Friday, March 30, 2012

Quiet celebrations .





Wilf celebrates his 11th birthday. Quietly . Not a bad age for a PON . This morning the illicit half croissant at the cafe seems more like an illicit three quarters of a croissant . An extra hair tousle from the waitress . She stoops, breaks the croissant into pieces , and feeds them to him . Wilf called a ' gaillard ' . A lusty lad. Once upon a time maybe . Laughter all round . A ' salut ' from the man on the motability scooter . The family fellows unexpected milestone toasted by the smiling , pre-breakfast , beer and absinthe crowd .

Home. A workmans van parked on the green . Wilf barks . A reminder that this is his village. Time for a quick circuit of the old roman walls before the heat builds up. The posts on the pottery kiln christened . Through the courtyard gates in time for a pre-lunch nap. We're sleeping most of the day now. PON birthday wisdom : '' The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are ". Simple happiness lies ahead .

45 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday dear Wilfee!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, Wifee! You are a magnificent fellow, an example of prime canine manhood and we are proud to hail you as a friend, a most beloved friend. We wish you many more birthdays, just a chance to show your vets as wrong, wrong, wrong!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  3. Have A Happy Birthday Wilfee,
    I shall do the circle pon wiggle just for you, my friend!
    Enjoy this special day,
    Love ROO xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Happy Birthday, handsome boy! May your day be filled with sausages and coconut ice cream!

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  5. Happy Birthday Wilf. You always bring a smile to our mornings and it is an extra wide one this morning.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Wilf !!
    I hope you get birthday cake made of sausages and coconut ice-cream !!

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  7. Many congratulations beautiful Wilfie Pon. Sincere thanks to Angus and Mrs Angus aka 'the font' for sharing a little of you with us everyday and for the wonderful way they care for you. Inspirational, uplifting and heart-warming.
    Kisses for that scrumptious nose. Have the best day yet!
    Teena & Merlin xxxx

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  8. Eleven Woofs to Wilf! Enjoy your birthday.

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  9. Lisa and Cherry the Pon in TokyoMarch 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    This is a happy birthday for all of us in Wilf's worldwide circle of friends! Best wishes for many more happy days!

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  10. Joyeux anniversaire mon tendre Wilfee ! Happy birthday sweet boy !
    So so happy, to say those words...
    Enjoy this beautiful day with your loving parents. I love you. Bisous.

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  11. ♪♪♫♫♪ Happy Birthday Wilf ♪♪♫♫♪

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  12. From we who adore you WILF - from the Westcoast of Canada -
    HAPPY ELEVENSES!!!!!!!!!!!!! The privilege is all ours - of being allowed the share in who you are.
    Thanks WILF, thanks ANGUS, thanks to the FONT.

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  13. Happy Birthday beautiful Wilf - have a lusty day! You just look too gorgeous - love from Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

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  14. yes! happiest birthday dearest boy!
    i love the last two lines. and he definitely deserves the privilege of being just who he is... the captor of our hearts and the real little mayor of your village! surely the day will hold some coconut ice cream?
    love and lots of birthday hugs,
    tammy j

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  15. .。☆。*。☆。。
    .★。\|/。★
    .HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    ..`★ WILF!!!★。
    。。☆/|\。☆。*。。

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  16. Many Happy Returns of the Day to Wilf - what better way to celebrate?

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  17. How wonderful to turn 77 in such gorgeous surroundings with the people you love. Dear Wilf is blessed to own such great people who let him live at his pace and celebrate every day. Happy Birthday xx

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  18. Happy Birthday Wilfie...and thank you for your clear-sighted, even-handed wisdom. I hope you live forever.

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  19. More wishes for a Happy Birthday, Wilf.
    Angus, you and 'the font' must feel great
    happiness in the knowledge that your love
    and care have given him these years of
    dignity and contentment. Aren't the rest
    of his flock due soon?
    Sheila





























    aren't

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  20. Wilf
    It is undoubtedly youw Village and it's only wight that you awe celebwated by all
    Happy Biwfday deew fwiend..a toast to all the good days ahead
    Smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  21. A very happy birthday to the wonderful Wilf! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.

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  22. Happy Birthday Wilf from the gang in Alaska!

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  23. Wilf being himself has brought happiness to many....Happy Birthday dearest Wilf.....hope there's coconut ice cream awaiting for this most auspicious, wonderful celebration...DBH

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  24. To the Jolly Fur Fellow...who is enjoying his last lap of the journey with gusto, thanks to his loving caregivers...An 11th Year OOO-RAH sounded off for this day. Hope it's an especially blissful one for him. :-) **Sometimes I give my furbuds a Full-Body Hug and Squeeze that lifts them off the ground, accompanied with a Big kiss on their furry head. I send one of these to Wilf today...just because. :-)

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  25. The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
    Happy Birthday from all of us.

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  26. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILFIE, We hope you had a Wonderful day with your precious family. With love, Susan and Emma (15 year old Golden Retriever from Texas)

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  27. Happy birthday to sweet, fuzzy Wilfie! Thank you Angus for publishing this inspiring and loving journey (in print someday soon? We hope so!) It brings a daily shot of warmth to so many. We are toasting Wilfie, Angus and The Font here in San Francisco and wish you all much laughter and sweetness in the days ahead. With much admiration and love from Shelby and Jakey Boy, the springer.

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Red Roses To You!

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  29. Happiest of Birthdays, Wilf! I am so glad to hear that he's celebrating in a way that makes him happy!

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  30. Happy Birthday, Wilf - unexpected but joyously accepted. I don't understand the fear of growing old. Maybe it's because I've survived cancer but every year, every birthday, is a gift. Thanks for sharing your lives with us, Angus :). I pray for many more days ahead.

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  31. Wilf - Happiest of Birthdays to you! I hope you had many, many treats!

    Love Susan

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  32. Happy happy birthday, dear Wilf!!! Enjoy your day, napping, snoring, sniffing the air delightedly, even with one nostril. We bet some coconut ice cream is on the menu.

    Wirey barkday woofs from Jake and Just Harry!

    And love from me.

    Joan

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  33. Happy Birthday Wilf and may you enjoy many more croissants.

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  34. Happy Birthday to our fuzzy friend from the rotties in California!

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  35. Happy birthday sweet Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

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  36. Happy Birthday Wilfie. Hope you got some coconut ice cream and/or jaffa cakes to celebrate.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  37. Happy birthday,darling! We wish you joy and happiness today and all the days to follow. We thank your wonderful family for giving us a chance to love you.
    "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me In your heart, I'll stay there forever". Winnie the Pooh

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  38. Woofy Woofday woofie!
    Woof Woof Woof Woofs,
    Woofie!
    xx

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  39. A very joyous but belated Happy Birthday to Wilf!!! What a blessing these lovely days with him continue to be! No day goes by that I don't keep all of you in my heart and ever in my prayers!

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  40. Happy Birhtday wishes to you dear Wilfy!!! You may have had a nice and quiet birthday...but there was a party going on in blogland for you! Wishing you another lovely year ahead...
    xo J~

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  41. Happy Birfday, Wilf. We purrs for your continued comfurts!

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  42. Joyeux anniversaire, M. Wilf. I'm sorry to be so slow in bringing my greetings from Canada. The Canada Geese are on the river, looking for the best nesting and feeding sides. The snow is gone, the air is warm, the ice is melting and moving out. Things are as they should be.

    And I trust things will be as they should be for you, M. Wilf. A la prochaine.

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