Saturday, 25 January 2014

Burns Night

Hello folks!

So, here we are on Rabbie Burns day (Robert Burns), hoorah!

In Scotland, and all over the world, peoples, dogs, cats, etc, celebrate the Scottish poet by enjoying some yummy Scottish delicacies, no, not the deep fried Mars bar...


Woof, and if you don't know what haggis is, I truly insist you go look it up just now, or, if possible, before you eat.

But remember, before you eat your Burns supper, you have to do it the proper way:

  • Pipe in the guests (because everyone has bagpipes hidden somewhere), 
  • Chairman's welcome, 
  • Selkirk Grace, 
  • Pipe in Haggis, 
  • Address to Haggis, 
  • Toast to Haggis, 
  • and finally, 
  • nom nom nom (that's food), slurp slurp slurp (and that's whisky).

And if you don't want to faff around doing all that, it's okay to just buy a haggis pizza from the shops.

I'm ready to eat, are you?

Woof, food in here please!

Hello? Anyone? Am I not getting?

Fine then. So I can't have neeps and tatties? Well...
I'm sure Jimmy'll share some of his haggis, won't you Jimmy?

Jimmy? Jimmy?! I know you're knitted,
but you could still do with a hearing aid...
Hope you have a smashing Burn's night, if you're doing the whole Supper thing, or even if you're just having a cosy time with your haggis pizza and deep-fried mars bar!

Pippa :) wuf wuf


  1. Oh haggis is just the best isn't it Pippa! Such great ingredients. And I do like that 'Twa Dogs' poem by Burns.
    Toodle pip!

  2. Hari OM
    OOOHHHH firstly - happy 2014 Pippa (and Eve!)... don't think I said that properly last time. Secondly, Pippa, I do hope you have your share of the haggis by now!! I have vegetarian haggis - but silly old gal forgot to buy the neep so pumpkin instead. Close. But no bagpipe.

    Hoots, jings, and up yer sporran. Hae a gran' nicht!! Slainte, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Have a lovely Burns night. I go down to Allow in Ayr to see all the places where he lived.

  4. OMD! We missed it! It' the 26th here (Australia Day). We've never had haggis--would you believe. But SHE has. SHE's been to a Burns Night and said the haggis wasn't too bad. You have a great time...and don't let the peeps say 'that's not good for dogs'. They use that excuse ALL the time.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. We'll have the neeps and tatties and you can have the haggis. Can you really get haggis pizza? Happy Robbie Burns Day!

  6. Gosh she clean forgot and we wondered why someone was collecting haggis from the butcher. She must get the sack as she forgot squirrel appreciation day too. Have a great Burns night and have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Pippa my mom loves bagpipes. Our friend Sweet William the Scot(tie) Pup has them playing in the back ground. I think it is call the the Hymn of the Carols. Mom retired from N. C. State University
    the band also had a bagpipe section. She loved watching them march and play at special events.
    Enjoy Burns day and the yummy meal.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. OK, you can have the stomach parts we will have the fillin, and I got my Bagpipes a going, from a house full of Scots to you, Have a most enjoyable Robbie Burns Day

    The Mad Scots & Scot Peeps

  9. I saw a haggis once - that was enough to turn the stomach :) Have a great robbie burns day

  10. Hope your Burn's night was wonderful. Can you play the pipes? We love the pipes!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. I love spending the day with you!! Always soooo much fun! And good stuffs to eat!

    I am so happy to celelbrate with you in Scotland!!

  12. Hope you enjoyed Burne's Night and didn't have too many wee drams :)
    We love your Jimmy!
    Dip and Elliot x

  13. Sounds like you had a pawsome Burnes Night.


  14. Hmmm, YUM! Whats a marvel!
    Hopes you got somes HAGGIS and other things in the ends. I'm sures you earned it anyways!
    Big wet kisses,
    Enid xx

  15. Yummers!! if it's foodables it sounds good to me!! BOL
    I sure hopes you got SOMETHIN' with that adorable face Pippa!!
    I hopes you had a FABulous Burns Night!!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Haggis, Neeps, Tatties, and Whiskey. Sounds like a great way to celebrate. Now, to find the nearest place around here that has haggis might be a bit tough.

  17. Even though I'm Scottish, I have no idea what a neep is. I think it sounds cute. I hope you had a very tasty day, Pippa!

  18. I am of Scottish descent and I love tatties and whisky. However, I have no idea what a neep is...and I do know what haggis is (and I am not sure I would like it). That said, I hope your Burn's Supper was fabulous, Pippa.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  19. I has very fond memories of haggis Pippa! The first hol-ee-day I went on with Mum and TND we stayed in a lovely Scottish hotel and TND gived me some of his haggis every morning! Ah, heaven. I do hope you did get even a little bit after all!!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  20. I have seen Haggis made and eaten on TV, I think it is an acquired taste! But I bet you have a taste for it!

  21. My mom says "NO" to Haggis, but I would like to try some!


  22. Mommy says heavy on the Mars bar and skip the haggis. I would try it though.

    Loveys Sasha


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