Friday, December 23, 2011

White feather glamour.

Christmas. Great time for the French airport security screeners to go on strike. They want more money because they have to deal with 'difficult and irate passengers '. Angus can't help but think that the passengers are likely to be even more difficult and irate when they discover their holiday flights have just been cancelled. Thankfully, the British Airways inbound flights into Toulouse from London are merely delayed.

Wilf is in fine fettle. A long lunchtime walk to the end of the village and then all the way back again . Canine tour guide in chief for his reunited flock. In the evening he plays touch rugby . The first time in nearly a year . A sedate affair of throwing the ball gently so it lands between his paws. Memories of racing down the hallway and rug surfing manfully across the floor tiles . After ten minutes he falls deeply and happily asleep. Miniature rugby ball propped firmly under his chin. Puppyhood revisited. His tail carries on wagging .

This morning out for an early walk along the lane . One of the friendly cows wanders over to see the family fellow . Wilf remains gloriously indifferent to her presence . In the bar under the arcades a chic Christmas touch . White feathers sellotaped onto the black lampshades above the bar . How stylish is that ? Big city dwellers eat your hearts out .

While the beer and absinthe crowd are busy with their Lotto scratch cards Wilf gets his illicit half croissant . He beams at the waitress . A very happy almost Christmas time in deepest France Profonde .


  1. Let's hope they finish interrogating the fellow at the bar before the feathers go up in flames. ;)

  2. Soundy idyllic, and as for the feather decor, why didn't I think of that.

  3. Wilf - chief of the reunited flock - just adorable - where is his outfit??? for Christmas??? - Wilfie we love you from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Foxxie and Kyril the tigerpuppy who goes wild with play - puppyhood pure!!

  4. As I dweller of a small village, may I concur with your admiration of such subtle decorations.
    We have wonky lights in trees and piped Christmas songs on the High Street...most impressive. No down-to-the-minute-Toronto-timed-syncronicity here!
    Joyeux Noel!

  5. Wilf looks like he's sporting a couple of scottie ears in the second ones!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Here's to many more games of touch rugby for sweet WIlf.
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    FIll this weekend with love, family and friends.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  7. Love the tres' chic feather decorations/fire hazard. Over here, a fire marshal would have ripped them down and fined the bar by now.

    Getting a wonderful visual of dear Wilf's wagging tail...perhaps it's more like a wiggling rump we suspect? Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!

    Buzzy McDuff, the Pip and Camille

  8. It is so precious to read such a lovely post about beloved Wilfee, before Christmas. It has been a while since you play touch rugby with him.
    Have a lovely Friday, bonne journée !
    Bisous to Wilfee boy.

  9. I love the vision of Wilf guiding his flock on a walk through the village. Merry Christmas to Wilf and the entire flock.

  10. I was wondering when the goslings would arrive! Wilf must be a wriggling mass of joy (the font and M'Ongoose too)! Happy Christmas to all from Manhattan!

    Jane and Petey

  11. It all sounds so idyllic! I am so happy Wilf has his flock back together to shepherd around the village!

  12. Nothing says Christmas like white feathers!

  13. Todd has begun his days of rug surfing--An idea we took from Wilf and we are finding that it's a 'sports event' all its own!

  14. I can feel Wilf's happiness all the way to the middle of Canada! What a sweet boy! And those feathers! Well then! Next year perhaps our tree would look nice with some feathers adorning it? I know our cats would appreciate it! Keep on going Wilf! Santa is almost here!

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

  15. Wilf's flock intact. A happy shepherd. Oh, Angus and the font, I'm starting to cry! It's Christmas time, Wilf's here, celebrating and feeling fine! God bless you for the wonderful care and all the love you've given him. You know, the world loves your family fellow.

  16. this post of wilfee's joy is the only christmas present i want!!! it is so heartwarming and uplifting i am almost a mush of tears. except i'm smiling so big my cheeks hurt!
    wilfee is living proof that you live on love.
    well... and of course the excellent care of the prolific angus and the magnificent cuisine of the beautiful font.
    is that enough adjectives for you? just can't help myself. i'm so happy!
    tammy j

  17. Merry Christmas to Wilf and his flock. Glad you could all be together with him again.

  18. I echo Tammy :). The rug surfing brought back "memories." Wilf looks fine, you and the font sound happy...Merry Christmas to all!

  19. In case I don't get around to telling you before the big day, Merry Christmas to your family and especially to Wilf!

  20. Merry Christmas to all, especially Wilf who was playing puppy!


  21. Merry Christmas to you, the Font, Wilf, and the reunited flock and cheering for touch rugby and feathery festivity! Wonderful!