Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sleep, sleep and more sleep.

A quick trip to the Post Office ( when did stamps become so expensive ? ) , and the bakers ( a chocolate covered Opera for me and a wholesome nutty-fruity thing for ' the font ' ) before stopping off at the cafe under the arcades . Wilf gets his hair tousled by the waitress . He gives her his very best '' Leave it out love , I'm a boy dog " look before settling down with his illicit half croissant under the table .

On our way home we pass Oliver , the old widows labrador. He turns his head and looks up hopefully. Still patiently waiting for his master.

The builder shows up mid-morning to do some repointing of the stonework around the doors. '' This is an unexpected pleasure " I say . He looks back at me in that searching way the French do when faced with the strange linguistic constructs of foreigners . Late-morning there's a loud crash followed shortly afterwards by a half hearted knock at the door. ' We've got a problem with the wall '. Angus sighs.

Wilf asleep in his little brothers bed. There was a time when he wouldn't have been allowed near it . Now , despite being too small, it's become his favourite sleeping spot. He's using it a lot .


  1. I confess to enlarging the cake photo and contemplating what would be my choice - the bavarois, back middle, perhaps?

    Wilf looks comfy in the small bed, which is what matters most.

    Might I suggest that the builder was searching for traces of irony in the Scotsman's comment....

    Cheers, Gail.

  2. Love the Wilf photos and your writing about France Profonde - also Foxiie is sleeping much more now - bacetti sul nasino keep on keeping on - we love you - Susanne Daisy Foxiie and ever so Tiger Kiri (2Kg)

  3. Oh, those cakes! I got distracted for a moment!

    Of course there was a crash when the builder was there! It's not possible for things to go smoothly when construction is happening in your house.

    Perhaps Digby's smell brings him some comfort. He looks awfully cute in that bed!

  4. You and Wilf have such interesting adventures.

    I wonder about him sleeping a lot. However, given his condition, I think that's about what one would expect.

  5. Such an amazing thing, the hope dogs have. Bless the ever-hopeful Oliver. And beautiful Wilf, who seems to know what he needs at the moment.

  6. at least he felt good enough to go with you this morning and get his croissant and tousle from the waitress! all good news that he's feeling better. whatever happens in that 6th week, it seems to zap his strength for awhile and then he rebounds.
    here's to a quick rebound beloved wee bear!
    hugs to you,
    tammy j

  7. Hugs to Wilf. I agree that maybe Digby's scent does give Wilf comfort. Enjoy the croissant!



  8. He looks oh so content in his brothers bed

  9. The patisseries look so delectible... Nice for Wilf to have his a.m. croissant, however illicit! Love the stone-fixing story - hope the "problem" wasn't too huge...
    Wilf - you look so sweet on Digby's little bed!
    Hugs xoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  10. The saga with Oliver just makes my heart so sad! Poor Oliver! Wilf must just be settling in for a long winter's nap. After all, it is the middle of winter (here anyway) and if Wilf were to come to Canada, the wind chill of -39 degrees celcius (not kidding) would make anyone want to hunker down and sleep. Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your completely frozen Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  11. my old bull terrier used to do this with the scotties bed as well..i think they like being supported all round....xxx for wilfie

  12. Wilfee, you seem so comfortable in your brother's bed ! Have a nice and peaceful nap, sweet boy.
    Lovely photo of the patient Oliver.
    Bonne soirée et bisous à mon tendre Wilfee.

  13. I love your dry sense of humor - "an unexpected pleasure"! Very funny.

    I hope that Wilf naps his way back to his normal energy level. We're thinking of him.

  14. That so sweet using Digby's bed.

    Hope the wall isn't expensive.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  15. I am hoping the same thing that KB is hoping.
    Hugs for Wilf and for Oliver.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  16. It must be a comfort to have the spirit of Digby remaining.
    For both of you.