Sunday, August 28, 2011

An earthly paradise.




The air crisp and fresh . A bright, cheerful, post-thunderstorm morning . After our pre-breakfast coffee and bowl of water at the cafe , it's off to the valley for an early morning saunter . We park by the old roman mile marker. A dozen eagles flying overhead .Who ever knew they flew in flocks? Wilf sprints past the field of recently pregnant cows in pursuit of a particularly intriguing scent . The young calves look suspiciously at him as he ploughs, head down like a little lost polar bear , along the grass verges .

Just beyond the old farmers jerry rigged ' tractor / irrigation device' , Wilf stops , settles down on the tarmac , turns over on his back and immediately falls into a deep, innocent, sleep . Worn out by his early morning adventure . He lies there quite immovable and quite unperturbed , all four paws pointing skywards . Nothing is going to make him get up .

Quickly back the sixty or so metres to fetch the car . As he's lifted onto his blanket he gives me an unconvincing " Honest . I wasn't really asleep just guarding with my eyes shut " look . Time for a laugh and a hair tousle . At this stage of the journey old dogs know beyond any doubt that ' in paradise everyone naps ' .

14 comments:

  1. Only those with a clear mind can fall asleep so quickly!

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  2. It's 1:30 in the morning and we're awake because the hurricane is blowing past. I had to chuckle at Wilf's pictures and his ability to sleep anywhere he pleases. I'm hoping our 'peaceable kingdom' will return we'll be able to get some rest too!

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  3. Can't believe that there was no traffic! Great pictures of the little guy, having his nap.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Kendra & Bella

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  4. Most gorgeous little Wilf - love from Southern Italy from Susanne, dAisy and Foxiie

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  5. Only a truly happy, content dog is relaxed enough to sleep on his back.

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  6. Lovely photos of a happy dog ! Thanks for sharing Angus.
    Have a peaceful Sunday. Amitiés to you and bisous to my beloved Wilfee.

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  7. I'm giggling over how relaxed he is there! In my Paradise, everyone will nap, too. Lilac naps so hard sometimes we kneel down to see if she's still breathing. She would have been quite indignant to be lifted into the car, I can tell you that!

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  8. So, I'm guessing that it's not a busy road then Angus! Bless him, you know what it's like when you're tired don't you...you just have to have 40 winks. Have a lovely day. Sue x x

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  9. Ah, Wilf!! Life is good. In your honor, we're going down to the new bakery in our neighborhood for a croissant! I'll give Gizmo the end :-)

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  10. Oh that Wilf! So cute.
    B

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  11. The photos are priceless and the story is even more so. I'm so glad that Wilf is in paradise with a guardian like you.

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  12. I'm glad Wilf didn't get run over! I'm guessing that road isn't used much or that cars swerved to miss him.

    Must be nice to be able to relax like that, no matter where you are.

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