Thursday, December 29, 2011

The pork pie hat .

Lunchtime . The mayor shows up at the front door . It's chilly today so he's wearing his pork pie hat . It seems our Member of Parliament is coming to the village tomorrow to talk about restoring the frescoes in the church . Would it be possible to hold the meeting in the dining room of the rickety old farmhouse ? '' Perhaps a glass of champagne ? " thrown in sotto voce at the end .

Safety instructions on the side of a Royal Horticultural Society scented candle. Don't put a naked flame near curtains , keep away fom children and animals , be careful if you're reading a book . The other safety instructions leave Angus completely bamboozled . Health and safety run rampant .

Wilf continues to be in a good place . He sleeps a lot but his appetite is robust . The colder weather brings on his arthritis but nothing will stop him from joining us on a family walk . Sometimes at night he wanders away from his bed at the front door and finds himself lost in the dark. The household woken up by a ' I'm here. Where are you ? ' panic bark . Strong hands and soothing words soon have him back to sleep again . Touch , so, so important to a blind dog . Wilf , proof that ' life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth ' .


  1. Incredible safety directions.....

    Glad to hear that our boy is eating and taking an interest in everything around him.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Oh I am so disappointed. I saw the title and bounced right over, thinking you might be talking about good old British pork pies today, rather than all that fancy French food 'the font' usually serves up.....
    Still, glad to read that Wilf is doing alright and is as always close to a loving touch.
    Toodle pip!

  3. The third instruction is clear. Never put a fake moustache on it.
    Sorry to hear Wilfie Pons arthritis is giving him a little trouble today. Those of us that pop by to see how he is doing all picture ourselves giving him kisses, pats, ruffles, smooches and snuggles every day and I hope that they find their way to him. We all love him so much.

  4. It may be chilly outside, but reading how well Wilf is doing warms the heart.

  5. would that we could all look as adorable in our olden years! he just gets better and better. will spare you the analogy to fine wine. oops.
    btw... dare we hope for a picture of angus in his glorious hogmanay kilt? from the neck down of course, laddie. can't think of a more festive and proper way to end this year!
    loving hugs to my beloved tiny polar bear,
    tammy j

  6. Pork pie hats are permitted near the candle!

  7. I second the comment above. In our minds and hearts we all hug Wilf closely and ruffle and pat him gently every day. He is beloved by many.

  8. I'm pretty sure one of the warnings is about not leaving it near aerosol cans.

    I cannot wait for the post about the meeting in your living room! Perhaps it will be a room full of pork pie hats...

    I'm glad Wilf continues to enjoy the best of life! :)

  9. An odd set of instructions! However, the pork pie hat is doing wonders for my imagination! Hopefully a cheeky picture could be captured? Glad to hear Wilf is in a good place, just where he needs to be! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  10. As long as Wilf is in a good place, we are too.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  11. Ah yes. The mayor...and Champagne of course. And now guests. We knew that was comming. The closest thing to a private club. The Mark Birley of deepest France Profonde presides.

    Fingers crossed that Wilf remains in good spirits as we approach the new year. All of our love!

  12. I continue to be elated that Wilf is enjoying life so completely more than a year after his diagnosis. Perhaps we will have a miracle too? I hope so.

    The candle safety instructions bamboozled me too!

  13. You're rapidly becoming the de facto center of the village! That's actually quite a compliment, especially from the French.

    So glad Wilf is having so many good days, surrounded by great love.

    Jed & Abby