Friday, March 5, 2010

A stay of execution

It was an afternoon of sunshine and showers. Washing white long haired dogs when it's wet is an inherently self defeating proposition. As a result bathtime for the two troubadors has been delayed until continuous warm, dry weather is assured.

'The font of all knowledge ' returned from London last night. You've never seen such pure, unadulterated joy as the reaction of Wilf and Digby. Wilf flew, Concorde like, towards the car in an enthusiastic paroxysm of delight, surprise, rapture and canine glee . Digby, despite his bad hip did a pretty creditable job of keeping up with him. Anyone looking at their turn of speed would have assumed they were nine months old not nine years . The message was clear , ' never leave us alone with him again!'. They sat in the kitchen noises pointed towards the oven until it was time to turn in for the night. My inability to do anything in the kitchen is clearly seen as a major character defect. Unconditional, guileless love at its best.


  1. What a sweet post! There is nothing more pure on this earth than the love of a dog.

  2. Hee hee! I love coming home to dogs, but when you're the one who's been left home with them, you often feel like chopped liver!

    That third picture is just so sweet! What an adorable smile!

  3. The best welcome in the world.
    Oh, and I forgot to tell you, a successful shower bath requires a hand-held shower nozzle. So be sure and get one, if you don't already have one at the ready!

  4. Any day without a bath is a GREAT day! And any say without rain in my ears is pretty dang good too! What a nice reprieve, no bath and the font of all kitchen goodies returned to the hearth.


  5. yeah the boys ward off the bath!!!
    the welcome home always outweighs the trouble they can cause....

    hugs to all over there! :) from the farm....

  6. Ah Mongoose...just satisfaction! At last the source of the name, "Font" has been revealed! Here I was thinking it was "Arial","Calibri", "New Roman". After all that, I was on the wrong track!
    "The Font of Knowledge" - what an apt description for us women. I am truly impressed!