Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lamb Biryani.

15 days since we had the results of the scan and the old fellow is still happily playing away, eating voraciously and barking heartily at the post lady. Perhaps his movements are a little slower each day but he's pain free and enjoying life. Digby, Wilfs little brother, passed away so quickly with piroplasmosis that we never had a chance to spoil him. We wanted to give him special meals and treats but his appetite just disappeared overnight. With Wilf its different. He now gets a small taster of whatever it is we're having to eat mixed in with his kibbles. This meets with an inordinately high degree of canine approval. Last night it was Lamb Biryani and a post dinner look from Wilf that said 'this is what lifes all about ! '.

In the window of an art store a nineteenth century etching of a puppy. The title roughly translated - ' Don't bother me '. Somehow the artist has managed to get the puppy look of defiance just right.


  1. Lamb biryani? wow! Dom would surely like some of that. I am glad he's pain free. Spoil him.. do spoil him a lot. My love to Wilfee.

  2. Oh my. We had lamb biryani on Saturday. If only we had known, we would have dedicated our meal to Wilf!!

    I get so happy when I come here and see a good report. I hope it continues for a good long time!

  3. Lamb biryani.. how delicious. Next time the folks have an Indian why not try the Nan bread,I just can't get enough of it!!!!
    How does your Mum keep your lovely, sweet face so clean?
    I am such a naughty boy when I see the face cloth!
    Loving the photo of sheer culinary delight on that gorgeous face of yours.
    Sweet Wilf, enjoy your days packed full of simple pleasures.

  4. It's lovely to be able to spoil your pet. Seems like Wilf is lapping it up.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. we are hoping you are now the proud owner of the etching ... how special ... we are lovn wilf's defiance something we should all embrace the pleasure of ignorance... go wilf keep playing hard! loves and licks xxxx

  6. Day 15 ! You rock sweet boy, go on playing, barking, eating croissants and everything you like ! Cuddles to you beloved Wilf.

  7. Spoiling - dogs and people -that's what life is all about. Enjoy it while you can.

  8. We prefer to think of it as giving him some extra love - just keep on spoiling him in any way you can. 15days - that is wonderful.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Happy 15th Day of Grace, Wilf! The lamb biryani sounds really good. Way to go! We are celebrate with you with crossed paws. We also send you our cuddles.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  10. Lamb Biryani? Wilf, you eat better than I do!

    I love his hairdo today!

  11. I'm so happy that you have time to shower Wilf with love, treats, and fancy meals. Lamb Biryani - wow. My dogs' tummies would not be able to handle that but they don't have the experience that Wilf does.

    I agree about the etching. The eyes are absolutely perfect. I've seen that look in R's eyes many many times.

  12. I would love lamb briyani..in fact i would have some tbis evening. Living in Saudi Arabia has its advantages too, melting pot of many cultures.

    Be strong for Wilf and spoil him! make each day last long..following ur adventures gives me a sense of urgency too...so much to do so little time..


  13. Hey there Mongoose,
    Day 13! Each one celebratory! Precious moments!
    Sending lotsaluv

  14. Stealing away a few minutes at work to check on you;
    15 days...Mirabile Dictu!
    Goes to show that, indeed, we know "neither the time nor the day"
    You keep on going strong Wilfee; you are in our thoughts always.

    I think I may cook Lamb Biryani for dinner and BB will get a taste.
    Isabelle, the Maman.

  15. I regret that we never saw Edward as a puppy. We adopted him when he was almost one. I look at PON puppy photographs and see what he might have looked like. Off course, as you well know, these guys never quite lose their puppyhoods.

    I am so happy that Wilf is relishing these days. May they keep coming!

  16. My arthritis has flared up, can I come eat at your house. I have not had decent lamb since I left France in 1970.

  17. i hope you have much more time to spoil wilf!
    his crazy hair in picture 2 is hilarious. :)

    the booker man and asa's mama

  18. Wilf is amazing! :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  19. so glad wilf is enjying his varied diet...food sounds good with you!!...
    re that sketch..the dog is 'turps'..i have him on my wall too!! xx

  20. Hello Angus! I'm catching up on your blog and am so glad to read that Wilf is continuing to enjoy life, and part of your meals too!!

  21. Wilf - it is so nice to read that at day 15 you are enjoying each precious day and interesting meal with gusto!


  22. What a wonderful gourmet meal for Wilf! It sure sounds like he enjoyed it (I would enjoy it!). I am glad you are getting to spoil Wilf - the old print sounds cute; the translation/title is perfectly wonderful!
    Sammie and Avalon

  23. Wilf, you are one lucky dog! Lamb briyani... yum!


  24. So happee for you Wilf. Bet you get all the spoiling. You are the cutest kid!! Love the painting
    Benny & Lily

  25. All sounds dogalicious Wilf, may you get a million more meals and treats and a whole box of jaffa cakes. In one sitting. Wiry love Eric

  26. I always breathe a sigh of relief each day I visit and Wilf is still with us. I'm so glad you have this opportunity to spoil him.

    I love that drawing and the name of it fits perfectly!

  27. Having never seen a PON puppy, I thought the puppy picture was Wilf! He seems to have his own defiance of medical prognosis. Rock on, Wilfee! and eat, enjoy, be merry...

  28. Got just a moment on the computer(remember we have no internet here yet) Am so glad Wilf is being properly spoiled!!!! Miracles do happen. You are seeing one methinks. I would love to be able to hug the wilf, give him a scritch! though you may not hear from us often, we are holding Wilf and all of y'all in our hearts. Party on dude! Enjoy each moment-as we should whether we think we are leaving or not, hu?
    God Bless You

  29. Had the luxury of reading your last 6 posts. I have 2 old dogs. what we seem to take for granted is the joy of each day with them no matter what their age. sadly some live very short lives. Just makes one realize none of us or our dogs are guaranteed any time but this moment. Old dogs. They have been teaching us all their lives, and speed up those lessons when they become older. It is really quite amazing. T
    Through the blogoshphere we all learn from others. Such as 2 PONS brothers in France.
    Thank heaven for our dogs.
    Hugs from Texas

  30. we're happy that Wilf is happy and being indulged. every dog deserves that, especially Wilf and especially now. vets aren't always right you know....

  31. Enjoy each moment. Just as you are. Just as we all should.
    You are a great example....

    Jake and Fergi