Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.




Six thirty am. I open the door to let the little angels out. Bob, head down, powers off silently into the pre-dawn darkness. No lingering, no hesitation. He has important things to do. A garden to guard, squirrels to chase, trees to christen. Sophie follows him out. As she leaves the house she looks up at the moon and lets out an ear drum shattering whoop of joy. The best day ever awaits her. I wonder if the suddenly wakened villagers share her enthusiasm. 

Normal service resumed at the cafe under the arcades . Sophie demolishes her illicit half croissant in record time and tuns to help Bob finish his. A look on her face that says " I told you this was going to be the best day ever ". Joie de vivre indeed.


12 comments:

  1. Sophie clearly knows she is in the land of 'joie de vivre'.

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  2. You catch their joy so wonderfully in words. Lovely writing, angus

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  3. Dogs are so good at making us stop and enjoy the simple everyday events, sheer pleasure.

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  4. I heard the drum shattering whoop of joy from way over here!!!!
    Thank goodness the croissants made an early appearance today......a good day ahead indeed.

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  5. The Best Blog to start our day with! The pictures and the writing are all worth jumping out of bed each morning to simply to see what the Pon kids are up to. Thank you so much for this. (whew, I'm happy its a "croissant kind of day")

    Yogi's Mom

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  6. I love that life with dogs usually is the best day ever! Seize the day, Sophie!

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  7. OH! be still my heart!
    such upclose and personal pictures of the two best puppies in the world!
    that their personalities are so different is just icing on the cake. XO

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  8. This is why we share our lives with dogs.
    Every day is the best day.

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  10. It's always the best day ever for us, too, at the beginning of the day....

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  11. They are angels. They always see the days as best days. Something there for us to learn?

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