Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The implausible statement .

The village gently eases back into its post-Christmas routine . Eleven in the morning . Amid a crashing of gears the old farmer returns from visiting his daughter in Bordeaux. He's driven there in the ancient motor home with non-matching chintz curtains . " Nothing beats it for comfort " he says . Angus decides not to comment on the implausibility of this statement.

Four in the afternoon .The old widow appears at the gate in flood of tears. Kelly the hover dog has gone missing . ' The font ' makes a cup of tea while search parties head off in search of Kelly . An hour and a quarter later she's found waiting patiently at her mistresses front door . A quizical ' where have you been ? ' look on her face. The old widow celebrates by having another mince pie .

Just as the champagne is about to be opened the white van from the womens cooperative turns into the drive . The last of the re-upholstered cushion covers for the dining chairs are delivered. They were supposed to be here for Christmas but ' at least you'll have them for the New Year ' says Aude's shaven headed friend cheerfully. Gascon timing.

Wilf follows all of this activity with great interest . PON as family guardian . Old sheepdogs know that ' patience and time do more than strength or passion '.


  1. The old farmer in the ancient motor home would fit in very well here in Alaska! Glad Kelly is safely home!

  2. Few things are as stressful as when our furry family members decide to go for an unauthorized walk.

  3. Beautiful PON Morning - happy that Kelly is back - we have a puppy Christmas with the other two ones adapting - but Kiri is sooooo cute time and cuddle management to be regarded to keep everyone happy. Have a great family time with all your village acitivity - bacettini sul nasino Wilfie - we love you - Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri - the busy tiger puppy

  4. What a lovely smiling face today Wilfee !

    You are surely right when thinking that patience and time do more than strength or passion, how much i would like to have your philosophy of life.

    Happy to read that Kelly is back home, and safe.

    Have a lovely Tuesday.

    Bonne journée, bisous to my beloved Wilfee.

  5. Love to the Christmas Miracle himself. And indeed, this particular PONder deserves to be pondered again and again. ;-)

  6. The big smile on Wilf's face tells me he is enjoying his new stuffie and all the excitement in his house. Enjoy the moment!

  7. we had a similar instance last summer with our neighbor down the block... tears... emergency searching by all of the neighbors... and then the call-out "it's okay! chewy has been in the guest bedroom asleep!" laughter, groans, and relief all around. a happy ending.
    your wee bear's smiling face is all i need for happiness! i love you wilfee,
    tammy j

  8. Quite the busy post Christmas rush! Hopefully New Year's will have a bit more comfortable seating than Christmas! Here's to the PON's wisdom, what a clever fellow! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  9. Whew! Glad Kelly is safe and sound. Wilfie looks especially adorable in the photos.

  10. Thankful that Kelly (and the cushion covers) are all back where they belong, safe and sound. :) Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  11. Oh we are so pleased that he widow has been reunited with her over dog.

  12. Wilf's smiling face always makes us feel happy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. I'm glad Kelly was found safe and sound! No doubt she's still being fussed over. :)

    I love French timing! I wonder what would happen if we all lived on that.

  14. Wilf is looking especially wonderful. It's good to see him so happy.
    My Gran lived by the old saying when in doubt, offer food. I think your village has been trained to the pop of a cork. Now, where is the mayor?
    Glad Kelly was found safe.

  15. We're also relieved Kelly is home safe and sound and surely knows she has mistress who loves her and needs her.

    So grateful Wilf is here for another Christmas, and is able to enjoy it so thoroughly.

    Jed & Abby