Monday, November 28, 2011

Never stop exploring.

Up here on the ridge a third morning of thick, wet, impenetrable fog . A real pea souper . What east coast Scots would recognize as a haar .

Our morning routine . Croissants and baguette from the baker , coffee and bowl of water at the cafe . A trill of ' Bonjour Wilfee's ' from the early morning beer and absinthe brigade . The waitress laughs as she slips Wilf an illicit , and now routine , treat . I look down to see two paws, the tip of one large black nose and the illicit half croissant poking out from under the tablecloth .

On our way home there's time for a quick walk down by the stream . The sky brighter down here in the valley. The young calves and their mothers slowly wander over from the far side of the field to see us. They stand and stare . The young males inquisitive and hoping for food . Wilf ploughs along the verges , nose down , completely oblivious to his gathering audience . Old PONs never stop exploring .


  1. Oh yes we recognise well that weather scenario....

  2. They now stock absinthe on Kingsgate Street

  3. Amazing what one nostril will pick up!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  4. Darling Wilfiee - you have such a great life with such love and care and a lady gourmet cook -- cuddle, tickles and bacetti sul naso Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie
    P.S. Ever thought of making a soft toy Wilf - I would by it immediately - THAT FACE - irresistable.

  5. many times routine is the best comfort.

  6. And I think that's the secret to their long and happy lives! I love the image of Wilf under the table. He lives well!

  7. I couldn't agree more - never stop exploring, Wilf!

  8. We haven't seen any photos of lovely cakes and desert items lately, Angus. I miss seeing them so! Have you given them up?
    Wilf may be older and may have his infirmities but his life force is still strong. Little gets in the way of him enjoying his life. And, oh, what a life it is!

  9. Wonderful picture of the cows and calves staring back at you! I stared at them for quite a while myself. It does look a bit chilly in the photo of the town. Stay warm and dry! Hugs to Wilf.

  10. i think routines are wonderful! especially yours and wilf's. you are the village stars... well loved.
    would you take a picture of those little paws holding the croissant end sticking out from under the table some time? it would be priceless.
    happy day to you two boys,
    tammy j

  11. Everyday is an adventure, Wilf and the best to enjoy is to keep exploring.

    Always have a great day, Wilf!


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

  12. Wilf, I want your "do" - I then would be in style :). Keep exploring and cont. to let us in on what you find and think.

  13. Wilf certainly inspires as he continues to explore and enjoy life and show everyone that what was thought to be impossible has indeed become possible!

    Angus, I thought of you when I saw this book review in a magazine at my office:

  14. As long as its safe, then exploring should be on every PON's agenda. As well as the occasional croissant. Keep on going Wilf!

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

  15. Have a peaceful night sweet boy.
    Bonne soirée Angus, and the Font.

  16. Every day is an adventure for Wilf, good for him. :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max