Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To get the true value of joy you must have someone to divide it with .






Another hot day forecast, another early morning start.   Outside the Rickety Old Farmhouse Bob and Sophie, supercharged after a good nights sleep ,  delight in rolling , over and over, in the dew covered grass.  They finally pause and are lifted, wet and complaining, into the back of the car . Across the lane the two cows look up briefly as we set off into town. The braver of the two puts her head through the fence and lows . Sophie stands on her back legs and yelps a defiant greeting out of the rear window - puppy bravado. At the crossroads  a view across the fields to the mountains. The peaks just visible, glowing pink then purple under the rising sun .

The PON's daily routine . Bakers, newsagents, the strawberry lady with the polytunnels, a coffee while sitting on the back fender of the car , a tickle from the waitress , a wave from the beer and absinthe crowd. Two old ladies in buttoned up coats and sensible hats come and introduce themselves to Bob and Sophie . Bob is unimpressed. Sophie licks each of their hands in turn . Then it's time to go home . Exhausted by these new sights and sounds Bob soon falls fast asleep . He uses Sophie as his pillow. If only all the world was as peaceful and innocent as this.

26 comments:

  1. They are absolutely delightful. The last sentence is SO TRUE, sadly.

    xx (for Bob and Sophie)

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  2. I have to agree, truly delightful.

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  3. Oh that final picture is just so adorable. I'll think of it any time today when I need a smile.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  4. They're just adorable. No wonder they need to sleep after that busy morning.

    They seem to be reversing their personalities. Bob becoming shy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Adoreable beyond words - enjoy the puppies and thank you for sharing with us - with love froam Southern Italy Susannae, Foxxie, Daisy and Kiri

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  6. After the events in Boston yesterday, I also wish that the world was as peaceful and innocent as Bob and Sophie.

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  7. I love the last photo, it speaks volumes.
    What a great day, and to end it by sprawling comfortably out and going to sleep surrounded by toys and love.

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  8. Thank you Angus. That affirmation much needed this morning.

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  9. The cows are unrecognisable, the view is beautiful and the PONs are absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. Lumps of puppies - just what is needed to sooth this ailing world this morning. Thank you Angus.

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  11. Very agreed! I wish I could spend your idyllic days there so many times, and today is one of those days!

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  12. A golden morning. Thank you for sharing this tonic with us.

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  13. tiny furry reminders of simple pure love and joy in living. thanks angus.

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  14. Given the state of this morning's world, I am profoundly grateful for Sophie and Bob and your blogging skills. Also happy to see the cows looking healthy and well fed.

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  15. Thank you again for letting us be part of Bob and Sophie's lives each day. I enjoy each picture and the stories that go with them.
    Please, give them a hug for me.
    Looking forward to what you will share with us tomorrow.

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  16. We just love that last picture. Bob and Sophie are so cute together!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  17. They are all so cute when sleeping.

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  18. I'm not sure that Bob and Sophie should be drinking coffee so soon! :)

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  19. Lovely, peaceful photos. Does Bob have ticking throughout his coat? I'm considering him "reserved." Sophie is a diva. Thanks for the sweet respite.

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  20. I just want to climb in and snuggle with those two darlings. Precious!

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  21. The last picture Sophie as Pillow, is rare and wonderful.

    Jo in MN

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