Just Another Thursday for Gertrude

Tipsy on white wine spritzers, Gertrude’s Bridge Club take advantage of her narcolepsy…and inadvertently tell sorority sisters everywhere to talk to a well-manicured hand.

That’s a good dog, Pascal and Isabella I.



  1. Strawberry says:

    How cute!

  2. Hon Glad says:

    ” I’m just resting my eyes dear. “

  3. Venerable Bead says:

    I used to do this all the time to our Westie when I was younger. Looks like Gert takes it much better than our Maggie did.

  4. Is that a Wheatie?

  5. Rachael says:

    What the heck is that dog wearing??? 😀 😀 😀

    Gertrude must be one sweet dog to allow that. 🙂

  6. That looks like the kind mettal toy pram I used to have as a kid, I don’t think they make those anymore.

    And just what did they give that dog to make THAT mellow?
    Whatever it is I WANT SOME!

    Whent back and looked at photo, the wittle hat kills me!!

  7. chanpon says:

    Footies! By why aren’t the front pawsies tucked into the mittens too?

  8. Melissa says:

    I’m sure that lasted about all of three seconds. Just long enough to get the shot.


  9. Check out the linked website!! Apparently, Bella loves wearing outfits! High stylin’!

  10. sunnymum says:

    Bella’s website just restored my faith in freaking humanity. Thank you thank you thank you thank you to all you people who love, cherish, adore, respect, save, protect, and provide homes for the animals!!!

  11. I believe Mr. Winkle has been out-Winkled.

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    I love Bella! I might have to try saving this photo for my “sleep” setting on the ‘puter’.

  13. Hehe…my coworker and I were wondering how the owner got their Westie to stay still! Her dog/our office dog is a Westie and she is craaaaaaazy! 😀

  14. What a darling dog and a fantastic website they have for her!

  15. WESTIE! Oh how beautiful.

  16. omg that hat is so freaking fab

  17. i have a westie. he would bite me, the pram, the hat and anything else he could get his teeth on if i tried to put him in footie pajamas.

    le sigh

  18. They say dogs have no dignity; I think they just love us enough to put up with anything (relatively harmless) that makes their hooman happy.

    gotta go hug my pup. Just because.

  19. Michelle says:

    Definitely check out the web site – lots of cute photos. What a sweet little doggie!

  20. I thought the picture was cute until I saw the website… I feel bad for the dog, as it is not good for dogs to wear human clothes. It tends to overheat them when they are walking around. 😦 Plus, the owner seemed like a really lonely single mom 😦 😦 😦

  21. emmberrann says:

    I showed this pic to Picky, he gave me the old “are you f’real, lady?” look. Oh, well…

  22. Sandy- if you looked closer at the website, you would see that Bella is a respected and loved member of a happy family of five.
    The clothes are only for the photo and she sits happily for them.

  23. Mrs. Catlabash says:

    @Sandy, LOL! Totally off the mark on this one.

    As it happens, Bella is just the youngest, and apparently the most-easily-duped-into-being-dressed-up, member of the most statistically-average family you could ask for. The people part of the family include a Mom (Isabella) and Dad (Pascal) and two kids, a boy and girl, with Bella the Westie bringing up the rear. There’s a grandma, too, who comes in occasionally to spoil them all some more.

    When I first saw the footie PJ’s, I’ll admit I had a twinge of why-would-someone-do-that, too. But the blog’s happiness is infectious, and there’s no way Bella would cooperate for so many different ensembles if she wasn’t loving it. Maybe they’ve been dressing her since she was a puplet, or maybe they just shower her with so much love that she adores them right back with equal enthusiasm. But one thing’s for sure, there’s nothing but happy family vibes coming off that page.

  24. That blog is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. And so is the pup.

    I’ve wanted to start a blog for my dog in the past, but Sandy here is one of the reasons why I won’t. I don’t have the patience for “nuffers” questioning whether my dog has a good home or not just because I snap some photos of him or put a hat on his head, for crying out loud.

    Keep up the good work, Bella’s owners!

  25. ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    I have a westie and I couldn’t imagine her not only dressing up like that but, sitting in the chair and falling asleep..LOL

  26. Westiedeb says:

    Sandy, woah now ease up!! Let’s not over think this.. Eh? This family is a good westie loving family.. Look at the link they have & the book.. Peace my Girl..

  27. ADORABLE!!!! 🙂
    I loved the other photos of her dressed up at the link…too cute!! 🙂
    I have a Westie and she would not tolerate all of that…LOL

  28. tg, every since we started Bella’s blog, the response has been overwhemingly positive and it has brought us so much joy and friendship. There are many dog blogs, have a look at the list on Bella’s blog. There is a lot of sharing, caring and praying, it is heart warming. So if you ever change your mind, let Bella know and she’ll be your first follower !
    Love from Bella and thank you for all your lovely comments !