Wednesday, February 29, 2012

But what is life ?

Despite a strike at Frankfurt airport an uneventful journey . On the flight home across the Alps an exceptionally tall - 6' 7" at least - priest sits next to me . Red buttons on his cassock. Probably a Monsignor. He crosses himself on takeoff and again every time we hit turbulence . It's a rough flight . The Monsignor has a diet Coke. Angus, unnerved by this sacerdotal presence with a fear of flying , has something stronger .

Home to find bright sunshine and Wilf and ' the font ' having lunch at the little restaurant under the arcades. I sit down . Wilf puts his chin on my knee and sighs. Two minutes of reassurance and he's back under the table, asleep again . As the plates are cleared away the old fellow picks himself up and tries to follow the waiter into the kitchen . He's gently reminded we're not at home . In return a '' But what is life if you don't live it ? " look.


  1. We do like the look of 'truffles cake'. (Two of Gail's favourite words in one dessert!) Trying to work out the geography though. The price tags in the cake shop suggest Switzerland, as do the photos, but surely Frankfurt is not en route?

    Anyway, we're sure Wilf and 'the font' are delighted you made it back safely, with or without divine intervention. As are we.

    Gail and Bertie,

  2. We alway live by Auntie Mame's maxim "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." Wilf must subscribe to this quote as well.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Oh sweet boy, you are to funny ! Following the waiter into the kitchen as if you were at home, only Wilfee can do that !
    Happy to see you are back home, Angus.
    I wish you three, a lovely Wednesday.

  4. Love you Wilfie! Best boy ever! Flock reunited - happy days - love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri (he is eating celery which he found somewhere)

  5. Wilf's question would have been a good one to ask the Monsignor when you hit turbulence!

    Welcome back Angus!

  6. Glad to have you back. Looks like we're not the only ones who are!

  7. That cake looks mouthwatering! I'm glad you had a safe trip home. It sounds like Wilf is, too!

  8. All of us dogs subscribe to the philosophy of "follow your nose." Not just at home, but Everywhere!

    Stella, who has a nice smile, like Wilfee!

  9. The flock is gathered. All is well with the world...

  10. hahaha. i'm so happy when you're back. and to have a funny post to boot.
    i think maybe wilfee knew exactly where he was going.
    after all, he's a gourmand.
    i adore all his pictures... but when he's laughing...
    my heart sings.
    hugs to my boys,
    tammy j

  11. Glad you made it home safe. I love the description of Wilf with his head on your knee and the big sigh.


  12. You gotta stop going to the bakery and taking pictures! You're killing me! :)

  13. I would have been afraid to drink anything stronger than coffee around that MAN!

  14. Good thing you are back on terra firma! I am sure the waiter would not have minded to have the delightful Wilf follow him in for a few extra treats! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  15. I'm glad that you're all back together again! I guess that you didn't believe that the prayers of the priest were helping you...

    The bakery photos make my mouth water.

  16. Angus made it home safely, whether because of or despite the Monsignor's intercession, and all is once again right in Wilfie's world. Don't imagine Angus brought him any of that luscious cake, though.

    Jed & Abby