It's hot so we're out early . The old farmer is up a ladder taking down his Christmas star . Today he's wearing a rather natty blue , black and white check cap , a denim jacket , black 'Y' fronts , duck egg blue socks and open toed sandals. Kelly, the hover dog and Amelie the village cat are sitting in the middle of the lane watching him . Wilf wanders past oblivious to Kelly , Amelie , the old farmer and the disassembling star .
Seven months to the day since the specialist in Toulouse informed us that Wilf only had three days to live . A year to the day since Digby passed on. After breakfast Wilf follows me out to the Cedar of Lebanon that marks his brothers resting place . I raise my coffee cup in memory . Wilf lifts his leg. Brothers ! Laughter and fondness . Not a bad way to be remembered - whether you have two legs or four. Wilf has a practical PON attitude to the loss of his brother : " Life is eternal . You are immortal . You never do die . You simply change form " .
I shall raise my coffee cup this morning in memory of Digby and in honour of the brave and stalwart Wilf. I'll give Edward an extra hug as well. Thinking of you all today Angus.ReplyDelete
Today, I shall lift my leg in honor of both of them!! Well done Mr. Wilf! Keep proving that evil vet wrong!ReplyDelete
cannot believe it's been a whole year.ReplyDelete
sometimes a wrong prognosis is a blessing.
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella
We too will be raising a cup of coffee and lifting a leg in memory of dear Digby.ReplyDelete
Very best wishes,
Gail and Bertie.
PS At least Wilf's blindness spared him the sight of the black 'Y' front wearing farmer.....
Thinking of that day a year ago brings tears to my eyes and great sadness to my heart. Little did I know that the very next day my dog Jake would be joining Digby. Here's to two incredible fellows that blessed our lives with love and laughter.ReplyDelete
Remembering Digby with love!ReplyDelete
Wilf's a blessing most definitely.
Wilf's thoughts are spot on! I remember the day Digby left this life for the next. I felt like I'd lost one of my own dogs that day. Digby lives on because you shared him with all of us, and we remember him too. We will toast both of your beloved companions this morning!ReplyDelete
What a blessing to be able to have so much more valuable time with Wilf than you were led to expect.ReplyDelete
Last week I went back in your archive to read your post about the pilgrim and Digby's resting place. It's a very moving piece and it lingers with me still. Must be a comfort to think that Digby is safe from strum and drang.
Like MLou, I too have reread that post about the pilgrim countless times and shared that story with numerous friends. You all have been part of my morning routine for over a year now, but on this day, I'll lift my cup of tea and Petey will lift a leg to brave Wilf and Digby and the wonderful friendship they've extended to us.ReplyDelete
Wilf, I'm sure Digby would salute you in the same way! I love those pictures, I'd forgotten that Digby was a little shorter. The pair of you always looked like mischief just waiting to happen!ReplyDelete
The Christmas star finally came down? That's definitely noteworthy!
Knowing Wilf understands what many humans struggle with. A salute to the Boyz: Brothers Courageous and their devastating sense of humor! DBHReplyDelete
I still miss DigbyReplyDelete
I am reading this post with my glorious cup of coffee which I too raised in tribute to Digby and also to our Pack buddy Jake (Petey's brother), who left us suddenly on May 11, 2010...ReplyDelete
So many happy memories.ReplyDelete
Never let some 'specialist' dampen the opportunity to make more happy memories. Our present is exactly that - a present.
Cheers to both Digby and Wilf.
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Earthly laughter in Heaven, and heavenly laughter on earth...ReplyDelete
Coffee cup and legs raised! To humor, mischief, beauty and friendship!ReplyDelete
Sending Rottie Kisses ~
Hard to believe it's been a year since you lost sweet Digby. Wishing dear Wilf a lovely day of noisey toys and lifted legs.ReplyDelete
Can't believe it's been a year, where does the time go? Guess the same place with the old farmers star, only 7 months until Christmas.ReplyDelete
Congrats to Wilf on his 7 months of laughter, friendship, and good food !!!
Cheers to Digby on this day, I don't lift my leg, but I'll squat for him !!
I didn't know that Wilfy's diagnosis had come so soon after Digby's passing, and that you had lost him only a year ago...that's much to bear and you've handled all with such strength and care...all three of you.ReplyDelete
Coffee is lifted up and I will see if Miss. Ginger will christen the ground near a tree today, we have quite a few cedars near by.
Let's hope we can carry on this thread to 2 years to the day, and so on....Raising my glass to you today dear Wilf, and to your brother Digby whom I never "met", only stumbling onto this blog last fall. May you only know happiness and love. And coconut ice cream! Keep on going Wilf.....ReplyDelete
With love your flooding (send canoes!)Canadian pals,
Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker
I never had the opportunity to get to "know" Digby, but have no doubt that his absence is still felt. What loyal and loving pups they both have been. So glad to know that when it is Wilf's time he will have a loving brother waiting to greet him on the other side.ReplyDelete
(((hugs to you))) on this very tough day.ReplyDelete
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
My thoughts are with you, The Font and Wilf today. It is amazing that a year has passed since Digby's passing and seven months since Wilf's diagnosis. May Wilf have many more joyful days!ReplyDelete
I am sure it is a bittersweet day. Please give Wilf a hug and a bowl of coconut ice cream for me!
That story of the pilgrim has always stayed with us too!ReplyDelete
Raising a glass here this evening to both Wilf and Digby!
Clive and Murray
It's later in the day, so the toast will be in a glass rather than a coffee cup. Bless you all -- memories of dear Digby -- and that amazing day when the pilgrim passed by -- are still so clear. And you now how we feel about Wilf!ReplyDelete
I, also, didn't realize that Wilf was diagnosed so soon after Digby's passing. What a terrible time it was for you! Today we will celebrate the life of dear Digby's and the wonderful survival of Wilf!ReplyDelete
How are you both doing without the font?
but sometime syou have to Fuck vet advice!
i'll raise my dinner glass to digby tonight! it's so nice to see some of his pictures again. i've always loved the second one where he is looking up to the sky and also the one (not posted here) where just his nose is peeking out from under the curtain. :)ReplyDelete
the booker man and asa's mama
RIP, sweet Digby. We're glad Wilf is such a tenacious dog and was with Angus today for a personal memorial day.ReplyDelete
Jed & Abby
A darling pair of characters. Rest in peace dear Digby, you are not forgottten. Wilf,please keep trudging along:your adventures are the highlight of my day.ReplyDelete
Wow, I hadn't realized it's been that long since Digby passed on. I've been reading regularly since then and I remember even commenting on his passing away on my blog.ReplyDelete
It seems like just yesterday that you got the news about Wilf. Amazing how time flies.