Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A delphic response.

The clockman arrives with the mechanism for the old grandfather clock that was found in the attic . He goes away with the mechanism for the old Swedish clock in the downstairs hallway . " No wonder it's not working " he says . " Some chump has rehung the weights on nylon rope " . The chump remains silent but escorts him , quickly , to the front door .

Time to try the bakers seasonal raspberry cake . Delicious . ' The font ' counts no less than six separate layers of marzipan , fresh mousse , sponge , creme fraiche , jam and raspberry coulis . Strange how our little market town should have a baker that produces such wonderous things . In some ways France remains gloriously different .

Somehow Wilf has rubbed the inside of his front paw raw . He can't put any weight on it . A quick trip to the vet to make sure it's nothing serious . The prim Parisienne is on duty but just as the family fellow is about to go in to see her a second , kinder , vet arrives . Wilf and ' the font' are delighted with this change of personnel . He has the pad inspected and cleaned. Sore and tender but nothing worse . He should be better in a week . Paw problems are apparently common in diabetic dogs . Wilfs , somewhat delphic , view on the days events ? " A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't " . .


  1. Smart of the Chump to remain silent. That cake looks a little like something from 'space.' I bet it sure tasted good.

  2. Why does it have purple breasts? :)

  3. OMG, that cake! The french only worry about doing the important things in life... hey you gotta eat right? may as well be in style!

    Hope the Chump learned his lesson... it's far better to dial the phone and make a rendez-vous!

  4. I can answer Jack's Dad's question: it's france. all the best art has nekked boobs on it. and it's also good entertainment for adolescent boys.

  5. The vision of the cake has rendered me speechless. Only the French could make a raspberry cake which is orange with purple, erm, blobs. Nothing about that cake says raspberry! Apart from the flavour, I suspect.

    I hope Wilf's paw feels better soon.


    x (for Wilf!)

  6. Soft toy gentleman Wilf - hope you are getting better soon.
    Design cake from outer culinary space - love from Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  7. I suspect they got the idea for the cake design from some fashion house or other. It would take a fair bit of skill to get those peculiar colours. Perhaps they are sold with colour blind dogs in mind! I hope Wilf at least had a whiff, if not a lick of sticky fingers.

  8. Happy to see Wilfee's paw is going well in a few days.
    Give him lots of bisous for me, please Angus.
    AmitiƩs to you, and the Font.

  9. That's some strange looking cake but we'll believe you that it tasted delicious!

    Hope Wilf's paw is better soon!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  10. Super hot there = wish we could send you our cool southern winds. The cake looks amazing. We found an awesome French chef and their cafe in a small NZ town, fabulous cakes and if we lived closer we would eat there every night.

    Kisses to your sore paw.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  11. Nylon rope? Will have to remember that. The cake looks a bit busy for us.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  12. I'm so glad luck was on Wilf's side and the kinder and more caring vet made him feel better--That cake would certainly make me feel better this morning! Enjoy your day Angus!

  13. 1) French desserts are works of art!
    2) You (chump) need special training to work on clocks.
    3) Glad the front paw problems are nothing serious
    4) That toy is mine, and I look so cute guarding it.
    Have a great day everyone. Wilfie, you get cuter by the minute.

  14. The chump......too funny!
    Hope Wilf's paw heals quick!

  15. Diabetes causes foot problems in all species. Luckily, Wilf has not had them sooner. We are with Wilf and The Font: delighted about a kinder vet. Since Wilf cannot see, it is all the more important that communication with him include a loving touch. Angered by the thought of his sore foot being handled by uncaring, indifferent hands.
    Love the cake! Absolutely! Very creative! Pantone colour systems palate for spring 2011. And it sounds delicious! We have to get on a plane to find a decent bakery ! But thats good, I guess. No weight problems.

  16. oh ongoose! now you know just the cake to get for madame bay's birthday!!! as colorful as she.
    always wait for the kinder vet. i abhor that snooty mean parisienne.
    i laughed and politely drooled throughout your post.
    i'm trying so hard to bloom where i'm planted, but i also have to have my fix each day of the france profonde.
    love and hugs,
    tammy j

  17. That cake looks mouthwatering! I could move to France for that alone.

    I hope Wilf's foot is feeling better soon! Poor guy!

  18. that raspberry cake looks delicious!! can you mail me a slice? ;)
    glad to hear that wilf's paw is not something serious. give him a hug for me, and i hope he feels better soon!

    the booker man and asa's mama

  19. Guessing that it is the equivalent of a "diabetic foot" in humans? Take care of your paw Wilf!! Keep on going!!!

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

  20. Purple balls or not, that cake looks delish! :) Happy to hear that Wilf's paw problem is not serious. Healing thoughts are on the way to him.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Magie Mae

  21. What a chump! That cake looks it high in calories I wonder.....!

  22. Sorry to hear the diabetic 'easy to damage and slow-healing extremities' syndrome has struck Wilfie. Hope he pads on soft surfaces and heals without incident. Always hold out for the nice, gentle vets, Wilfie!

    That cake sounds much better than it looks. Hope the taste matched the description.

    Jed & Abby

  23. I love the clock story. The cake looks fabulous! And Wilf looks great too! I hope he does live forever! Everyday is such a gift and a blessing. Hope the foot heals fast.

  24. The cake! Julia Child meets Dr. Seuss. Magnificent!
    I do hope the paw is better. A tip... whenever Edward has a sore paw and is reluctant to leave it alone, I find baby socks are a tremendous help. They fit that paw perfectly and won't slip off.

  25. Wonderful pictures! Great Swedish clock! Hope Wilf's paw is better soon! My family due to arrive from NJ on Friday night for 2 fun weeks! Excited!

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