"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bell's whisky

There is an interesting advert on TV at the moment for Bell's whisky involving teaching a dog to play the bagpipes.
"See that, Paddy?" I said to the small brown canine lying on his cushion near the television. "How about you having a go at that?"
No reaction.
"After all," I continued, "You are half Border Terrier, so your ancestors are from the area near Scotland.. It should be in your genes, boy!"
Still no reaction. He's not even looking at the advert!
Seems we still have a long way to go with this training lark...


Yorkshire Pudding said...

Previous pictures suggest that Paddy is exactly the right size to be made into a set of bagpipes. You'd blow through the tail and make tunes via the fingerholes on one of his front legs. That'd teach him for chasing cats!

Jennyta said...

Very inventive, YP. Much more so than Keith's dark mutterings about 'roast brown dog' for Christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine Paddy's total indifference to your suggestion! Flighty xx

Jennyta said...

Spot on, Flighty! :)


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