Saturday, March 17, 2012
Fairy tales .
A busy day for Wilf. The landscape gardeners beaver away outside the front door. Trucks of top soil being rolled and flattened by tractors and rotavators . The family fellow keeps a proprietorial eye on the proceedings from his vantage point by the front door . From time to time he barks - a reminder to one and all that he's still chief supervisor . The youngest gardener sits on the doorstep and shares a biscuit with him . It goes without saying that Wilf likes the youngest gardener .
The plumber comes with another hare brained scheme to link the irrigation system to the town water mains . '' Isn't it illegal ? " I ask . A shrug of the shoulders and an ' Everyone does it ' , by way of reply . Wilf barks .
Our early evening walk . Amelie the moustachioed village cat beats a hasty retreat when she sees Wilf come barreling out of the front gates . Wilf , nose down in the grass verge, remains unaware of her presence . We go three hundred yards. Maybe three fifty . Wilf settles down in the grass and falls fast asleep. Not a doze. A deep, deep, contented sleep. Angus phones home for ' the font ' to come and collect us . Looking at him a line of G.K.Chestertons comes to mind : '' Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten ".
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Hope he got in some christening with all that machinery around.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Sounds like Wilf has had a great day. How do you keep him so clean? Such a sweet face.ReplyDelete
Wilfie - looking dashingly wonderful - so good to hear his news - so much love - cuddles and un bacetto sul nasino di Wilf Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and KiriReplyDelete
Wilf is certainly beating his dragons lately. And he's looking very handsome indeed today.ReplyDelete
Wilf must have worked very hard supervising all the yard work. I would love a picture of the worker sharing the biscuit.ReplyDelete
No wonder he had such a deep sleep, busy day!!! As long as he has great day and biscuits, that is all that matters. Keep on going Wilf!ReplyDelete
With love from your Canadian pals,
Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker
Each day, your stories of Wilf and your family start my day with a smile. The love that you and the font have for the "family fellow" shines through in the smallest details. Thank you for sharing these vignettes and for helping to show me the way.ReplyDelete
Glad to know Wilf is keeping a supervisory eye on all the goings on; you can depend on Wilf to make certain all the ducks are in a row.....truly, without doubt it has been and will continue to be Wilf the Dragon Slayer!..DBHReplyDelete
Wilf and his dragons....but he's winning, in every sense of the word. St. Patrick's Day greetings from the west of Ireland.ReplyDelete
I like that - "Wilf, the Dragon Slayer!" Happy photos of the wonderful fellow and kudos to the youngest gardener.ReplyDelete
being the supervisor is quite an exhausting job!ReplyDelete
and like everything else... he does it so well.
happy st pat's day.
some coconut ice cream and champagne on the terrace at sunset?
yes, of course, i'd so love to come. but it's a bit far.
so just give him a soft happy hug and tell him it's from me.
Love Chesterton...and I have to say... Wilf is adorable. He is a good ambassador for the Polish Lowland Sheepdog... Anyone who meets him would WANT one... Definitely a Poster Child for the breed. Give him a hug for me...Happy St. Pat's...ReplyDelete
Good food, good walks, good sleep! I think it all sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
I don't think I've ever left your blog without a smile, with the exception of reading about Digby's passing away. I love reading about Wilf's charmed life every day!ReplyDelete
Wilf has undeniable charm and charisma! In photo #4 you can feel his joy and contentment. All of our love.ReplyDelete
Sweet Wilf I have missed your wonderful smile. So happy that while I was away, you continued to live your life to the fullest.ReplyDelete
Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max
KB voiced my every thought....so "ditto" from here! He looks so angelic in these photographs...why wouldn't he be a Dragon Slayer??!!ReplyDelete
At the end of a very busy couple of days for me, I'm worn out even more reading what Wilf has been doing! I hope your day ended on a good note and a peaceful night!ReplyDelete
What an astute quote. It's time to go back through your blog and gather all these wonderful aphorisms into one place for future reference.ReplyDelete
Every good day for Wilf is a good day for us. Keep it up, Sir Wilf the Dragon Slayer. [That's his new title; we've all dubbed him. We get to do that since we don't have a Queen. Of course, in a couple of years, you may not, either, if Mr. Salmon gets his way.]
Jed & Abby
Looks like you are getting some nice sunny weather now wilfie. Have a good snooze buddy.ReplyDelete
Julie and Poppy Q
Wonderful photos in this post! Love the cats! Fantastic weather in your corner of the world.ReplyDelete