Thursday, September 1, 2011

I didn't want to wake you .

Two o'clock in the morning . Wilf appears by the side of the bed  . Usually he barks when he wants to be let out but this morning he's  wandered up in the dark from the front door to find me  . He gently nudges me with his nose . An almost apologetic look on his face .   '' I didn't want to wake you but I really need to go out ".  The first time this has ever happened. Afterwards he can't settle .  More changes on the way ?

Back to the honey farm for some bees wax for Madame Bay. Outside in the courtyard a large aloe plant . Strangely exotic and definitely not the sort of thing you'd expect to find in South West France . Wilf takes the opportunity to christen it . Inside the shop the farmers wife gives him some sunflower honey on a piece of baguette . He beams . Life for an old blind dog isn't so bad .


  1. Woof! that's right it's not bad at all, and I think your doing great this day! nice photos :)

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  2. Maybe he just wanted some company!

  3. Mum says she understands, she needs to get up every now and then in the middle of the night to pee too.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  4. Oh Wilf we felt an extra surge of love for you this morning when we read this.

  5. Still in love with Wilf we all are... love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  6. This loving post brought tears to my eyes.

  7. Your devotion and close relationship with Wilf is the very reason he comes to you in the middle of the night.

  8. Nothing but love for this sweet boy...

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  9. I've noticed that Lilac is having a harder time settling, and I had a talk with the vet to get her some pain meds. I think she's just gotten so bony that she can't lay down comfortably without a little help. Then again, maybe Wilf saw a ghost!

  10. I think that Wilf has christened everything imaginable since I started following your blog a couple of years ago. An aloe plant... Ha!

    Our dogs both silently request to go out if it happens in the middle of the night. They don't even nudge us so they may wait a long time until one of us is awakened by their restlessness. Seems silly, don't you think?

    A baguette with honey. Lucky Wilf.

  11. What a sweetheart he is.

    xxx Joan

  12. Perhaps some more weather coming your way? I know ours do not settle well when the storms are coming. Last night was prime example, our husky Mr. Tor (who is an year round outside dog) woke me up with his woo-ing (he doesn't bark)to let him in. Sure enough, lighning and thunder were making its way towards the city. That being said, let's hope Wilf has a better night tonight!! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!!

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

  13. We send our hug and licks to Wilf! The bread with honey seems really yummy!

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

  14. I'm glad Wilf knows he has a friend, who loves him, that he can go to go to in the wee small hours when he need comfort. I don't know where he normally sleeps at night, but my first dog slept better having his bed in our bedroom in his later years. He had progressed from outside in his kennel, to the family room and then to our room. There was something reassuring for me about hearing his snoring and the sound of his breathing, and for him having his humans nearby if he needed us to take him to the garden for an extra visit. It gave us both some extra time together.

  15. The aloe in France didn't even register with us. We're so used to seeing them.

    Sunflower honey sounds good. We get other varieties from native plants.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  16. oh my beloved little pon. you are a gentleman in every way. godspeed.
    in the morning are croissant ends and maybe, just maybe... coconut ice cream?
    so much love,
    tammy j

  17. I haven't been commenting but I'm still reading!

    My little Chico would've peed on that aloe plant too! He think everything needs to be covered in his pee.

    That's so sweet how everyone in your village is always giving Wilf treats.