Monday, January 13, 2014

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.




Bob and Sophie are groomed. For the briefest of moments they look like those PON's you see in books. It doesn't last.

Angus spends his morning writing. Bob finally comes into the office, leans his chin on my knee and sighs reprovingly. '' Don't you know it's a beautiful day outside ? ". Angus stops writing and picks up a tennis ball. Bob's tail goes thwack-thwack-thwack against the door. The sound of happiness. Writing can wait.

In the afternoon a walk down to the waterfall. The track has been churned up, the grass uprooted. A sure sign that a herd of wild boar are nearby.Bob ambles contentedly in the water. Our companions a flock of green finch, the small waterfall and a swarm of large, busy, bees at work on a wild mahonia.  

Horror ! This morning the baker is running late and hasn't delivered the croissants to the cafe under the arcades. No illicit treat for Bob and Sophie. The waitress brings my coffee. The PON duo look at her. She disappears into the cafe and returns with two rice cakes. These are gratefully received.  '' They're organic " she says as if this might make them taste better. From the lip smacking you'd imagine Bob and Sophie have gone to heaven. Rice cakes a new  favorite.

Life in deepest, deepest, France profonde.


12 comments:

  1. Oops. Typo, I think Angus. In the title - did you mean to say "avoid?" Hope this helps.

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    1. Thank you- Aboid changed to avoid. It's the erly morning starts that do it.

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    2. My pleasure Angus. It's no wonder……..given the early morning, the non-arrival of the illicit croissants, and the newly introduced rice cakes. A mere typo is nothing. Cheers!

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  2. Excellent choice Angus.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (who has never ever remotely resembled the wire haired fox terriers in the books).

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  3. We never look like the scotties in books and there is no book for Roxy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. Merlin has developed a few rather impressive dreadlocks on the tummy. The darn things always catch me unawares. We are in for one dramatic grooming session, where after I will be sent to coventry for a while.
    x

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  5. Good save by the waitress, the PONs must have perfected their starving dog look

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  6. Every cloud has a silver lining....no croissants leads to a new love of rice cakes...yum yum.
    The waitress deserves a medal...she would definitely be on my Christmas present list.....her kindness warms my heart.

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  7. It took a second examination of that first picture to realize that, no, Sophie does not have two tails. What an angelic, if temporary, look.

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  8. I'm glad she found a suitable croissant replacement!

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  9. Sophie looks very fluffy - Mme Bay would approve

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