Friday, September 30, 2011

Outlandish behaviour .

Audes dungaree wearing friend from the Womens Cooperative arrives in her van . Today she's wearing a t-shirt with the slogan ' Make mine a double ' in large red letters across the front . '' Cementing " she says by way of greeting . Madame Charm has brought with her one of the old Swedish dining chairs . Another member of the Cooperative has been recovering these with the silk I brought back from India . ' The font ' is happy with the result and gives the go ahead for the rest to be done .

After a year of defying the inevitable time seems to be catching up with Wilf. No pain . Just a gentle, slightly achy and arthritic drifting into old age . Rather like a walk into the mist . The warranty on liver and kidneys close to expiring . '' It happens to us all " says the nice young vet glancing in my direction . Wilf leans into me . '' While there's tread on the tyres and gas in the tank we'll carry on partying ". The vet, the receptionist, the senior vet and 'the font ' all laugh . Wilf beams . Outlandish old age beckons .


  1. Here's hoping for an extended warranty!

  2. Few things are more touching than when your old dog leans into you, a gesture of total trust and love.

  3. Yes! 100,000 miles. For Wilf and for Gizmo.

    Has someone from the Women's Cooperative been doing Wilf's hair? Tres chic.

  4. Mr Wilfie, our hugs to you sweet gentle boy.

    Mum is off to see the French play Tonga tomorrow night at our stadium. Hope you'll be watching. She'll wave out to you all.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  5. Oh my dear Wilfie - and family ----- I wish him so much gas in the tank and tread on his lovely tyres - ever heard of Vitorgan (Freshcells) - it is a miracle medicine especiallyfor kidneys...
    To help the liver I use LEGALON tablets -
    I love this little great fellow from a distance - virtual love -
    Big Hug Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie
    I am sure The Font will think up some superdelicious Wilf-food!

  6. Hold out Wilfee ! All my thoughts are with you lovely boy.
    Lots and lots of kisses.

  7. What JackDaddy said.....he took our words.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  8. Ditto yet again to Jack Daddy's comment. Love the silk on the chairs. Really "pops"!

  9. I hope that you can keep partying for a while yet, sweet Wilf.

  10. Let me share KB's comment, we'd just like for you to stay on. But if you have to leave us, Wilf, I hope you do it during one of those marathon sleeps of yours.


    Stella and Jo

  11. Those chairs are beautiful!

    I hope that Wilf still has plenty of tread in the tires!

  12. Wilf I am praying that you can enjoy many more croissants and time with your family. I know that Angus and the Font are going to do whatever they have to, to make sure that you stroll thur until the end comfortable and happy and knowing that you are one loved little pup.

  13. Could we collectively purchase an extended warranty? I am more than happy to chip in for that. Darling Wilf, you are such a fabulous boy, keep on going!!!

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

  14. Oh, sweet are so loved!!!
    xo J~

  15. Oh, yes, do party; you brighten my life everyday, even as I sometimes hold my breath. Love the "hair do's" and your wonderful nose but esp. your joie de vivre. Extended warranty, indeed!

  16. The soft mist of age! Thank goodness, no pain. I was so afraid the reason Wilf laid down in the garden was because he had massive fluid build up around his heart/lungs and became too winded, too anoxic to make it back.
    I live in the presence of the mist every day with my mum. No pain, no worry, babbling incoherently to a lamp or a tea pot or just in bed, laughing with the bedpost. Its very hard to see loved ones like this, quite upsetting. But thats our issue. The mist is a happy place no cares no woes; just wishes in an absolute present. God bless them.
    Angus, the chair is perfect. What a elegant, well thought out fabric selection. Such excellent taste. No wonder The Font is pleased.

  17. Ah, Wilfie. It's bittersweet news, so let's concentrate on the sweet as long as possible. Revel in Autumn, which we hope is especially beautiful for you this year.

    Jed & Abby

  18. JackDaddy said it best! Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  19. Underscoring JackDaddy's words. Please Wilfy..we can't bear to part with you...stay strong. Kisses for your sweet and tender head. Prayers sent up for you all.