Friday, December 9, 2011

A pre-breakfast tincture .

Seven thirty am . Amid a crashing of gears and a beep-beep of its asthmatic horn Madame Bay and her gold metallic ' Wild Child ' voiturette arrive at the front door . This morning our saintly cleaning lady is dressed in pulse quickening orange and purple . The tout ensemble crowned by a paisley patterned turban and a cascade of lemon chiffon .

This jarring vision of loveliness is the cue for Wilf and Angus to head off to the little cafe under the arcades . While the family fellow savours his half croissant , Angus reads the paper . Overnight there's been yet another European Union summit so the headlines are full of unseasonal doom and gloom. This is intermixed with a healthy dose of Anglo-Saxon bashing . The failure to reach agreement blamed on '' our friends the British " . A phrase liberally spread across the pages with relished bile.
For a moment Angus thinks of joining the beer and absinthe set in a pre-breakfast tincture .

Dogs of course are untroubled by such things . They have an attitude to life that asks : " Will this matter tomorrow ? " .


  1. As Mme Bay's personal fashion correspondent, Angus surely has a responsibility to stay sober at breakfast....

  2. Wilf looks like he's feeling well, and untroubled by your headlines--I for one, am thankful (and surprised) they're not blaming it all on President Obama...

  3. Splendid Wilf - I agree - what will matte now?
    Have a very nice day in Southern France Love and Hugs Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie

  4. I love the pictures of Wilf today! Funny how no matter where you are, the economic problems being faced are someone else's fault.

    That sounds like one of Madame Bay's best ensembles so far!

  5. I guessed wrong from your title. I was predicting that Madame Bay had some sort of tincture for Wilf. I was wrong... Wilf's attitude is wonderful - but I bet that he prefers croissants to beer.

  6. haha! astute comments from all of the above!
    i agree with wilf. it is what it is and it'll all be here tomorrow. the real stuff of life is love. love and happiness. all pollyannas hereby unite!!!
    i hope this doesn't mean you'll have to straighten out another bunch of dark suits and be gone. our wilfee couldn't take it. (and neither could we!) no pressure there. ahem.
    love and hugs and simply wonderful pics of the boy this morning.
    tammy j

  7. Beautiful Wilfie, taking things as they come. What the rest of us could learn.....

  8. Abdication of your own monitary controls , either by an individual or country is rarely a good idea. It's why I'm pouring hot water over soggy leaves rather than taking new.
    Maybe Mme Bay is attempting to colour coordinate with her vehicle. Could that be?
    How can we all feel such love for a dog we've never met! That loving, soulful expression may have something to do with it.

  9. After listening repeatedly to Mr. Cameron on NPR this morning your Wilf and "other" blogs were particularly interesting.

    And Wilf is looking particularly adorable today!


  10. What lovely photos today!! Wilf looks like he is beaming in the top one! And he's right, this won't matter tomorrow! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!

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

  11. SHE understands fully--as an ex-pat Yank who lives in Oz...

    It's great to hear of Wilf enjoying the morning ritual of croissant.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  12. Love the photos of our dear Wilf today. :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and MAx