Sunday, April 28, 2013

All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.






A sign appears on the church door.  '' UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Admission to the church reserved for those with written permission from the town hall ". Underneath  the mayors signature and a very official looking stamp with an eagle on it. The conflicting demands of the fresco restorers dangerous scaffolding, the dusty saints statue  and the little lady with the purple hat seem to have been resolved.The wisdom of Solomon in action .

The old farmer is out and about at first light. A primrose yellow DAF coupe circa 1972 in his driveway. '' She's a real beauty. A bit of work and she'll be as good a new ". He pauses for a moment then adds '' Better than new and worth a pretty penny ". M'Ongoose makes a noise in the back of his throat that could be interpreted as agreement.

Down to the market with Bob and Sophie. Bob has outgrown the harness we recently  bought . We find an old one which is several sizes too large . He sits quite still as the straps are tightened around him. It's early days but its already apparent that he is the essence of PON. Cheerful , uncomplaining , guileless. Guileless is not a word one would apply to his sister who has learnt that brain rather than brawn is the way  to deal with a large enthusiastic brother.

Home from the bakers. They charge around the garden. Sophie finds a plastic flower pot. Bob gives chase. These pups have been born with adrenalin rather than blood in their veins

17 comments:

  1. Bob is gorgeous. Sophie may not be guileless but she is a most resourceful, intrepid and very clever dog! The two of them make an ideal pair. Endless entertainment and mischief at the end of a beautiful tartan lead!

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  2. Essence of PON. Can you bottle it?

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  3. Oh to be young and full of energy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. That's what their owners wish too !

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  4. I love the quotation that is the title. And I love Bob & Sophie! If I ever have dogs (the cats might object!) I would like PONS. They are what dogs should be!

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  5. Oh, they're growing up so fast! They already look so much bigger than they do in your header photo. As they tell new parents, you and the Font must sleep when the babies do!

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    1. The great thing is they sleep solidly from ten til six thirty. Have to admit we've taken to having a post lunch doze when they're having an afternoon siesta.

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  6. Bless their little, lovely hearts. The puppy stage seems one to be never ending, but I bet by summer everyone will be able to stay up all day, playing, enjoying, sharing!

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  7. Just from the photo in your header and today's photo of Bob, one can see the growth! They both appear so happy, healthy and downright adorable.

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  8. If nothing else, the old farmer is the incurable optimist.... "better than new and worth a pretty penny," we may be in for a surprise.
    Bob has already outgrown his harness.....not surprising at all....is he helping the Font in the kitchen and sneaking little bits and pieces?
    These little sweeties are the apple of our eyes, and how I wish I could frolic around with them too, but I'd need an adrenaline transfusion to keep up with them.
    That noise in the back of your throat that sounds like an agreement...does it sound as if you were going to clear your throat and changed your mind midway?

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  9. Essence of PON. Would we want it? Of course we would want it. For ourselves.

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  10. Essence of PON, we could all use it (minus the urge to dig)

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  11. every word has already been wonderfully spoken.
    do you ever get tired of hearing the word 'adorable?' xo
    and the title of the post . . . spot on.

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  12. It sounds as if Sophie would be on the church's blacklist but she'd find a way in

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  13. What a wonderful description of each of them. I feel like I know them already.

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