Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Mischief undimmed .
Life with an old blind diabetic dog is rather like life with a toddler . Rule #1 : Wherever you go he goes . Rule #2 : Always remember to allow an hour and a half between pitstops .
We've now got into a routine where every afternoon , when its not raining, thirty minutes is set aside to take Wilf somewhere new and different for a walk . Although he can't see anything the opportunity to discover fresh scents and smells keeps him busy and his mind occupied . Yesterday he was lifted into the back of the car and driven five hundred yards to the old farmers vineyard . For a full forty five minutes he wandered down the rows of vines head down , remaining nostril working overtime . The onset of selective deafness when called to get back in the car . It's good to see him like this . Aches and pains forgotten , mischief in play again . Finally home he settled down on my gardening shoes and slept , immovable , for an hour . Happy exhaustion.
Into the local market town with Wilf and ' the font ' to do some shopping . In the small kitchen store a display of rather stylish etched glass bowls. . The owner of the store seemed surprised , and then disbelieving, when the ' font ' points out they were made in England by the Emma Bridgewater company . Style and English apparently incompatible .