Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The brandy snap.





It's a bright but chilly 6 degrees this morning. Wilf and I sat out in solitary splendour under the cafes gas heater while the rest of the early morning patrons looked at us half quizically, half pityingly from inside. We might as well have had the word foreigner ( ie mad ) tattooed in large letters on our brows. At the bakers the lady behind the counter slipped Wilf half a brandy snap. Wilf gave her that look that said " I love you ".

'The font' returned yesterday afternoon. When Wilf heard the car turn into the driveway he literally leapt up and hurtled out of the front door. He seemed to cover the hundred yards to the garage in what appeared to be one single bound. I'd swear blind his feet didn't even touch the ground. Even by PON standards it was an emotional and enthusiastic reunion. He lead us into the kitchen with a purposefulness in his gait that screamed out he was happy to have " decent food again ! ".

28 comments:

  1. Nothing like a great welcome home.

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  2. I'm not familiar with "I'd swear blind".
    I think he just wanted to tell her all the good things you two have been up to!
    :)

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  3. Wow, that is one spoiled dog. Brandy snaps and he's still wanting 'decent food'!
    Please give him an extra head tousle from us today,
    Gail and Bertie.

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  4. Obviously pizza and food 'you just have to heat up', is seen as inferior!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  5. Such a warm welcome home for the lady of the house :) I bet he parked himself beside her the whole day after that.

    Very sinful stuffs at the bakers... especially the cakes on the fourth row :D

    My love to dear Wilf.

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  6. Perhaps the lady behind the counter at the bakers will give Wilf a whole brandy snap next time. With such a gorgeous face as his she surely could not resist.

    MOlly, Taffy and Monty

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  7. My husband thinks that one of the reasons the dogs are happier to see me when I get home is because I'm the one that feeds them--I'm okay with that.

    I hope you're having an enjoyable day!!

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  8. And cuddles and bisous from me. Enjoy this new day sweet boy.

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  9. The coffee profiteroles look rather scrumptious

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  10. Wilf happiness is contagious! :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

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  11. Wilf, I believe you have the most sophisticated palate of any dog I know! Of course, I'm sure the shepherd in him was also happy to have his pack reunited, too. ;)

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  12. I must agree with Houndstooth; I think Wilf really wants HIS flock all together. Happy boy.

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  13. Dogs are never very subtle when it comes to showing how much they appreciate a good cook !!

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  14. When i read the title I thought of "The Bend and Snap" from that movie Legally Blonde. yup. complete non sequiteur but hey... both make me smile!

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  15. i bet Wilf was happy to see the font just because he loves her too!

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  16. That PON welcome.
    Nothing like it in the world.

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  17. What a delightful post today!! So happy that Wilf is a happy guy today! Don't you just love it when you get a greeting like that? Bless you Wilf, keep on going!

    With love from you pals in Canada,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

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  18. I love coming home in the morning. I first see hounds resting quietly under the trees, then notice a small Beagle perhaps zooming toward the drive - the rest soon join her in a loud chorus! So, Angus, I am slowly understanding you are not the chef in the house - according to Wilf. Enjoy the dry cold. Prayers always for you all.

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  19. MMmmnnnnn... Brandy Snaps - sound delicious! And we love the street photo scenes - in fact, we love your town! ( Mom and her family are visiting for a week in a town near Arles next August - wonder if it's close to you?) Wilf; it's always so good to have the "font" back again, isn't it! Would have loved to have seen a video of your greeting!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  20. Oh boy, extra snacks! The baker lady must be the best!

    Wags!

    Mr. Nubbin'

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  21. It warms the heart to know how much he appreciates the good cooking!

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  22. I'd rather sit outside with my pup then inside without! Very nice pictures of Wilf!

    Sam

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  23. You can make me laugh with your little vignettes every day! Love the description of Wilf's "I love you" look after the brandy snap and then his reunion with the font - I really chuckled at the punch line!

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  24. Now that's a true welcoming home!

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  25. Bet you were very happeee Wilf. YummE pasteries
    Benny & Lily

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  26. We've never had a brandy snap...never even heard of one...ginger snaps, yes,....Scruffy absolutely snaps when you wipe off his paws...

    But alas, no brandy snaps here...

    Kisses, Wilf...and welcome home to the font!!

    Love, Lacie Girlie

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  27. Seems like the way to any male's ♥ is through his tummy!

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