Saturday, February 26, 2011

Still a puppy.

Aude, the chain smoking decaratrice, has finally finished painting the hallway. Her accompanying panoply of scaffolding, ladders and dust sheets all packed up and returned to the womens cooperative . Wilf is now in his element. Before the furniture is moved back he has a twenty metre long, obstacle free , indoor race track for his personal use. He managed ten minutes of somewhat leisurely touch rugby last night before falling into a deep, deep sleep in the middle of the floor. As he settled down a contented sigh that said ' this is how things are supposed to be '.

Madame Bay is here this morning to deal with a months worth of accumulted dust. As she hoovers away Radio Nostalgie blares out songs by long forgotten French crooners . She can only spare two hours this morning . It's market day and she's promised to help her daughter Sandrine at the hair salon. Ladies hair salons are an impenetrable mystery to the male mind. What does our beturbaned septaguenarian actually do in the salon ? Operate the hair dryers ? Make coffee ? Glare from behind the reception desk ? All I can say is thank heavens last years Sinead O'Connor cut has grown out. It couldn't have been good for business.

Wilf seems to be settling back into his routine. Only one pit stop last night. This morning a sense of mischief as he raced after an unsuspecting black cat that was foolishly walking along the lane towards him. A reminder that despite the diabetes he's still a puppy inside.


  1. Perhaps he'll be able to rug surf again--with all the decorating stuff removed.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  2. Happy Saturday Wilfee, Angus and the Font ! Some touch rugby is a good thing to prepare Angus for the match this afternoon...
    AmitiƩs to you Angus and lots of bisous to the beloved boy.

  3. I guess in all of us, there is still that puppy inside..some more than others :)


  4. Good morning darling Wilf. Not only are you adorable, you are wise. Keeping as much puppy inside as we can is something to remember.

    Foolish, foolish black cat. The bear may be slower, but he's still the bear.

  5. Although the body does not cooperate at times, the mind still remembers the fun times. You have fun in the hallway Wilfie, it is there for your enjoyment. So glad to hear he is holding his own. Hugs to all.

  6. Wilf must be very happy to have his indoor arena available again for rugby, rug surfing, and other fun games. Yes, there's still puppy in Wilf's eye twinkle too.

  7. Hi there! Nice to meet you, Wilf! Great blog you have & you are a very very cute puppy.

  8. Release your inner puppy Wilf! :) Happy Weekend to you all!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  9. Good news and wishing you a lovely weekend.Hugs for Wilf.

  10. There's nothing like a wide open touch rugby field to bring out the inner puppy in any of us! I'm glad to hear that Wilf is having good days and nights!

  11. The puppy in you will always be there and we are hoping that you can get back on the rug and surf away! We love your photo on your blog header.

    Sending you lots of piappies licks and hugs!

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

  12. Wilf chasing away the black cat.
    If that's not a metaphor, I don't know what is!

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  14. Wilf, you are as young as you feel! And you do not look a day over 2!


  15. so glad that Wilf still enjoys cat chasing. that's the natural order of things - dog must chase cat.

  16. I'm still a puppy, too, even though during the last two nights at work, my knees were sore and didn't give me that bounce up they did just a week ago. Aw, Wilf, I believe I need to join the walking club - I don't have a hallway long enough for rug surfing. You sound so good - YESH :).

  17. A big caress to the lovliest polar bear puppy in the world - so glad he is rug surfing!!! Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  18. In parts of the south of France black cats are considered good luck. They bring good luck to those that feed them and treat them with respect. I'd keep an eye on the plumbing and the cess pit if I were you.

    All cats aside. We are delighted to hear of Wilf's playfulness. You have returned and Wilf's health has returned. A connection beyond words.

  19. Wilf
    The heawt stays's ouw secwet isn't it?
    I think Madame Bey would scawe customews away, but then I have wead that she sometimes exhibits hew heawt when dealing wif you, so she can't be all bad
    play on sweet puppy
    smoochie kisses

  20. I had to grin at Wilf's chasing the cat--His eye site may be failing, but he can still see well enough to chase a cat--You just gotta love that!! :-)))

  21. I'm glad Wilf still has some puppiness left in him. He still has a lot of life left in him!

    Don't know if you still have the boarders or not but if you do, the woman must be thrilled to see Madame Bay come in to clear up the month's worth of dust.

    I can only imagine walking into a salon only to see Madame Bay glaring back at me from the reception desk. The thought makes me giggle. The actuality of it happening probably wouldn't make me laugh though.