Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Lives.

The wind howls, the rain falls. Overnight, the little stream down in the valley turned into a raging torrent . In the garden the newly planted standard roses uprooted from the sodden soil . As for the geraniums ? The less said the better . Just like Caithness in February . Ten days of soild rain and more forecast .

Wilf is asleep, curled up , in his little brothers bed . A picture of warmth and happiness . I think of leaving him to sleep on . Wilf has other ideas . The very second the car keys are picked up from the hall table he's on his feet . A touch of rain won't stop a PON from his illicit half croissant . He pauses for a minute or so to blow the cobwebs away ( we're not quite as quick on the uptake as we used to be ) and then the family fellows out of the door and waiting by the back of the car . Old PON's know : ' The spirit of adventure makes for happy lives '.


  1. Jack is the same way. He can hear the car keys from 300 meters away! Asleep!

  2. That bed has a well loved look and must be mighty comfy!
    Most dogs have a dormant mode when sound & smells can enter the brain while their eyes are shut and they are snoring.

  3. Wilf does look cosy in the old bed.
    But don't talk us about rain.....
    Gail (and Bertie).

  4. Here's hoping all that rain keeps the water restrictions away this summer. Thinking of Wilf, especially today as we face a terribly difficult one.

  5. Sounds like the postman's creed...neither rain or hail...

    Sounds soggy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. For Wilf, the illicit half croissant is truly worth getting out of a warm bed for!!

    Hopefully all the rain you've been having is helping your well?

  7. Oh, I'd have no such luck rousing Petey from his warm bed to go out into the rain! Croissant or not!

  8. Ha ha ha! That reminded me of Lilac. She couldn't hear you call her name from right beside her (and sometimes she slept so peacefully that I was afraid she had passed away in her sleep), but the rattle of the cookie jar in the kitchen could raise her from any rabbit-laden dream! Funny how that works!

  9. Gorgeous little polar bear - love from Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  10. It's amazing how good the hearing can be when there is a croissant waiting for you at the end of the ride.


  11. Happy Lives, indeed. Love the vision of Wilf snoozing on Digby's bed.

  12. Sneaking out of the house is something yet to be achieved in my house as well. :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  13. What sweet pictures of Wilf today! He looks postively cozy! And who would miss out on the illicit half croissant and hair tousle? Not I!! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  14. Wilf looks very cozy in that bed. I am sure his body heat keeps him nice and toasty.

    Our 13 year old Halle just adores coming to the office with me from time to time. She can be in a dead sleep but I swear she can tell when I have decided to bring her to work with me. As soon as she arrives she settles into her cozy bed and resumes her nap. As I type this (at work) she is sound asleep already. At lunchtime we will stroll about Anchorage where she will be admired and photographed. Happens every time I bring her to the office in downtown ANC.

    Sorry about the plants!

  15. wilfee in his little brother's bed. comforting in so many ways to him.
    and to us.
    go little treasure! you have many days of adventures to come!
    there are tyres to christen, and ahem... politicians, and there are cookies to chomp from plumbers' helpers... oh... life is good!
    tammy j

  16. Wilf looks the picture of contentment in his nice warm bed. But really, he looks contented wherever he goes. Wouldn't it be amazing for us to be able to do the same?