Friday, February 11, 2011

Hope it soon washes off.

Wilf spent most of yesterday sunbathing. He can't see very much but he's worked out that if he sits in the middle of the courtyard then it's impossible for anyone to come in, or go out, without his knowledge . Yesterday, he only had Aude the decaratrice, the post lady and the DHL delivery man to bark at. In between, plenty of time to catch up on some rest.

A friend in New York calls en route to the Rugby 7's in Las Vegas. He says that Chinese per capita use of oil is set to rise ninefold over the next thirty years. The end result will be global production of 90 million barrels a day and consumption of 260 million barrels. Doesn't take long for the Scot in me to work out that somewhere along the line prices are going to rise or something disruptive is going to happen. Off with Wilf to look at an energy efficient replacement for the three year old Volkswagen. Problem with hybrids is that they still need gas and they sell at premium prices. We'd be better off paying €10,000 less and buying a regular petrol version. We'll wait to see what the electric cars are like when they go on sale later this year.

Apologies to the staff at the Nissan garage in Auch. A small white polar bear found that the SUV's parked on your forecourt had the worlds most interesting tyres. Hopefully, it will all soon wash off. The aforementioned animal has a tyre christening view on life - ' Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how '.


  1. Saw the title to this post and imagined for a moment it was your latest statement to the Font of All Wisdom, regarding the white paint....
    Cheers! Gail.

  2. We see a lot of hybrids here in this area of Virginia. I've wondered if it's because people are trying to be 'green' or if it's because you get a tax break when you have one--Maybe both. My husband wanted to buy one when we got his new Honda 4 years ago, but one was not available. Now we're waiting to see what the reviews will be on the electric cars--They do sound promising.

    Tell Wilf that sometimes it's really just easier to ask for forgiveness than permission!

  3. Hee hee hee! I have this version of Wilf in a little black mask, stealthily christening tires in the parking lot!

  4. Good morning darling Wilf. Your photos this morning are wonderful. No wonder you have all humans handing out treats and tickles.

  5. So what you are saying is that Wilf never met a tire he didn't love! Ha ha! Cute picture with the "trail of toys" behind the furry fellow! hugs to all, but especially the lovable Wilfie!

  6. There will be an €25 surcharge added to the sale price for christened tyres.

  7. Did you distract the staff whilst the small white polar bear did his work? A crime team :)

    That oil story is alarming... the thought of how climate change will accelerate scares me.

  8. Hey Wilf,

    We noticed you have brushed your hair in this post. Sometimes they look spikey (and darn cute!). Doesn't matter, you still look adorable and we love you!

    Have a great day and enjoy your sunbathing.


  9. When it comes to new cars, we each have our own version of "kicking the tires," right Wilf? Our 2004 Honda Accord just hit 25,000 miles ( it was my Mom's car here on Hilton Head --truly driven by a little old lady to church on Sunday and not much else!) and as it is paid for and in mint condition and I only use it 5 to 6 months of the year,I don't think I'll be car shopping for several more years.

    Those photos today are priceless! Did you lie on your belly in the courtyard too, Mongoose, to capture them?

  10. OK, we need help. As previously noted, we have never ever ever christened a tire (nor even a tyre). Totally bummed by Wilf's extraordinary prowess, we asked our mom to help and she has been luring us over to parked vehicles whenever she can. The result? Zip. Nothing. Nada. It's bushes, grass, tree trunks, sign posts, electrical poles or nothing.

    When we get to heaven, will we be asked how many tires we have christened and refused entry when we report our failure???

    Wilf, any suggestions? Would an electric car help?

    Jake and Just Harry, the Barkalot Boyz

  11. Each day, with Wilf's first picture, the Alphabet Song starts in my mind (A You're Adorable, B you're so Beautiful C you're a Cutie full of chaaaarm!) It stays a long time too!

    Your oil story is most scary. I wonder how much oil China has to drill for in that huge land.

    Jo and Stella the Borador

  12. My husband belongs to an electric car/bike club. Its electric for us all the way here in Canada, once he gets to building them. First up on the list, my bike which I ride to and from work in the summer. He's excited, so am I!! Nezt up, both our Nissans....

    Hopefully Wilf's sight will stay static for now. We will keep our fingers crossed for the dear boy!! Keep going Wilf, precious beast!

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

  13. I love your blog - we have two jack russells, 11 years old, slightly deaf although that may be by choice :) who have travelled with us from South Africa to the UK (six months quarantine - they got really fat) to France for a year (they loved that) and now to Ireland. And you know I don't think I have ever seen them christening a tyre - maybe it's a size thing....

  14. them's some wise words wilf! ok, you're scottish... another clue! ;)

  15. Oh, Wilfie!

    There is a huuuuge tyre that needs your christening, just east of the Detroit Metro Airport in Allen Park, Michigan. But I'm glad you got to the ones in the Nissan carpark...

  16. we're glad that the small white polar bear can still leave his mark on all tires.

    as for electric cars, they have to be charged daily and there is a cost for that electricity also. being the procrastinator that i am, i'm taking a 'wait and see' attitude.

  17. We love the 'bear skin rug' look!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  18. We think the SUV was blessed by a very wonderful dog! :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  19. My dogs have to go through the garage to go out into the backyard. Whenever I let them out, they always go pee on my tires, several times a day. I don't yellow at them though, I figure it's their way of leaving a little bit of themselves with me where ever I go!