Wednesday, March 7, 2012
It's snowing in Paris. Here the sun shines down from a cloudless sky . ' The font ' heads off to take ' granny font ' on a tour of the Cotswolds . Wilf and Angus head off on their morning bakery run .
Wilf still isn't interested in a breakfast croissant . He ignores the waitress and curls himself up under the table . Within minutes he's snoring happily away. Morning lethargy a side effect of the new medication . Angus reads the paper. It's Presidential election time here in France and the two leading candidates are saying rude things about each other . By comparison British public life remains a haven of propriety .
The plumber comes et eleven . He was due last week. The well has already run dry . To be more precise it's not recovered from last years drought . The plumber suggests running a line from the village pond .'' Everyone does it ". Angus looks doubtful. The plumber promises to come back later this week to replace the guttering on the corner of the roof by the palm tree. Angus wonders whether it would be politic to tell him that he's been promising to do that for the last ten months.
In the afternoon a leisurely stroll. Fifteen , unhurried , minutes of ferreting for pigeon guano in front of the church followed by a twenty minute walk down by the stream . Wilf trots along. A bright " I've got nothing to do today but smile " look on his face . He's in a good place .
Posted by Angus at Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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And what a super smile! We glad we're this far south too - the pictures of northern France looked miserable. Hope the font and granny font find good weather in the Cotswolds.ReplyDelete
Wilf looks beautiful. The last picture, in his element.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely Wednesday, Angus and Wilfee. Enjoy the sunshine !ReplyDelete
Wilf most certainly is in a good place, and troubled by neither politicians nor plumbers.ReplyDelete
He does look very smiley. We hope you get a doggy bag for the croissant, in case he wants it later.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
The lovely photos of Wilf always make us smile, happy Wednesday dear fellow at least it will be bath free today.ReplyDelete
Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie
So, so happy for the joyous little Wilf.ReplyDelete
I totally understand your concern about running a line to the pond like everyone else has done--After all, you can only put so many straws in a glass...ReplyDelete
Wilf really looks happy and his contentment shows in the pictures of the last several days!! There really is such beauty and grace in these days with him, isn't there?
So sorry to hear about Wilf's stroke but glad he's able to smile todayReplyDelete
It sounds like a rather idyllic day, with the exception of the plumber!ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable - smile - smile - smile -ReplyDelete
love, love, love Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri (becoming very sweet and calmer)
May I just say what a great doggie dad you are? Such wonderful patience... My poor pups rarely get walked, and when they do it's pretty perfunctory. I need to take a lesson from you :)ReplyDelete
Glad to hear Wilf is feeling well today.ReplyDelete
Why would anyone would leave your home to go sightseeing somewhere else? You have no water, but you have Wilf. Hope we both get more rain this spring.ReplyDelete
my day is somehow immensely better when a tiny polar pon in france profonde has a good day. i need little more.ReplyDelete
your patience with that "rickety old farmhouse" is beyond amazing. i will certainly think twice when tempted to complain about the little house problems i have! ...
"the last ten months?"... "no water!"... mon dieu!
and i don't mean that in a blasphemous way. i would need all the eternal patience i could pray for!
hugs to my boys,
Always makes our day to know Wilf is in a good place....May he always be...DBHReplyDelete
I'm so glad that Wilf is in a good place.ReplyDelete
Wells run dry here too in drought years... but no one runs lines from village ponds (a funny thought to me). We just dig deeper.
I'm just wondering how deep the village pond is!ReplyDelete
Also, if you want rude, just cast an eye across the pond!
Wilf's smile makes us all smile!!!
Gorgeous snow free scenery. Glad all is relatively well in your corner ( except for the well of course),ReplyDelete
Jealous about a trip to the Cotswolds! Miss the UK so much it makes my heart hurt some days! So glad that Wilf is in a good place. That makes me smile!! Perhaps a change of routine, late afternoon croissant run instead? Mornings could bring some coconut ice cream (or bubblegum) and then croissants. You just never know! Keep on going Wilf!ReplyDelete
With love from your Canadian pals,
Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker
Happy Day for Wilf, Happy Day for Emma.ReplyDelete
Playing catch-up with several days worth of posts, only to learn of Wilf's unfortunate stroke. You folks are amazing, soldiering on with him, hearts breaking in excruciatingly slow motion. He is such a blessed boy to be living out his life with you. A difficult journey, made bearable through love and patience. I keep you all in my prayers. Keep strong, Wilfie, keep strong.ReplyDelete
Smiling here, too.ReplyDelete