Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wet .

Croissants safely stowed in the back of the little old Volkswagen we head off for our morning walk by the river . No sooner is Wilf lifted down from the back than it starts to rain . Lightly at first and then heavily . Very heavily . After carefully christening a fence post the family fellow turns around and heads determinedly back to the car . I'm left in absolutely no doubt that old PON's don't do wet .

With the rain thundering against the roof we set off to the supermarket . Rugby fever has arrived . An inflatable six foot tall bottle of Heineken stands in the middle of the first aisle . Around it kegs of beer , a rather forlorn ficus and a rack of French rugby shirts with made in India labels . The tout ensemble quite underwhelming . This early in the morning the supermarket eerily deserted - a retail Marie Celeste.

No coconut ice cream in the freezer . There is however a limitless supply of Creme Brulee with Caramel chunks. This is the sort of flavour that is bound to appeal to Wilfs gourmet palet . Two cartons go in the trolley . En route to the cash desk a display of goats cheese . The packaging on the Chabichou du Poitou says that it's 'a powerful cheese that will enthrall your senses '. I buy some for ' the font '.

It's stopped raining . Time for a second attempt at a walk . This time Wilf saunters merrily off , head down in the grass verge. The rain a great re-invigorator of malodorous delights .


  1. The words 'powerful cheese' scare me. Especially after what Jack just sent my way as he sleeps next to me on the couch!

  2. Don't forget to buy a "pot de confiture aux cerises noires" for the Font, i am pretty sure she'll love it with her Chabichou.
    Lovely Tuesday to you three. Bisous to my sweet Wilfee.

  3. Hope Wilf enjoys that ice-cream! Wonderful to see that he is doing so well and enjoying special treats!

    Like the sound of that cheese too!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  4. The nougat ice cream could be interesting.

  5. Wet, wet, wet... here as well and thunderstorms - heaps of pineneedles to tackle with on the seaside terrace... la mia palestra - Daisy playing with the cones - her life is an eternal rugby play - creme brulee with caramel - well, well, well the food chooser is a telepathic guy just knowing what the best looking polar bear loves -
    have a great day in France profonde from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  6. It is going to be an interesting match this weekend... we do nto take the French team lightly here at all!!!
    Once burned...

    It was interesting that the suggestion was made yesterday that the French should lose to secure an easier passage of games through to the finals - but they have announced they will play hard! Hoping for a great match :)

    I am seeing a box saying 'your comment was published..." - have I already pressed the right combination of keys to do this? Strange... if I have, perhaps you can delete the first one?

  7. Young boxers don't do wet either, at least mine doesn't. :) Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  8. Wilf seems to be feeling fine! Answered prayers, certainly. And we do continue to pray for our dear boy. You're giving him a marvelous life, custom tailored to his wants and needs. Full of love. Adventures even a well dog would envy. We should all have such a life. But then, we aren't Wilf!

  9. Greyhounds don't do wet, either! lol That cracked me up!

  10. Wilf has more sense than most of us - he's smart enough to get in out of the rain.

    Did he like his new ice cream flavor? I hope so.

    As for internet "usage quotas" - it's because I have satellite internet (the only option in rural US), and they severely limit how much a family can use it. I've had to take all sorts of measures to reduce how much I download and upload - a serious pain! If I downloaded the Supreme Court archives, I'd be thrown in jail by my satellite company!

  11. You had us at "a powerful cheese that will enthrall your senses...." my 4 dogs would be utterly magnetized by it....

  12. my favorite cheese is english stilton. strong and delish! and i so love shots of the village and the fields and wilfee forging on...rain or shine!
    tell me, will you be brushing his teeth after the caramel chunks in the new ice cream? just sayin'....
    love to you three in the france profonde,
    tammy j

  13. I cannot pay Edward to venture out in the rain. When he absolutely has to go out in that sort of weather, he hurries back in and stands in the mudroom waiting for someone to dry off his wet feet. He would agree with Wilf that it does leave behind glorious fragrances, however!

  14. The stronger the cheese the better we think!! And happy to hear that Wilf shall be getting a special treat!! Always a good thing in our book too! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  15. I love Ice Cream, I saw the cheese flavor Woof! can I have some please Woof, I'm craving on your delicious Ice cream Yummy!

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