An all time low at Charles de Gaulle airport security. A random body search. The staff insisted that I send the six Swiss Franc bank notes in the back pocket of my trousers through the scanner for a second time. Six banknotes! Never underestimate the pure lunatic power these people have.The suspicion in the back of the mind that this sort of treatment is reserved for anglo-saxons with tight flight connections.
More gentle changes in Wilf. At the airport he simply refused to get down from his comfy spot in the back of the car. Not even the opportunities presented by a car park full of unchristened tyres would get him to budge. Faced with this intransigence 'the font' texted me to come and find them in the short term parking lot. There they were, the tailgate up, basking in the warm sunshine , looking at the passers by and chatting happily away. Comfort now taking precedence over adventure.
The small growth on the back of his head that developed a couple of months ago has suddenly doubled in size. Coincidence , or a sign of the metastasizing maelstrom that goes on within ? On our evening walk we decide, for the time being, to ignore it. Not much that can be done at this stage. A healthy appetite and the tiles in the kitchen by the stove now his favoured spot. The dinner time chicken and rice despatched with lip smacking gusto. Smiles and laughter all round.
Hey there Mongoose...ReplyDelete
These are not easy times, but your wisdom, patience and love for Wilf prevail!
Day 17...and I am truly grateful!
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Remember these good times forever.ReplyDelete
Just so the boy is pain free and happy there is not much more you can ask at this point/ He is doing what he has to do and you have to stand by and watch because you are his best friend. Big Hugs Nan, Pan and Kalen.ReplyDelete
Just love and enjoy him.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella
Happy to see you back sweet boy, as i didn't see a post yesterday, i was worried.ReplyDelete
Cuddles and love to you beloved Wilf.
Sometimes intransigence is OK, as Wilf has recently discovered that he is surrounded “all round” by the people he loves most coming to him, smiles, laughter and good food, and then, as you know, “all round” again by so many people and animals all round world who are thinking of him and his family and sending their best wishes too.ReplyDelete
Dearest Wilf will get tired on steroids... My Saffy got too weak to walk. She also got a very bony top of her head as the muscle disappeared.ReplyDelete
So glad you are getting the three weeks not three days.. To love and savour each other . I missed those times.
Many thoughts from here and a hug for Wilfeeeee
Enjoy this time together.ReplyDelete
How well I know the curse of the Anglo-Saxon in an airport - reverse profiling.
Just to say I have been following all about you and Wilf. You are making him so cherished. My best wishes to you . Anne from the west of ScotlandReplyDelete
We are enjoying each and every "extra" day with you. :)ReplyDelete
Blessings and Love,
Janelle and Maggie Mae
Ha ha! Well, they wouldn't want to be accused of targeting people of a certain other ethnicity, so of course they have to make up for it by harrassing you! ;)ReplyDelete
Well, it's hard to compete with a warm patch of sunshine sometimes! I guess we all have to learn to slow down and enjoy the simple things once in a while.
Could this be another sign of the decline of the western world: instant coffee and goldfish on a French airline?ReplyDelete
Hugs to the intransigent M. Wilf. We are so appreciative of the way you find the rays of sun in these days of grace.
Houndstooth speaks many words of wisdom - we agree wholeheartedly with all.ReplyDelete
Enjoy that little guy every minute he is with you even IF he can be a bit stubborn. He was to soak in all the sun he can get.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Such a handsome fellow waiting for his Dad in the back of the car. Bittersweet days. You're all in my thoughts.ReplyDelete
PS; A fish shaped savoury biscuit being served on a plane over here would equate to a few little "goldfish" crackers tossed out as a snack. Here's hoping Air France managed to take that a notch or two higher.
Sometimes sunshine and a comfy spot to enjoy it takes precedence over untouched tires. Every day is a blessing no matter the activity or lack thereof. Saying prayers for Wilf here in Maryland, USA.ReplyDelete
I love the vision of Wilf and the font basking in a warm patch of sun. You humans are both very wise, listening to your family fellow and slowing down to enjoy the moment.ReplyDelete
I agree with you Angus, there is no end to the lunacy of the TSA. And what atrocious "food" you were served!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely views. Loved today's pictures. Hope you are having a calm and enjoyable day!
hungry, happy + mobile - all is good !ReplyDelete
kisses to Wilf from les Gang
resting is okay, just as long as everyone is content and pain free. Wilf is living with dignity. it's all he knows.ReplyDelete
Hello from Us to you Wilfy. Stay comfy. You've got the best care in the world.ReplyDelete
Did they think you were a money launderer?ReplyDelete
Airports can be so unpredictable these days! Maybe Wilf knew that and just was playing it safe--You never know what he could be hiding under that coat! ;-)ReplyDelete
It's great that you let Wilf decide and set his own pace--I've seen some owners who don't. As long as they're happy, we both well know that's all that matters! We continue to cheer him on from the sidelines here in Virginia!!
smiles and laughter = love and strength xxxReplyDelete
Whatever Wilf wants.ReplyDelete
Yet again, you've reminded us to appreciate and cherish every moment. Every day.ReplyDelete
With thanks and gentle realization,
Jake and Fergi
Wilf has earned the right to whatever he wants now - even strawberries out of season.ReplyDelete
That hurts my heart that the small growth on the back of his head is growing.ReplyDelete
I don't know what the weather is like there but it's been chilly here so if I found a patch of sun, I wouldn't want to leave it either! :)
my last flight through CDG involved a "special search" where particular interest was taken in the ribbon belt i was wearing...i can so empathize with you.
glad that you are back home to enjoy your special time with wilf. you are keeping him happy and comfortable, and that's all that matters.
the booker man and asa's mama
Please know that we are holding all of you tight within our hearts over here in Michigan. May angels surround darling Wilf and caress him gently with their wings...ReplyDelete