Monday, January 2, 2012

Ungainly grace.

New Year's morning .We're out early. The grass soft underfoot after yesterdays rain . Small puddles glinting silver in the first light. After a day spent cooped up indoors Wilf skips along. Joy unleashed. No one watching us would believe he was blind, or old, or frail. We turn off the lane and head down the path that leads to the stream . Sometimes I lead . Sometimes follow.

Where the hill and meadow meet a large hare stops , mid-step, to stare at us. Seeing Wilf he rushes off. Tall ears disappearing over the brow of the hill. Ungainly grace. The family fellow lifts his head briefly then carries on nose down through the grass. What he fails to see, I do. The shared world of dog and owner.

Wilf, ever uncomplaining , greets each morning with the enthusiasm humans reserve for the New Year . PON wisdom - '' Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be ". To prove his point there's a bacon baguette waiting when he gets home .


  1. Wishing your dear family many blessings in the New Year!!!
    Kisses for Wilfy...
    xo J~

  2. Wilf, ever the optimist, and usually proved right.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. One of my daily joy's to read about Wilf - so happy about him doing so well and being so lovingly watched and cared for ... you are one special family - love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Tigerpuppy Kyril

  4. Life really is what you make of it, and bacon can make it better--You know, they make bacon ice-cream just to prove it.

  5. Ah Wilf. You make me smile. A bacon baguette certainly proves your outlook is right!

    There's nothing better than a quiet walk as a dog and human pair.

  6. Bonne journée Wilfee ! Bisous my sweet.
    Amitiés to you, Angus, and Lady Font.

  7. oh my gosh! bacon ice cream??? amazing!
    i have my morning coffee reading about your wondrous wise little polar bear. your site touches all the senses and is exciting and calming all at the same time.
    almost as amazing as bacon ice cream!
    love and hugs and special tummy rub to wilfee,
    tammy j

  8. Wilf is as ever, very wise and all knowing! Anything with bacon makes the world a brighter place, as our teenage son would agree with! Keep on going Wilf, lovely boy!

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

  9. BACON BAGUETTE!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. It's been too long... Wilf is amazing - your writing about him wonderfully warm and observant always! Happy New Year to you all!
    Sammie and Avalon

  11. What a great way to start the New Year! I hope you have a lot of idyllic days in your future!

  12. a friend recently told me about a recipe she found for bacon/chocolate chip cookies. could be good...

  13. I could use a good bacon baguette about now myself!!

  14. hey Wilf,

    * had me at bacon....*drool...

    Wonderful woofs of wisdom yet again from my sweet friend Wilf!

    Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you and yours much love, happiness, laughter, health, and Wilf, especially for you - more bacon baguettes!


  15. PON wisdom. The best!!!
    Love to all.

  16. Bacon makes anything taste better! Hugs for Wilf.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max