Wilf sat in the hallway and watched in delight as Madame Bay had a rip roaring set too with the builders. Sleeves were rolled up, words were had and stormy glances cast. The workmen had hung plastic dust sheets to protect the library from the debris thrown up by the work on the adjacent wine cellar. The dust sheets were not 100% efficient and our saintly septaguenarian was not happy to find a layer of powdered concrete coating everything. " You idiots may think it's funny but I'm the one who has to clear it up ". With that she picked up a book , took a deep breath, and in a triumph of gallic theatricality blew the offending material in the direction of the gathered workmen. A triumphant ' what dolts ! ' and our chiffoned cleaning lady turned, amid a cloud of settling white dust, and stormed upstairs - all the while muttering the sort of approbations that would make even a seasoned foreign legionnaire blush.
In the afternoon 'the font' went off to find petrol for the cars. Until recently we've had no trouble finding diesel for the SUV or 'regular' for the little Volkswagen but the blockades of the refineries now seem to be having an impact. Our local garage has cut its opening hours and the 24/7 supermarket is only open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Wilf continues to surprise and delight. His Cortisone fuelled appetite is voracious and his enthusiasm for life boundless. These days might be tinged with foreknowledge but that doesn't stop them being a laughter woven tapestry of walks, exploration, swing biffing, mischief and fun. Madame Bay of course adds a powerful stimulus to the overall experience. Wonderful autumn days. The best part ? Wilfs delight at being allowed a small taste of the almond and pear tart at dinner last night. Off to bed, tongue licking his muzzle, to dream of life as the patiserrie dog.
There is a lot to admire in way the French, including your Madame vigorously protest their rights, in my opinion. Although where would you be if your marvellous cleaner had retired at sixty!?ReplyDelete
Wilf, just makes us happy.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella
Since we're repairing he wine cellar...Here's to 'Wonderful Autumn Days.' In all possible interpretations!ReplyDelete
Each day, you make my day sweet Wilf, be happy ! Cuddles sweet boy.ReplyDelete
Angus, what a wonderful picture you paint - I can just imagine it all!! So glad you, "the Font" and Wilf are enjoying life to the hilt.ReplyDelete
It was so nice of Madame Bay and the workmen to put on a live-show to delight Wilf!ReplyDelete
It's wonderful that he is relishing his role as the resident taste-tester and patiserrie dog!
Hey there Mongoose:ReplyDelete
Eleven days of Grace! Wonderful!
That should tell us something about Vet expectations...best we get our own answers from our pooches...they tend to know more than us with these things.:)
I am so happy that Wilf is seizing every opportunity at life. "Fragility and Strength" - an unfathomable oxymoron!
Sending lotsaluv from us!
Keep all the chins up and the tails wagging!
MAXMOM IN SA
Wilf continuing to surprise and delight is a gift to us all.ReplyDelete
Blessings and Love,
Janelle and Maggie Mae
We are so thrilled to hear that Wilf is happy, hungry and enjoying life. I can't help but remember that our 1 week diagnosis, magically day by day, turned into months helping me so much to get ready for that big goodbye. Much love xo S & les GangReplyDelete
Wilf, I'd like to be a patisserie dog, too! What a life that would be!ReplyDelete
Madame Bay really missed her calling. I'm firmly convinced that she should have taken up a career in the theatre! How you and the font keep straight faces is beyond me.
What a wonderful avocation - a patiserrie dog! I'd jump at the opportunity.ReplyDelete
Madame Bay is larger than life... I'd hate to be the target of her wrath.
I love your first photo the most. Then, in the second one, I started wondering if Wilf rug surfs next to the beautiful vases! An out-of-control slide could be catastrophic!
I simply adore the first photo of Wilf with his tousled "'do." Your descriptions of the halcyon days you are experiencing are priceless - as I am sure you feel the time is as well. Please, more days, Wilf and more treats....ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are enjoying these days! Here's to another wonderful day of grace!ReplyDelete
Maybe one day you'll post a photo of Mme Bay?ReplyDelete
it's too bad we all can't live every day as if it were our last... we're glad to hear that Wilf is enjoying his days. we are hoping for many more...ReplyDelete
We love Wilf's photos and the sequence has us laughing like children. He starts off strait faced and, with each successive shot, his face grows merrier, smile broader until he is smile- laughing along with us at today's post. Happiest of days ever, lovely boy. We'll celebrate the here and now and let tomorrow take care of itself.ReplyDelete
We are watching the news events from your corner of the globe with great interest. I remember the old days in the 1970s when there were long long lines at the gas stations... hopefully your political situation will improve soon. Meanwhile, I drool at Wilf's wonderful tastes of food and life. We continue to send love and peace to all of you. and no messy dust for Madame Bay. xoxoReplyDelete
First thing in the morning, last thing at night - I'm checking your blog. You've got such a good boy there!!ReplyDelete
On another note, you need to write a book. Your words always inspire me!
I'm sure it'll never happen but I'd love it if sometime you gave us a tour of your home in pictures. Your house looks HUGE!ReplyDelete
Is it 11 or 12 Days of Grace now? I thought it was 12. Whatever it is, I'm just very appreciative he's still with us and enjoying life to the fullest. He made my Half Full Friday post.
Always something going on there! And it always seems to involve Madame Bay which I love. I don't imagine life would be quite as entertaining without her. (Or my beloved Wilf)
wilf, my dear patisserie dog, i'd love to come join you in your tasting pursuits. :)ReplyDelete
i hope the situation over there improves soon. on a lighter note, i can only imagine the magnified intensity of the protests and blockades if madame bay were involved. ;)
the booker man and asa's mama
You keep going, Wilf! A"laughter woven tapestry" is such a wonderful phrase.ReplyDelete
How absolutely wonderful that you and Wilf are experiencing these days of grace.ReplyDelete
I love Wilf's enthusiasm for life.ReplyDelete
Each day we celebrate, reading your adventures and admirable approach to life. Do us a favor, okay? Next time you indulge in a bite of pastry, think of us. We think it sounds heavenly. And who could better enjoy them than you? No one!ReplyDelete
Jake and Fergi