Friday, July 26, 2013

Patience will achieve more than force




High summer. The rickety old farmhouse is suddenly full. A noisy dinner on the terrace finishes at well past midnight. This morning two happy but exhausted sheepdogs join me in my office. Bob brings in a Timberland boot to chew on.  They've discovered that their flock has suddenly got larger. ''We'll get some peace and quiet in here Sophie".  Sophie promptly falls asleep. Both are discovering that flocks can be unruly,exhausting, things.

20 comments:

  1. Sophie has a halo in that last photo :)
    Veronique and Dinde xxxx

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  2. I was about to post the same thing! An angelic puppy...sometimes!

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  3. Yes it does look like a (slipped) halo!
    I can imagine Bob and Sophie have already captured the hearts of the extended flock.
    Have a lovely day.
    x

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  4. Is that a halo over Sophie's head? Flocks seem to be ever-changing.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. She is indeed angelic.. everyone saw the halo :D

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  6. Happy times ahead this summer. So many new chewing and herding opportunities....

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  7. And we're here to say the same thing. We see your halo, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. They both look pooped.....but I can imagine they're having a great time with more folks around.
    New smells, more titbits, more tummy rubs and ear tickles....a PON's delight.
    Sophie the angel wears her halo with style, she really is a fashionista.
    Wishing you all lots of fun with your summer guests.

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    1. It's supposed to be his sisters .

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  10. It looks like Sophie has a halo over her head in that last picture! I hope they enjoy the flock! :)

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  11. We all seem to love Sophie's halo, even if its slipped just a little. Enjoy your guests!

    Jo

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  12. Puppies who want peace and quiet? Now that's an oxymoron!

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  13. Ha! I also came to post about Sophie's halo. How adorable Bob and Sophie are!

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  14. puppies squared off in the new header!
    and just in case she tries tugging on the halo... would it pull her teeth out??!!!
    i've got to think of a better word than adorable. i'm wearing it out! xo

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  15. Well, geez, everybody's already mentioned the halo. So...have fun with the flock.

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  16. The extended flock must be quite something to be able to tire two PON puppies.
    We hope Bob is knowledgeable about footwear and is able to distinguish tired Timberlands from your princely Lobbs.

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  17. Sweet angel! Enjoy the full farm house, nothing better than dinners into the next day. Best memories ever!

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