Sunday, 5 April 2009

In my element



Where do I belong? 

No I'm not going all deep and philosophical with you today. The answer is quite simple. I'm that special breed of Scottish terrier known as a Westie and my heart is in the (west) Highlands. My spiritual home, you could say.  That's where I was, too briefly, this weekend, at Gail's cottage by Loch Torridon to be precise.

I only wish we could spend more time there, exploring the beautiful mountains and lochs, and romping around in the marvellously squelchy bogs, the perfect surface for the dog with sensitive paws. I felt fully ten years younger.

So it's a bit of a come down to be back in boring old Aberdeen, especially as Gail is shortly going away for just over a week, leaving me at home but without my valued computer assistant! 

12 comments:

Martha Basset said...

Hi Hamish
That top picture of you is just the best! You look right at home against the backdrop of the mountains!
Our two leggars plan to retire to the Isle of Skye and they are getting really old so it shouldnt be too long.
How good it would be if you could stay there all the time however we all have to come back to work!
You will miss Gail but she is bound to bring you back a present cos she will feel so guilty at leaving you.
We think it is lovely that you have your own conservatory! Our is lovely in the summer but even with heating it is cold in the winter.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Stella said...

Hello Hamish:

I love the picture of you, too, with the mountain backdrop. Its good you got the little vacation break.

We will miss you while your computer assistant is away and look forward to your return!

Kisses,
Stella

karensbrae said...

What a super picture of you with the mountains behind.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hamish, you look very handsome and distinguished in that first photo....and the second is stunning too. We'll miss you when Gail's not there to help you blog, see you soon friend :D
Slobbers xx

Penny said...

Wow Hamish,those pictures really are amazing really makes me put my paw on my heart to be soooo proud to be a westie,to see what a beautiful place we originate from.........Ah wonderful and you look amazing too,your standing proudly there breathing in that wonderful fresh air!=] But then my heart dropped when I saw your owner is going away so she wont be able to help you out Please blog us as soon as she comes back,By the way Happy Easter,(Since I might not be talking till after Easter) Missing you already, Lots of sloppy licks,Penny.

Renate & Michael said...

Greetings from Germany! And thanks for making us homesick for Wester Alligin. We will see you there in summer, I am sure. And take care of the friend who opens the fridge and fills the bowl!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Hamish, you must have been so happy to be back in your spiritual home. I'm so happy for you. If I could be so bold to suggest, perhaps we could go there together sometime? I mean, ahummm,we are sort of an item now, are we not?
I'll be missing you.
AireKisses, BabyRocketDog

My sis is SO silly."An item"??? Loved the photo of the countryside. We are anxious to get back to Bonners Ferry,Idaho where we can run free and be amoungst the trees. We'll post pictures when we get there.(Probably the begining of May).
Your Buddy, Hootie

Ludo van puppy said...

Oh, sorry Gail is going away Hamish.
That beautiful backdrop suits you perfectly and I can see why you loves it so much!
Thanks for the tips you gived on helping my paws on the stones.
~lickies, Ludo

Emma said...

I've just come across your blog whilst me and my westie (Lily) were trying to find some films with westies in them. She loved 'The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby'

Keep blogging! :)
Emma & Lily xx

Martha Basset said...

Happy Easter Hamish & Gail
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Penny said...

Hope Gail is alost home Hamish cause we're all missing you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!=[
Your dear pal,Penny.

Nika said...

Hello from Montreal, Canada. We love the photos of you and we will be following your blog, stop by ours:
www.woofdiary.blogspot.com

Monika + Parker