Monday, April 30, 2012

Wally .

A day outside in the garden . A dozen Kiftsgate roses to plant. No noise bar the never ending squabbling between finches, wrens and sparrows as they battle over the fresh grain in the bird feeder . While I heel in the roses , the old PON dozes on the soft grass under the cherry trees. On his back, snoring away , feet pointed skywards . We've got to the stage where he's sleeping twenty , maybe more , hours a day . That sheepdog mentality that just won't quit .

Angus cooks a steak for dinner . Wilf follows events with interest . As the smoke builds up in the kitchen he finally retreats outside to the terrace . Cuisine a l'Angus clearly not favoured by this gourmand canine.

Sunset . A slow, gentle, stroll along the lane. At the crossroads a hand painted sign has been put up to lure passing motorists . " May 12th , Village Saints Day , Wally's Giant Paella " . Above the village hall another , similar , sign . In this one Wally's Giant Paella has mysteriously become Willy's Giant Paella.


  1. If I find out that you are the village vandal, I'm going to laugh for a long, long time!

    I'm a little disappointed that Wilf didn't think the steak was good enough, though! I'd have begged for some of that myself.

  2. Gosh Wilfy, you certainly are spoilt, food wise. I mean I'd hang around for a steak, most definitely, even one cooked by Angus.
    Toodle pip!

  3. As long as it's not Paella's Giant Willy, I think you're ok! :)

  4. It looks so green.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    We're with JackDaddy re Willy.

  5. One more change of letter and it will be "Wilfy's Giant Paella" and Wilf will be licking his lips in anticipation!

  6. Tee-hee, Jack and Riley. Wilf is looking handsome and happy today. All that napping must agree with him.

  7. i'm still laughing. you and jackdaddy and riley.
    a perfect day for a lad and his wee sidekick.
    i like my steak burned too.
    your pictures of wilfee just get better and better.
    or is it the wilf himself getting better and better!
    love and bear hugs,
    tammy j
    ps... please do follow up on the mysterious wally-willy on the big day

  8. Whether it be Willy's or Wally's, paella is not my cup of tea. Angus and Mr. O have the same steak technique. I am happy we have a fireman around the corner.

  9. Roses and steak sounds perfect to me - over the weekend the cat nipped my steak while I responded to the phone - sth. Gentlewilf would never do - bacetti sul nasino Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  10. LOL @ JackDaddy!! That's funny! I wonder if they've found a dish big enough for the giant paella? And where to cook it, even more of a dilemma to be sure! As for Wilf, what a handsome boy in the pictures! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  11. My dogs love steak, chicken & shrimp.

  12. I just have to ask, what's needed to make a giant paella?

    Your pictures are lovely! I hope you've both had an enjoyable day, despite the steak that may have been a bit too well done for Wilf!

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