Monday, October 10, 2011

Canine charm.

Monday morning in SW France . A hint of autumn in the air . The tables at the bar under the arcade all stacked away in the belief that no one could possibly want to sit outside . Wilf joins me inside at a banquette in the corner . He's soon asleep , deaf to the beer and absinthe crowd watching the umpteenth replay of France beating England on the television . The old fellow rouses himself, briefly, canine charm personified, when the waitress slips him the ends from a croissant .

On our way home we stop for a walk by the river . A flock of turkeys , escapees from the farm at the junction , are clucking merrily away on the verges . They scatter in noisy panic when Wilf arrives .The three horses owned by the Matron of the Old Folks Home wander across the field to see what all the noise is about . Such sociable animals. I stop to chat . Wilf wanders on head down in the dewy grass, lost in his own content world equally oblivious to horses and turkeys .

" Let us be grateful to those who make us happy ; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom ".


  1. It's a good thing Wilf isn't human! He could be elected president of France! And then what would you do? :)

  2. Sound like a good start to the week.
    Hugs to Wilfy.

  3. Just coming from my garden - after a hefty storm it is covered in pine needles - my two black gardeners - Daisy and Foxiie always there as well as Leo the singing cat... so life becomes much nicer - lovely Wilf - you charming polar bear - love from Susanne, daisy and Foxiie

  4. There are many things that I don't know much about, but I do know that love, compassion, and healing thoughts are life giving. Our souls truly do blossom around those who bring us joy.

  5. Charm indeed!! Its Thanksgiving here in Canada...and I am truly grateful, not only for my family and friends, but to have got to "know" Wilf et al. He is a miracle to be sure! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!

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

  6. Definitely charm personified! Nobody is sweeter than Wilf. I love today's quote!

  7. What a wonderful day and a great way to start the week. We are grateful for Wilf too. :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  8. Wo;f
    Evewy day is something to be gwateful fow..the dewy gwass, the bit of cwoissant..I know you know how to appweciate each moment
    I love you
    smoochie kisses

  9. A beautiful quote...

    "A hint of autumn in the air"... that sounds divine after our weekend of snow. I'm glad that you and Wilf can still sit outside for your morning croissant.

  10. Well Wilfy must be the most charming and most Masterful Gardener of them all then!
    xo J~