Monday, April 22, 2013

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come .






A battle getting them into the car. A battle getting them out. Finally Bob and Sophie are standing in the centre of the covered market ready for their trip to the cafe under the arcades. Collars, name tags and leads all in place for their great adventure.  

A journey of twenty yards. But my goodness what a twenty yards !  Each of the markets pillars sniffed, sniffed again, marked, then sniffed again for good measure.  Bob wants to go left. Sophie wants to go right. We end up doing both .  A pile of pigeon guano. Bob lets out a high pitched squeal of delight. A half can of Coke. This is prodded with little cold, wet noses.  

The lady in the blue dressing gown and red pompom slippers walks over the say hello. She's brought her glass of lager with her. Sophie licks her hand. Bob looks on suspiciously. The two stern gendarmes stop their Renault Megane patrol car . One gets out, smiles, asks their names and tickles each of them behind the ears.  The other gendarme, perhaps mindful of his important republican role , doesn't. Having got the little angels out of the car we now find they don't want to get back into it  - ever. The waitress brings over two coffees. We sit on the back fender, tailgate open, between us two inquisitive faces peering out . Perhaps we'll actually make it into the cafe tomorrow.

Home to flatten what is left of the garden. Sophie recquisitions an old plastic filing tray.

A typical Sunday morning in deepest France Profonde.  .

21 comments:

  1. Just wait until they are 50 pounds and you're still having to lift them into the car! :). Good times!

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  2. Lisa and Cherry the PON in TokyoApril 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    My son has always said it was a shame we didn't take Cherry's brother as well, and now I see how right he is! Twice the trouble, twice the fun!

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  3. That 4th photo. How long did you have to wait to take it ? Boy oh boy do those two have energy :)

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  4. When we collected Lulu she was the only girl with five brothers. I wanted to gather them all up and bring them all - but just one boy at least. Now......I realise I probable did not have the energy to do it !!
    Oh my gosh, you have your work cut out, keeping tabs on these two is a full time job......but so much fun and we're loving it !!

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  5. You may have come up with a great way to allow puppies to dig and not do any damage...

    Those first forays into the wider world. All the scotties couldn't move if they had on a collar and lead.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. But they look like they're behaving so well on the lead in the top two photos!

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  7. Whatever you do, don't put anything in the bottom of her dirt box for Sophie to "find", because if she liked it there wouldn't be an inch of soil anywhere that was safe from her paws.

    Jo in MN

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  8. A typical Sunday morning for you, your post, a good way for me to start my Monday!

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  9. Slow and steady wins the race....both Bob and Sophie will soon be tugging you along in earnest to get inside the cafe.
    Sophie obviously just likes the art of scratching/digging....I thought it was the dirt she liked, but she sure was enjoying scratching around in the empty container.
    It was cute to hear Bob drinking his water in the video.....a very familiar sound for me. Brownie seems to drink in a rhythmic style too.

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  10. Sophie's antics always crack me up! I see she's going to be an avid gardener. It sounds like they will make themselves quite comfortable in their new lives!

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  11. How long did Sophie's digging last, I wonder? I hesitate to tell you this, but I will anyhow - I have a dog that has been digging at the same yellow painted octopus at the bottom of her kiddie pool for six years.

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  12. Ummm... wasn't Sophie supposed to be the shy, retiring type?

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    1. hahaha indeed- so much for first imprseeions.She seems very outgoing!

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  13. you know the overused LOL? well ~ first i watched the video before reading your post ~
    i sat here laughing out loud in delight. then i had to be quiet and watch it again to hear bob drinking.
    oh i love those puppies! who knew a plastic box could be such fun! one thing for sure . . . you won't have to worry about keeping her front little claws clipped!
    more sir! we want more!
    ok tammy ~ stop with the exclamation points.
    happy Monday you three in france profonde.

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  14. Look at those two little darlings on their leads, standing side by side. It's hard to believe their behaviour is not perfect in every way.

    We wish we could get your videos.

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    1. Kari, I'm not a pc whiz, but look into updating your Codecs file, which is responsible for viewing videos.

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  15. We can tell that the two of you are just having the most wonderful life! Our mom could use your digging help in her garden, Sophie!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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