Sunday, May 13, 2012

The giant paella dish .

Saturday night. The Saints Day dinner. Sainte Rolende. One of the lesser known saints . Farmers, their wives, tractors, small white vans , chairs , blankets, dogs and toddlers scattered haphazardly across the village green . In the midst of it all a fire with Willy's giant paella bubbling merrily away . We are introduced to Willy . A jovial man who inherited the giant paella dish from his father . '' Two metres forty in diameter and weighs ninety three kilos " . Angus unsure of how to respond to the proud owner of a giant paella dish makes an ' I'm amazed  '  whistling noise.

Wilf settles down next to ' the font '  . The other dogs come to say hello but quickly leave him alone . Canine understanding . Wilf discovers he likes seafood paella. A clear " why did you never tell me about squid ? " look on his face . Protracted lip smacking, then a sigh, then it's time to fall asleep .We leave when the old farmer starts to play the accordion . '' Going so soon ? " shouts Madame Bay .

This morning the procession leaves the church at six thirty . Wilf asleep at the foot of the stairs . When I open the door the sunlight falls on him. His fur glows . A great way to start a Sunday in France Profonde .


  1. What a lovely way to start a Sunday indeed!
    Thank you for including the video of Wilf,so good to see him enjoying his familiar sounds and scents of France profound.Have a very good day,each one a gift to treasure for all of us!
    Hugs and Kisses,
    Bev and ROO xx

  2. Have a great sunday, Wilf and Happy Mother's Day! Paella is really yummy!!!


    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  3. Beautiful boy. He looks relaxed xx

  4. Happy Sunday, Wilfee! Glad you enjoyed the paella . . .I think I would like that myself since I love most soupish things.

    Stella, Zkhat and Jo

  5. the little things that mean the most....

  6. Wilf, I have never had paella and sounds like you enjoyed something great. I don't know any where to buy some to give it a try, you are one up on me.

    Love the picture of Wilf with the sun on him. He always take good pictures. Are there any pictures of Wilf and Digby when they were puppys that you can share with us? Would love to see them.

    Keep on keeping on Wilf, have another blessed day. You are in my prayers each morning and in all my thoughts each day. I have your blog on my iphone as of a few weeks ago, I check out the day to see if there is any thing new going on with you. Thanks for making my Mother's Day a better one just by knowing you are with us.

  7. A very Happy Mother's Day to the font!

  8. Now that is a big paella dish! What a lovely day for you all! Perhaps squid and coconut ice cream for dinner? *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* Keep on going Wilf, sweet boy!

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

  9. Can't imagine why you didn't stay for the accordion playing...

  10. It sounds like Wilf truly appreciated the giant Paella dish. I'm happy that you're having another good day with him.

  11. I wish you, three, a lovely Sunday.
    All my love to you, little Wilfee boy.

  12. Lovely post. leaving here smiling...Even in the last lap...still NEW things and delightful tastes being discovered {squid!} it should be in the life of a devoted and awesome Canine Polar Bear...HUG for Wilf.

  13. i don't know what there is about your writing but it always engages all my senses!
    i swear i can see it and hear it and smell it! (and usually taste it...
    like coconut ice cream and font's delicacies) but i'll forego the squid
    ... now if i could just touch that beloved ball of polar pon fur!
    love to the best three in france profonde,
    tammy j

  14. Sending you best wishes for a wonderful day. Thoughts and prayers for Wilf and the Font.

    Thank you Angus for sharing your wonderful and special Wilf with all of us, I feel as if I am walking beside you on your journey. This old boy is s miracle...he has taught us all a thing or two about enjoying life, the importance of the little things and that there is nothing In the world like the love of family and friends.


  15. Just wondering what Wilf's pedigree name is and wondering if we might be in-laws somewhere along the way?

  16. Sending warm smiles to the glowing dog. Happy Sunday, flock!

  17. It does sound like a lovely way to start any day! I always smile when I read about Wilf!

  18. Wilf keeps enjoying life and what it brings - like paella with squid! Never imagined it but I don't live in France :). Happy Day to you all.

  19. He can have my portion of the paella. Never was much for squid! :)

  20. Our Wilf is really living his life, isn't he! Squid!

  21. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Hugs for Wilf. :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

  22. We assume the giant paella dish lives in the barn and travels by tractor or pick-up truck. How do they wash it? That's information one might want to have before eating from it.

    We're happy for Wilf that he is still discovering new things to enjoy. What more could one ask than a life of comfortable routine spiced up with something new just often enough.

    Jed & Abby

    1. A small truck with a crane delivered it. A Karcher power washer attached to the water supply in the willage hall cleaned (or at least partially cleaned ) it .