spring, hasn't it Bertie lad? Still, I am rather glad, as it allowed us to see you once again in that very fine made-to-measure hand knitted Nordic number! And to see Rosy, who is equally photogenic. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Bertie we are a bit jealous of your wonderful snow. We're going to have temps near 80 deg F (about 26+ deg C) tomorrow! That's more like summer weather. It will still be fun to be out in that warm weather but we prefer the colder temps.

  9. SNOW!!!!! Wish we could have joined you and Rosie for that walk. You both look pawesome in your red sweaters.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Wow! You sure got some pretty snow! We're glad you had a good time playing in it. All of our snow from last week has melted away.

  11. How wonderful you both look in your red jumpers against the white snow!!!

  12. Snow play dates are the best, especially when there is not a lot of snow.

  13. Playing in the snow is so much fun! We thought we might have snow here today, but (thankfully) it didn't!

  14. Speaking as a husky, that looks like the best walk ever!!

    Your friend Rosie