Monday, November 21, 2011
A dogs gift.
That great rarity - a day without builders, decorators , plumbers or gardeners. Incredibly , no Madame Bay, no mayor , no head banging Goths . After a leisurely post-breakfast saunter through the village Wilf settles down on the doorstep for a restorative nap . He resurfaces two hours later . It's a warm day . While I set up the lunch table on the terrace the family fellow wanders into the kitchen to give ' the font ' his advice on cooking . Creme de Potimarron et lard croustillant, Magret a l'Orange et riz complet, finally Cake au poires et gingembre . He gets some tiny shredded slivers of duck with his kibbles . Ginger cake added to that list of 'most favoured ' treats . He falls asleep under the table, on his back, snoring gently . I'd swear there's a smile on his face .
He's been a little more confused this past week . Two or three times a day he walks into a room and immediately forgets why he's there . We find him standing staring blindly at walls or back of chairs . He'll stand like that for ten or fifteen minutes , his mind in neutral . Other than that he's in a sweet spot . Energy for three walks a day , a hearty appetite , interest in what's going on around him . Eyes and gums still healthy , a sense of mischief as he blusters noisily through the fallen leaves. . Constant laughter - a dogs gift to his family.
PS - A special early Thanksgiving week thank you to Pamela and Edward at the wonderful www.fromthehouseofedward.blogspot.com blog.
Posted by Angus at Monday, November 21, 2011
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Confusion is only a minor thing - even humans wander into a room somtime and forget why. With my first dog (who had various old age ailments) when I asked my vet how you would know when it was time, my vet said "if you asked my dog now that my dog would laugh at me!" It is wonderful to know that Wilf shares that same laugh, and continues to happily enjoy being with you and the Font.ReplyDelete
Whenever I think about Wilf, I always imagine his personality to be much like my dad's beagle. Don't know why that is.ReplyDelete
Just discovered you via Pamela at the House of Edward. I have some catching up to do on your story, sounds like a good one!ReplyDelete
Your newest Welsh follower.
Love the penultimate photoReplyDelete
Have spent the past hour catching up, the robbery, the move, the loss of Digby, Wilf's illness. You couldn't make this up, what a journey you have been on. Now drying my eyes, have a headache from crying, time for coffee! So glad to have found you, or am I? Of course I am, I'm hooked.ReplyDelete
Just adorable - love you Wilfie - so happy about the high quality life and love you have - so good to know that you run on love - hopefully forever- like my friends JRT - he goes on and on with liver and testicle cancer, blind, deaf - but smiling - he even jumps up to me every time I come to visit - agile as a cat - love from Southern Italy - Susanne, Daisy and FoxiieReplyDelete
The contentment of Wilf certainly puts a smile on my face, Angus! I echo the words from The House of Edward, and give my thanks for the treasured days of grace that Wilf has been given!ReplyDelete
Like Yonks...I have arrived via Pamela and Edward. Look forward to lots of lovely reading about you and Wilf.ReplyDelete
I guess we've all walked into a room and forgotten why we're there at some point. I guess that just means he's a little bit human! Hopefully it will pass as the holidays start approaching.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the day!
A sweet spot for dear Wilf indeed. Pamela did write a wonderful post this week with such lovely sentiments for you, Wilf and the Font! She was able to say what's in all our hearts.ReplyDelete
Buzzy McDuff & the Pip
Wilf is a gift to us. :) Thank you for sharing him.ReplyDelete
Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max
Wilf, we so love you, we can't imagine how Angus and 'the font' feel.ReplyDelete
this is my thanksgiving gift...ReplyDelete
that wilfee is making us laugh... that he still enjoys the font's delicious cuisine and that he's safe in any room in his house because he has your loving presence always with him.
enjoy your respite from all the re-doers of ye old french farmhouse!
Sincerest wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving at your house, with "the font" and sweet Wilf! The 3 of you remain in our prayers daily for continued health and happiness! Indeed, Pamela Terry fully expressed how each of us feels about this VERY SPECIAL blog and your family. I dare not miss it even one day.ReplyDelete
Bonne soirée Wilfee, Angus and the Font !ReplyDelete
Not a lot of time to write, but a look every morning at your blog.
Kisses, cuddles, bisous, and all my love for the sweetest white polar bear in the world, beloved Wilfee !
Stopping by via Pamela; have visited you from time to time and always touched by the life & love of Wilf. I have a Norfolk Terrier "Honey" and an Aussie Jack Russel "Biscuit" who are a constant source of joy; God Bless & wishing Wilf continued good health~ReplyDelete
Anything with ginger in it will bring a smile to our face as well! Isn't he the most handsomest dog? What a face! Also a beautiful post written by the talented Pamela, wasn't it? Lovely words. Keep on going Wilf!!ReplyDelete
With love from your snowy Canadian pals,
Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker
Just popped over from Pamela's site to say hello to you and especially to Wilf and to hear that he is still going strong. Every day is a bonus for you. Happy Thanksgiving too.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear Wilf's still well. SHE often goes into a room and forget why SHE's there, so doesn't see that as problem.ReplyDelete
Kendra is not well this morning...not interested in eating or barking at the milko.
The rest are having war games throughout the house because it's rainy and dismal outside.
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy
I remember clearly including Wilf in our Thanksgiving grace last year. So happy he had made it to November. Who knew he had no intention of going anywhere soon! I'm so very happy to include him in our Thanksgiving again this year. We shall raise a glass in his honour.ReplyDelete