Monday, November 15, 2010


A wet front has blown in from the Atlantic bringing with it dreech, Hebridean like weather. Layer on layer of black cloud blocking out the light. Darkness at noon, or more precisely darkness at quarter past eight in the morning. Not that Wilf was bothered. He sat with me under the arches savouring his bowl of water, nibbling on the end of a croissant, listening to the laughter of the early morning tipplers and watching the townsfolk scurrying past. On our sodden way back to the car I could swear that he jumped in every puddle he saw. Nothing quite like a satisfying splosh to raise a dogs spirits. If the mischief quotient is anything to go by he still has a lot of life left in him yet. Trust a dog to get you laughing on a morning like this.


  1. Ahhhh.. dear Wilf you surely am full of life.. more so that all that i know :)

  2. Yes, lots and lots of life. He's not ready to give up yet and we're not ready to give him up either. I love Wilf, I truly do.

  3. Everyone who follow this blog love sweet Wilf as if he is our little boy, we all love you, for sure. Enjoy this new week beloved Wilfee, cuddles and bisous for you.

  4. Thank-you for your kind thoughts for Hamlet, Angus.

    Your pictures of Wilf this morning are just stunning--The light, the clouds and the scenery look more like he is sitting in front of a painting rather than an actual place.

    I hope you both have had an enjoyable day, filled with a little more mischief!

  5. That's what puddles are for! Well done Wilf.
    We are wondering if you have received this week's menus yet Wilf? Enjoy your week.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  6. A PON and a puddle......a good thing. :)
    Happy Monday to you both!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  7. Wilf looks extremely happy and contented. What more could a person want?

  8. It's true! There's nothing a dog with a light-colored coat likes more than a puddle of dirty water, the muddier the better. Petey walked into a marsh pursuing his tennis ball, much to my fear of lurking alligators with a taste for terriers, and emerged with four coal black legs. He could not have been prouder (at least until the hose got turned on him when we got home!)

  9. Wow! Those clouds behind Wilf are impressive! I love the pictures of him when the wind blows through his hair!

  10. And just yesterday I was marvelling at the magnificent blue sky in your photos...
    Cheers, Gail.

  11. Wilf knows how to live each day to the max - he's an example to us all. If the puddles weren't all frozen here, I just might follow his example for it may be the path to happiness :)

    You taught me another new word: dreich (at least that's the american spelling according to my dictionary). I like it.

  12. Dreech? Wonderful word. At first we thought it might be a new exotic dish.

    We see no black muddy paws -- how does Wilf feel about baths? And does it take forever for his fluffy coat to dry?

    xxx Joan

  13. Playing with puddles is so much fun.We agree with Sprinkles, we are staying with you beside Wilf. He sure reminds us of our Maxdog and how he is living his life to the fullest.

    We love his windblown fur. Carry on with a smile, Wilf!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  14. Exact same weather here, complete with occasional rumbles of thunder. Edward flatly refused to follow my husband through the back garden to his studio this morning. Apple went, of course, but Edward is happily ensconced under my chair, easily within reach of a tickle or two.

  15. Enjoy those puddles Wilf! Send some rain our way, we are due for snow instead some time soon! Keep puddle splashing and enjoy your day!

    Your pals from Canada,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  16. If that is not the picture of a happy soul, I do not know what is. And puddles! i remember as a kid I couldn't pass them up ever. And for a dog, Wilf in particular such joy. Dear,dear Wilfy, your endless summer goes on. Good food, good times, good times with your people. Heaven The pictures are stunning and I see so much life in your eyes. My day is very happy since I saw "my" Wilf enjoying his days.
    God Bless you boy and your family too. (You sure you don't have a touch of Texas fight in you?:-)
    sending love and big ol Texas hugs to our Wilf and the humans too!
    Now I will go whitle while I work. Much,Much love
    Jamie and the Texas Sundogs (by the way, we had a meeting and made Wilf an Honoray Texan. The highest honor Native Texans can give. )

  17. We're puddle jumpers, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra and Bella

  18. Love the booti-ful photos of you, Wilf! Thanks for sharing.


  19. Sounds like a good Monday morning to us - it was wet and miserable here as well but not half as much fun!

    Puddles are there to be enjoyed!

  20. Oh Wilfie, you make me smile. Sweet boy,its so wonderful to hear of you enjoying your days.Thanks Angus for your snippets of life.You have a lovely gift with words!Do you think the Font would come to Northern Ca & cook for me?:)
    Always in our prayers.
    Fay & girls N.CA.

  21. What a marvelous new word: dreech/dreich! Maybe they have that kind of rain in the Pacific Northwest, or northern Maine? U.P of MI? Sounds like rain that would soak and chill to the bone. Sounds more fun to read about than to experience.

    Good to see your smiling face another day, dear Wilf.

    Jed & Abby

  22. Oh need a pair of those Wellibobs that they sell in the UK for your puddle hopping...I avoid puddles mostly all the time...they just ruin my pedicures...

    You are continuing to teach us dear to live to the fullest...



    We said a special prayer for you during the Worldwide Moment yesterday...and one for dear Digby too...

    Love you tons!

  23. Wilf looks so happy! His 'smile' would chase away and brighten the darkest most cloudiest of days!
    Love and scratches...
    xo J~