Friday, August 26, 2011

Keeping it simple .

Todays weather forecast in the local paper a mass of black clouds, yellow lightning flashes , and , in case we still hadn't got the message , THUNDERSTORMS ! marked in big red letters across the page . This confident assertion of meteorological gloom seems at odds wih the cloudless blue sky overhead. Wilf isn't bothered one way or the other. He's focused on the croissant on the table above .

At the supermarket the bad tempered cashier gets up fom her chair and huffily rearranges the wine bottles on the conveyor belt. " If you lay them with the necks pointing forwards they won't roll about ". She then tisks once and tuts , loudly , twice .

Two thirty seven on Thursday afternoon . Dunk- bonk - dunk. The afternoon peace of the village rudely shattered by the mayors latest attempt to restart the church clock . Another 'professional ' has shown up with promises to repair the mechanism . Ten minutes later another dunk-bonk-dunk . On our afternoon walk Wilf and yours truly wander over to see what's going on . '' This is the clock repairman " says the mayor by way of greeting . ' I'm the clock repairman ' says the clock repairman . I can't help but wonder if his is how the locals really talk to each other or do they keep it simple specially for me ? .

On our way home across the village green Wilf has a run in with the water sprinkler , getting soaked in the process. His hair , when it finally dries, develops a decidedly 'punk 'look . It stays like this for the rest of the day . Excitement , France Profonde , style .


  1. Love the hair suits you! :)
    xo J~

  2. We studied the photo carefully and are convinced, Wilf, that it is actually a pain au chocolat.

    We are also wondering if there is any other country on the planet when you could get instruction on the correct way of laying your wine bottle on the checkout conveyor belt. A nation with its priorities in order, indeed.

  3. Hey there Mongoose...
    I am so glad to see that Wilf is holding up so well. Your sense of humour, hasn't gone walkabout either. What's life without a little laughter?
    BTW The Book's on its way and your 'quote' is in it. Hold thumbs for us...:)
    Sending lotsaluv to you all

  4. Perhaps the Mayor and the 'repair man' figure if they keep saying that 'he's the clock repairman' they'll be able to convince one another that he's really going to fix the clock. But I couldn't help but notice in one of your pictures that 'your clock' still isn't fixed either.

    Our weathermen this morning are still saying we're going to get rain from the hurricane. I wonder if yours or our forecast will be correct?

  5. Wilf does look decidedly punk.

    It does sound like beginning the Great Clock tussle we're barracking for the clock.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. Still in a heat wave here... best to be in the water... dogs having ventilators in the house going all the time...
    Good looking Wilf - thank you for the picture - the Croissant smile is one of a kind -
    cuddles for Wilf from Southern Italy Susanne Daisy and Foxiie

  7. Loving the punkie hairstyle Wilf, it's very becoming! Raining here in London, with showers pretty much the forecast for the next few days. Have a super weekend Angus. Sue x

  8. Love the new "do" on Wilf! :)
    We may not be around much over the next few days. Must get ready for a visit from "Irene" a very UN-welcomed guest. Our first experience with a hurricane, and hopefully our last.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  9. Wilfie: I see you've been in the hair goop again, love the punk look !! We've got an old aunt, Irene, coming to visit--hope she comes and goes quickly.

    Zach's mom

  10. Hey Wilf!

    We always love your punk-look and your radiant smile. We've been getting our share of rainshowers here too.

    It truly is another entertaining post today. Thankies!

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

  11. Wilf carries off the punk look better than anydog I know.

  12. The punk look suits Wilf, I think!

    Well, I guess those thunderstorms could be the next Hurricane Irene. You never know what could blow up!

  13. I think I'm a fan of the punk look ;)

  14. woof xoxoxo
    Miss Winnie Dixon & Sam

  15. Too much excitement, Wilf... We're off for naps!

  16. We love the hair style Wilf, very trendy!!! Let's hope the thunderstorms have settled by the time this reaches you! Stay sheltered!! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!

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

  17. Thanks for the message, M'ongoose. This time we're safe, however, having 'dodged the bullet" as they say -- but we're so concerned about people elsewhere who may never have experienced all the ways that a hurricane can impact one's well-being. I forgot in my blog post to include wine as a must have -- but a dog neighbor caught the omission!

    Don't the wine bottles roll from side to side regardless which way they're pointed>? Just asking!

    xxx Joan

  18. They definitely keep it simple for the "foreigner" :)

    I'm betting that Madame Bay loves Wilf's new hairdo. She may copy him.

  19. Wilf
    I love that you aways have youw pwiowities wight
    The cwoissant is cleawly the most impawtant at the time as fow youw haiw..I looove it.
    I know what you mean about the weathew, it's wawm and sunny wif bloo skyes hewe today, but we awe told the subways and bwidges will close tomowwow, and some people will have to, I'm just making suwe thewe is gelato and peamut buttew in stowe fow the upcoming huwwicane
    smoochie kisses

  20. Wilf often has the punk rocker look. It fits him well. I just wish I could carry it off.

  21. Wilf, you look happy to be a rocker. Smooches to you handsome boy.