Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Bozo's .

Out along the lane with Wilf , barely seven , the sun just rising above the horizon. My phone rings . It's ' the font ' . " Monsieur Bozo's here and he wants to drain the septic tank ". We hurry back to find a huge truck parked outside the front door. A young man in blue overalls with an aggressively shaved head is talking to ' the font ' . It's the plumbers friend come to deal with the nocturnal gloop problem .

For two hours Wilf sits in the courtyard savouring a variety of tantalizing smells that waft over from our blocked grease trap . '' I'll need to come back with my grandfather to find the blockage . He's got a CCTV camera " . With that , and a cheque for three hundred euros , the young Monsieur Bozo goes. For the rest of the day the plumbing throughout the house gurgles .

Wilfs view on all this ?. '' Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us ".


  1. What has Mr. Wilf been doing in that first picture?

  2. Nothing is ever solved in ONE visit, is it?

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  3. Wilf always makes the best of every situation. I could learn a thing or two from Wilf!

    Wyatt's Mom

  4. Wilf's right about the surprises, but I have a feeling you prefer to not have anymore that deal with the gloop problem!

  5. your patience is phenomenal. i'd have had a stroke by now. did you become that mellow after moving to france or is that your basic nature?
    i'm trying so hard to be more like wilf. maybe i will make it by the time i'm gone from this planet!
    bisous to my favorite furry boy.
    tammy j
    the only better pictures of wilf than the ones where he's laughing are the ones where he's thoughtfully pensive like the first one here and the ones where he's striding confidently down the road. what am i saying... there are NO bad pictures of wilfee!!! my little love.

  6. Hope you have had a lovely Saturday Wilfee, savouring amazing smells from the septic tank... and dreaming to sunflowers.
    Bisous my sweet. AmitiƩs to you, Angus.

  7. Wilf's wonderful expressions always tell us his take on the current problem or situation. And he's right! What a wise and wonderful dog.

  8. I can picture my dogs enjoying the same smells. Nocturnal gloop indeed!

  9. Perhaps Monsieur Bozo made the spirits angry. I cannot wait to see how this latest house repair debacle turns out!

  10. aahhh... septic tanks. i always leave the premises anytime one of those is worked on. i'm faint of heart, or nose.

  11. One can only wonder what a blocked grease trap smells like, especially with a grand nose like a dog's!!! Fingers crossed that things get sorted, CCTV to the rescue! Wishes for queit evenings from across the pond! Keep on going Wilf, clever boy!

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

  12. Ohhhh! Dibs on the hammock! After Bozo leaves of course!! Lol! Come join me Wilfie!