Monday, March 12, 2012

My favourite.

All the outside tables taken . A coachload of Dutch tourists in bright orange topped, black bottomed shell suits soaking up the early morning sunshine. Wilf and Angus move to a table inside the bar . Angus discusses the weekend rugby with the barman and the beer and absinthe crowd. Scotland has lost - again . An Armagnac offered by way of commiseration . Angus politely refuses. The waitress breaks up Wilfs half croissant and feeds the pieces to him one by one . The tourists peer through the windows.

We leave the bar and head off shopping. The bakers seven year old son rushes out of the front door of the shop closely followed by his younger sister. She stops abruptly, walks back, tousles Wilfs head, giggles , then runs off to catch her elder brother. Satchel dragging behind her along the ground . The sound of squabbling as they head off to school . '' You'll make us late ". ' No I won't '. '' Yes you will " . ' No I won't '. Wilf basks in the attention . A little old lady in a black cardigan stops at the shop door to talk to him . '' You're a character " she says. He looks back with a hopeful " Did you say sausages ? " expression on his face .

Angus buys a lemon meringue pie , a baguette and the breakfast croissants . Wilf follows him back to the car , off lead , close behind. The one remaining nostril working overtime . No doubting what this hopeful old PON is thinking : ' Lemon meringue pie for breakfast . My favourite '.

Not yet eight in the morning and this blogger has already laughed out loud half a dozen times. Life with one of natures trusting, happy go lucky, jesters.


  1. I'm sure "we had to stop and tousle Wilfy" is a valid reason for being late to school.

  2. He looks so beautiful. Perhaps a small slither of lemon meringue wouldn't hurt? And another picture of an 'Opera'. Torture. Can't wait for us to return to my crumbly old convent. Kisses for that nose.
    Teena & Merlin xxx

  3. Just now six in the morning and I've already laughed too--THANKS for that Angus!!

  4. That's one of the most endearing traits of our canine companions: whatever they are doing is their very most favo(u)rite thing!

    We might have chosen one of those chocolate treats...our most favo(u)rite!

    Scritches to the happy jester who keeps us all laughing!


  5. Wilf, like us, has lots of favourites. Nice to know he is treasured by all who meet him.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Lemon meringue pie for breakfast sounds like an excellent idea !!

  7. Best boy in town - lemon pie healing treatment - what can you ask more from life - love from Southern Italy --- I have something magical going on here: my Foxiie who is normally so jealous of everybody around me - seems to train Kiri to be his shoulder as he is getting older now - (14) and Kiri is allowed to take his place... I am amazed beyond belief... love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  8. Laughter and Lemon meringue - life doesn't get much better....

  9. Thanks for my morning chuckle. I'm glad to hear Wilf is back to eating croissants for his morning trip to the bakers. I'm curious, does anyone greet you during these excursions or is all the attention on Wilf?


  10. MMMMMM.... I love mornings... Laughter and Lemon Meringue just made it right.

    This is the first time I've seen Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. They're soo... fluffffyyyyy!!!1

    Huggies and Cheese,


  11. I think that "your" outdoor table needs a sign on it stating "Reserved for Wilf" (with a photo of him). Now that would catch the eyes of the tourists!

    You and Wilf laughing out loud is music to my ears.

  12. Wonderful morning -'cept for Scotland losing. Lemon meringue or that chocolate OPERA brownie? Wilf endeared to your community. Laughter the best way to start the day.

  13. Oh Lemon Meringue pie is one of my favorites!! There were many favorites I saw in the bakery showcase. Glad you are enjoying sunny days... I note the word "illicit" was not used to describe Wilf's 1/2 croissant in this post!

  14. No one can resist Wilf! It's an impossibility!

    In the first photo, the little green delight, is it pistachio? I'll take it!

  15. Laughing will keep us young.

  16. We will gladly share that pie with yours, only please take off the meringue for me. Not my favorite, but we do love lemon pie here! Wilf is adorable in the photos today. Keep on going Wilf!

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

  17. lemon pie is my favorite for breakfast too wilfee!
    you have the entire village squarely in your tiny paw.
    you are a VIPP "very important person pon."
    not many wee fellows have such an international following
    who so adore him.
    i just love the second shot of you today. it looks like a
    sideways political grin for sure. after all.
    we all know you're the real mayor.
    special hugs,
    tammy j

  18. I had to smile, thinking about the joy Wilf brought to so many people's mornings. It seems like that's his mission in life! And what's wrong with lemon meringue pie for breakfast? It sounds good to me!

  19. Wonderful, Angus. Laughter IS the best medicine. Wilf is looking suitably handsome, as is his wont, and all is right with the world. I hope all three of you enjoyed the lemon meringue.

  20. Nearly 6 PM in California. Wilf sparks more smiles from across the globe...

  21. Wilf your pictures make me smile. It is often hard to remember that you are a mature man, when you look like a young pup out on a walk. Your cake shop looks awesome - we are very jealous.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  22. Ooh, my! Look at all the goodies. Enough to make a puppy sick. But not wilf; hand-fed half a croissant, in pieces, no less. Hair tossed. Attention from tourists and children alike. Some of us live very well, even in our illness.