And now the Wilf the PON blog comes to an end.
A special thank you to all those who commented yesterday . The dog blog world is a place of great kindness and high civility .
Madame Bay arrives at the front door, just too late , to say goodbye to Wilf. With tears streaming down her face she informs us that she suffers from allergies . '' Very bad allergies ". We agree that the pollen count is very high this year. Madame Bay quickly leaves , too overcome by allergies to hoover .
At the cafe under the arcades the waitress bearing a half croissant asks after Wilf. When I tell her the news she too bursts into tears . Seeing her run inside a Dutch couple at a table by the window glare at me as if I'm some sort of monster .
In the afternoon one of the two lady vets stops by with some flowers and a card. On it a quote : " We are not saints but we have kept our appointment . How many people can say as much ? " . A sweet thought and a fine epitaph.
The family fellow finally sleeping next to his brother on top of the ridge. The old floor tiles from the barn laid above him. Last night a huge lightning storm. As the thunder roars and the rain pelts down ' the font ' turns to me and says " Wilfs warm and safe".
This morning a trip to the vets with a case of champagne. Without them this blog would have run a shorter course.
Now we have family and friends to see. France to explore . A trip to Maine and Nantucket next month. Then to India. A school for blind girls and a saintly woman who runs a home for stray dogs in Delhi. Maybe California in the early fall. A graduation . A full house through the summer . Then, perhaps next Spring , two more PON brothers ?
We'll carry on blogging, less frequently and on different subjects at a new blog www.thericketyoldfarmhouse.blogspot.com
And so , with thanks and best wishes to you all , farewell .