Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deep and calm .

Bright but chill. The geraniums surviving if not thriving . The lawn tractor delivered back after three weeks in the workshop. Angus heads off for a celebratory grass trim . After twenty metres the machine emits a loud bang, then stops. A wisp of oily smoke traces its way delicately into the air. Angus kicks the tyres. Wilf christens them . The machine remains immovable.

The camera function on the i-Phone stops working . 15 calls back to the support centre. Each time a helpful voice asks " Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on again ? ". Detecting the growing tetchiness in my voice ' the font 'suggests the quest for a solution be left to another day . Angus goes to bed determined that his future won't be Orange .

Wilf sleeps for most of the day. A different type of sleep now. Deep , calm , restful . His breathing untoubled . In the morning he's in exactly the same place he went to sleep in eight hours before . The sort of secure canine slumber that says ' My soul is from elsewhere , I'm sure of that , and I intend to end up there '.


  1. Time for a new lawnmower and a new i-Phone perhaps.
    Hugs to Wilf and lotsaluv to you all.

  2. Oh, poor Angus ! No solution, sorry...
    That's the type of restful sleep, we all wish to Wilfee, when he'll decide time is arrived.
    Hope it will be the latest as possible...
    I wish you three, a peaceful and lovely Wednesday. Bisous à mon tendre Wilfee.

  3. Seems to be quite busy in Toulouse this morning

  4. It didn't work after kicking and christening? Well, we're out of ideas.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Wilf the calm in the eye of the storm. Kisses for that nose x

  6. A sweetly slumbering tousled Wilf. Warms the heart.

  7. Well, you know the new iPhone will talk to you! I've grown very fond of mine! Here's hoping today brings less frustrations!

  8. We assume Wilf slept thru the excitement today..just down the road???
    How about turning the lawn mower off and on and kicking the iphone??
    Works for mom...

  9. Sorry to hear of the mower and phone troubles! Perhaps a shopping trip is in order for a new mower and phone? Or just a trip to the bakery might be just the answer! Speaking of trips, this will be my last check in until April 3rd. We are taking the newly turned 16 year old in our house on a cruise for his birthday. We shall be thinking of Wilf whilst we slide through the warm Caribbean waters. Keep on going Wilf, we shall catch up in April!!

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

  10. if ever there was a wee soul from elsewhere, it's wilfee's.
    elsewhere being the sweetest heaven imaginable.
    i loved that he christened the tires of the irksome lawn tractor!
    supporting his best friend by making a statement voiceless but clear.
    the pictures of his warm smiling face light my day!
    i hope your week gets better!
    tammy j

  11. Dearest Wilf, There is no doubt your noble soul is eternal; great comfort in knowing there will be a Wilf in eternity......Much Love ..DBH

  12. Time to hire a lawn service and get a new iPhone.

    Orange day?

    So happy that Wilf is sleeping and resting comfortably. We do love our French PON!

    1. Ina - Orange is one of Europes largest cellular providers. They have an advertising slogan that goes ' the futures brighter with Orange '. Having spent a day on the phone to them, with no progress, Angus is determined to change his phone company . His future won't be Orange .

  13. Wilf smiling towards the direction he spoken from - polar bear in southern France - have a great day!
    Love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  14. Kicking and christening the mower didn't work? Hmmmmm. Have you tried the original man tool technique...slapping it repeatedly with your hand?
    Good luck with that infernal machine.
    The iPhone, not so sure.

    Refreshing, restorative sleep. Just what Wilf needs. Just what we all need.

  15. Wilf has it right. The rest is just a puzzling obstacle course.


    1. Barbara - Orange is a European cellular company . They claim the future will be brighter with Orange . Angus isn't so sure !

  17. beautiful posst. we're heading to the Dordogne in a couple of weeks, can't wait :)

  18. Go try the mower now, maybe it was flooded! (Thats what they always tell me!)

    Cheers and baby sleeps to Wilfee,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  19. Technology - 2; Angus - 0. Hope both machines are working better now. The Orange reference alludes us, though. Is it at all similar to seeing red?

    So glad Wilf is enjoying so many peaceful days. May there be many more.

    Been watching the siege? standoff? in Toulouse on tv. Hope they can wait him out and that he doesn't have any explosives in the apt. Guessing that, just as it would have been in the U.S., until he actually shot the first soldier, he had not committed a crime so even though French intelligence was apparently aware of him, they had no legal grounds to hold him. Pity.

    Jed & Abby