Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The old proverb .

Wilf spends most of his day sunbathing on the front doorstep . He rouses himself for a quick break of day trip into town for croissants and a hair tousle by the waitress . Later there's a mid-morning saunter to the fire hydrant and a late afternoon stroll along the old roman road . In between times he sleeps . He does however appear , unbidden and cheerful , at lunch and dinner . He also rouses himself to bark when the womens cooperative drop off a dining chair they forgot to return yesterday .

In the evening ' the font ' boils up the turkey carcass to make bouillon for New Years Eve Tortellini in brodo . Wilf sits in the kitchen staring, enraptured, at the stove and the simmering pot . A study in hope . He gets to taste some of the broth . PON's are great exponents of the old proverb - "The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth ".

Such are the happy routines of life with an old friend .


  1. It's heartening to hear that the routines are being adhered to..give him a tousle for us.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  2. Enjoy this happy routine of life with sweet Wilfee, Angus.
    Have a peaceful Wednesday.
    Très belle journée à vous tous.
    Bisous to my beloved Wilfee.

  3. I've also found that life with an old friend and companion really does have a unique and beautiful melody.

  4. I'll carry the image with me all day - enraptured Wilf by the simmering pot.

  5. Wilf has the perfect life and he is content too.
    It does not get much better

    Helen xx

  6. I love that proverb! Wilf makes every day a treasure. :)

  7. Hoping that every moment of Wilf's time to walk on earth is filled with life's sweet contentments. Especially the loving, delicious, feeling happy ones. .......DBH

  8. Mmmmm good! We also enjoy the bonus meal provided by the bones of the bird. If I may.... Bone Appetit!

  9. Just imagine the smell for the old PON!! What a wondrous day for him who gets to taste the nectar from the simmering pot! Lucky boy! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  10. good old friend. sweetest three words.
    blessings and happy times.
    can smell the luscious broth from here!
    tammy j

  11. Wishing you endless days of happy routine - our bimbo Kyril is our new addition to our happy routine - so amazing!
    Love Bacetti sul nasino beautiful Wilf from Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie and Kyril

  12. Peace and contentment, with a little bouillon thrown in for good measure, in our golden years. We should all be so blessed. With love to all.

  13. That one working nostril must have been smelling in overtime! Cheers, Wilf, Angus and the Font!

  14. I love sweet Wilf! All the best for 2012 from Hong Kong.

  15. That sounds like a nice routine. We have to enjoy each day and live to the fullest.

  16. Beauty in simplicity...and travelling lightly.

    Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and a new year of happiness and fulfillment.

    With love