Saturday, April 23, 2011

' Where do you think you've been ? '.

Ever noticed that when the plane you're on is late, the one you're connecting with is on time ? So it is that we have the chance for a leisurely lunch in an unseasonably hot Paris. One of the great secrets of visiting France ; the best hotels do set lunches at outstandingly reasonable prices. In the cool of the American church we spot a prayer cushion in memory of the artist James McNeill Whistler. A copy of his picture of his mother delicately embroidered on the top. Then time enough for a wander past the shops on rue st.honore before a restorative glass of champagne in the Ritz. After the death of Diana it's probably become the most famous hotel facade in the world.

While I'm saying farewell to 'the gannets' Wilf frets. No less than four pit stops last night. One very tired ' font' dealing with those rampant blood sugar levels. When I get back from the airport he looks at me sternly. " Where do you think you've been ? ". Strange . While we worry about him, he worries about us. Guess that's what makes a family dog.


  1. Poor Wilf.....ever the shepherd trying to keep his pack together.

    Looks like a nice getaway in Paris--bit surprised at Whistler, though.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. Sounds like both Wilf and the font were really happy to have Angus home, albeit possibly for different reasons. Appears your little corner of France profonde has been discovered by the rest of Europe. Hope no one runs over Oliver while he's lying in the road. Happy Easter, Wilf!

    Jed & Abby

  3. Interesting about the prayer cushion. I think I recall reading some time ago that a museum in France owns the 'Whistler's Mother' painting, maybe he was a kind of celebrity there at one time. ??

    I know what you mean about 'that look' from our 4 legged family members--I've seen it, and given it myself many times!

  4. Dogs think they are here to keep their people in like - if they can't herd cattle or sheep, they herd us!!

  5. Maybe Wilf is not so worried about you, but simply WANTS SOME ANSWERS! I think he is entitled to that.

    Happy Holiday,


  6. I have spent a few nights in airports for that very reason. :) Not fun!
    Glad you are home safe and sound and I am sure Wilf is too! If I don't get back here tomorrow, have a wonderful and Blessed Easter!
    Maggie Mae sends her best "Woofs and Licks" to all of you!

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  7. You got to visit the rose boutique! Oh, Angus, what a lucky boy. Just tell us: was it too wonderful? I'm seething with jealousy! Do you have more photos?
    Trying to deal with rampant blood sugars at home is quite an ordeal! Hope a lovely box of roses came home with you.
    As for dearest Wilf, "scotsmad" said it best!
    Happiest of Easters! Our love, and prayers for Wilf, to you.

  8. Woof, woof, woof - happy Easter and to Wilf a special happy Easter - I am so happy to wish you that best looking miniature polar bear on the globe - hope much folks are around to gather and sniff - maybe some caviar and fish who knows what your dream team dreams up...
    woof, woof, woof from Southern Italy from Susanne, Daisy and Foxiietrottie

  9. Have a wonderful Easter celebration!

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

  10. I think some dogs just can't rest not knowing that all is safe in their world. It sounds like Wilf still feels very satisfied with his job!

    Happy Easter!

  11. The worry and the love are both reflected back and forth between a loving human and his/her dog. You said it perfectly.

  12. Oh yes, I get that look whenever I come home after being out all day. My chi's are used to me being home more than being gone.