Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sturdy construction.









A quiet Sunday morning in deepest France Profonde. Just the croaking of the frogs in the pond and a chorus of zoological noises rumbling out of Wilfs latest toy . Four days now and the infernal thing is still working . A testament to the sturdiness of its construction and the asocial credentials of its presumably deaf designer . The villagers look out of their windows to see a man in a fishing hat slowly walking along with a white fluffy dog enthusiastically swinging a rugby sock from its mouth . ' Les Anglais '. Dog and owner settle down on the bench in front of the church to the sound of a gorilla, a parrot and a pig. Wilfs attitude to blindness and lifes other imponderables : " A smooth sea never made a skilful mariner " .


16 comments:

  1. i wish for blissful times in turbulent periods..

    Stormy..

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  2. But Wilf loves it so. You may have to invest in ear plugs.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  3. Happy Sunday Wilfee ! Don't care about what french people in France profonde would think about the zoological noises from your new toy, enjoy it, and "c'est tout" !
    Lots of bisous for you my sweet, and amitiés to you, Angus, and the Font.

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  4. Just love the picture of Wilfie with the sock and Ongoose walking down the lane... thanks for sharing - please make short film and put it in You Tube!!!! Wishing you a lovely zoological day in Southern France Susanne Daisy and Foxiie ( we only hear birds and morning fire work salutes!!)

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  5. Is some local natural history buff this moment penning a missive to 'Le Monde' describing hearing the first gorilla of Summer....

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  6. What a comical picture you paint!

    x (for Wilf!)

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  7. I hadn't thought about hearing Wilf's new favorite toy over and over again--I suppose it's a bit like an song or a jingle that you can't get out of your head, or fingernails on a chalkboard!

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  8. Sounds like perfection on every level. DBH

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  9. Thus my comment yesterday. Knowing just how long my husband and I can listen to an enthusiastic squeaking when JH falls in love with a new toy, we were wondering just when even you kind and patient folks would say ENOUGH!!! Or at least beg for a moments respite!

    It's all good!!!

    xxx Joan

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  10. Thanks for the smile...love the verbal picture you painted! As always, keeping Wilf in our prayers.From N.CA

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  11. I can just picture the two of you walking along together now! It must be quite the scene the two of you cut. Does it have a hiding spot at night so you and "the font" can get some sleep?

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  12. Profound quote, Wilf. Prayers for maintaining an even strain in listening to the zoo, Angus :). Man, do I have worms for your fishing in my yard after the flood (it has receded!).

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  13. When I read your post yesterday , I found it to very touching. The care that was taken in selecting the toy and how it was made possible for him to carry without breaking. Such a simple act that showed so much compassion and love. What an amazing family.
    I bet it feels so good to see him happy. It does for us.

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  14. isn't it great how dog's don't care what people think of them?

    the frog pond is glorious.

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