Sunday 6 June 2021

A very special trip

So Gail gave me a little pep talk when we stopped for elevenses in Dunkeld, en route to Dunoon last week. 

"Now Bertie, I understand how all is not well with your bladder, and it's not your fault that you have been having occasional 'accidents' inside our house recently, but please could you try extra specially hard to wait until you are outdoors while we are staying with YAM-Aunty this week? And if you could also try to avoid any night-time disturbances, that would be a bonus! I know our dear friend has most kindly said that it's not a problem at all and she wants to see you anyway, but I hope you'll do your best and not let me down.."

Well you know what? As soon as we'd arrived at YAM-Aunty's house I was overcome by the atmosphere of warmth and love, and a wave of well-being washed over me (and Gail I think). 

Between gentle strolls along the shore I curled up on the sofa in a state of blissful contentment while Gail and YAM-Aunty chattered away, ate good food, and watched the tennis on TV.

It couldn't have been a nicer two days, and I am happy to report that I did not in any way let Gail down.

On behalf of Gail and myself, I want to give a huge Thank You to YAM-Aunty for her generous hospitality. Spending time with friends in person is the Best!


  1. What a fun trip for you and Gail, Bertie! We had to look extra hard to find you in the pile of stuffies☺

  2. Hari OM
    Oh Bertie lad, having you and Gail here in the furs was the best thing to happen this year so far!!! It was an absolute joy to host you both; imagine discovering at this age that you liked to chomp on celery?! And I just don't know what Gail was fretting about - you were the very model of decorum! You will see my take on it in a couple of days... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. this post makes me feel so good and happy and i can't stop smiling. I am so glad the three of you had such a wonderful visit . I did the same as Molly, had to look a while to find you.

  4. Bertie you are an Olympic visitor I give you a 10+++++. YAM Aunty gives the bestest hugs and has the brightest smile, so I know the feeling of well-being that you and Gail experienced. It appears the weather cooperated and a good out of doors time was had by all. YAM made sure you had lots of company on the couch too.
    Sending standing ovations for this most anticipated visit after FUREVER of not going anywhere
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. OMDs just read YAM's comment, Bertie do please explain why you like celery? I like it fine in recipes but never NO never in the raw.
    Amazing the new things we try when on visits
    Hugs C

  6. It sounds like you and Gail had a wonderful time visiting Yam. We knew you wouldn't let Gail down either.

  7. Your visit sounds more than delightful. A warm, lovely time together is to be treasured.

  8. We're so glad you had a nice visit.

  9. Bertie we are so glad that you and Gail had a wonderful time with YAM-aunty. What lucky boy, and how good you were too, it looked as though even the weather was kind to you.
    What fun to be able to curl up amongst all those beautiful stuffies.
    Now my human is going to read me YAM-auntie's blog - we're intrigued about the celery!!

    Inca xx

  10. Oh, Bertie, you are such a lucky boy to get to visit Aunty Yam. We bet she and Gail had a marvelous time together, and you were a model pup.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Hi friend, Ojo here! Hurray for time with YAM-aunty!

  12. How wonderful for all involved that you had a nice and lovely visit! You are the best house guest pup!

    Rosie and Redford

  13. Hooray for you and hooray for Yam Aunty! Sounds wonderful. So happy you can visit in person again.

  14. Bertie! We saw your visit with Anutie Yam on her blog and immediately rushed over here to see you guys! We are so glad that you had a terrific visit now that covid is loosening its grip. And we are glad you had no accidents!

  15. How wonderful to be able to visit Yam-Aunty in the furs again!