Sunday, 11 October 2009

Adventures with Gertie... far Gertie has certainly had an eventful life! She's had tonnes of scrapes, adventures, outings, and
The other evening QR and I were taking Gertrude for a walk along the river I live on. Gertie has dog mania at the moment and is totally obsessed by them. A pooch came our way...Gertie got over excited and ended up rolling into the river! Very frightening- there was a six foot drop and no way we could reach her. There was nothing else for it- Boo had to jump in. It was stenching, thick and black and you couldn't see into it at all. In I jumped (luckily avoiding being impaled on any discarded bits of metal that's regularly dumped in there) it was icy cold and you couldn't touch the bottom. Apparently Gertie completely disapppeared under...QR screamed... I managed to scramble under the water and grab hold of her and somehow throw her up onto the edge.
I was now stuck in the stenching water- there was no way I could get out because of the drop. I had to swim up stream and found an old chain to help pull myself up, passers by helped pull me out like an undignified seal!! (Very embarrassing as by now quite an audience had gathered!)
Gertie found the whole episode exhilerating...Boo on the other hand was like a drowned rat and stinking of rotten eggs!
Needless to say we are now keeping Gertrude firmly on a lead at all times anywhere near the river.
Lesson learnt!


Anonymous said...

You Brave Brave (smelly) butch!

vixen kitten said...

Gertie is one lucky pup to have you!


MakingSpace said...

I agree, Gertie is lucky. What the hell is up with your river?! That sounds DREADFUL!!! LOL Glad all ended well.

C said...

OHMYGAWD... you are so lucky you didnt lose her. you did what only a mama would do. god bless your river filled lil heart!
gerty is SO cute!



SO glad you werent impaled

Jess said...

Whew. Scary!! Glad the rescue went well...I am sure the shower after was even better!

SquirtyB said...

OMG that sounds very scary!

and gross..

Glad the outcome was good. Stay away from the river! said...

Holy crap that's scary!

Glad no one was hurt!


Jen said...

OMG! So glad you were there to save her. What an adventure lol

Camlin said...

Poor Gertie! Poor you!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Lucky pup!!!!!

MakingSpace said...
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MakingSpace said...

Boo, I follow your blog and appreciate you following mine. I just took it private. Send an email to MakingSpace(at) and I'll get you an invite to see the ongoing saga. Thanks! Hopefully I will resolve my privacy issues and can take it public again, but for the time being private it is.

Butch Boo said...

Hello Making Space

I hope all is OK and that you are well and happy. I have tried emailing but it keeps bouncing back!

Perhaps you could try emailing me instead as I would very much like access to your great blog.

Love and Peace



Butch Boo said...

Oh and thanks all. I have fully recovered! She almost ran in front of a car yesterday! So she stays permanently on her lead until she obeys orders (a bit like QR!!!)

She is being entered into a fancy dress competition today! Hope to make you smile with some pics!

Not into the dog dressing up stuff I hope you understand far to unbutch but this should be fun!!



MakingSpace said...

BB, bummer about the bounce-backs! I'm getting emails there, but it's good (bad? LOL) to know they are not all getting through. I'd love to email you an invite, but would need an email to do that... possible?

saintchick said...

OMG she is getting so big.. I still you should have named her "scrabble" lol ! :)

Krista said...

I like your blog!
Just added you to my blogroll.
Why is your river made of sludge?
Why is your puppy the cutest puppy I've ever seen?