Monday, November 3, 2014

Nibbling.






At long last the weather's changing. Twelve weeks since we last saw rain. This morning high clouds are building up  in the direction of Bordeaux and the Atlantic. A storm can't be far behind. The farmers are busy sowing, Bob is busy eating acorns.

The churchyard is looking very spruce after the All Souls Day. The angelic duo aren't allowed into the churchyard but they are allowed into the bakers. They get some slivers of choux pastry. Strange how they know how to sit and look adorable at certain times of the day. The bakers wife thinks they're well behaved. 

We'll be taking Bob to the vet later this week. He's started to bite the long hair on his haunches. There's a small bald spot developed where he''s been nibbling away. We'll wait to see if he's still doing it when the rain comes to dampen down the pollen and dust. Sophie remains robustly healthy.


14 comments:

  1. Well Bertie and I would both rather be banned from the graveyard than the bakers.
    Hope the vet has some useful advice about Bob's bald spot.
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. Given a choice bakers win on all counts.

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  2. Your graveyard much prettier than ours. Just one spot? Insect bite, surely. I was watching the weather last week, hoping it would hold- we're down on Sunday coming for a week- but no, it was not to be.

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    1. According to Meteo France we're into the rain forever time of the year. There again Meteo France is the best contraindicator yet invented.

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  3. I do hope Bob's nibbling doesn't worsen. Hopefully the cooler weather will help.
    Merlins biting has greatly receded recently, since eliminating the low calorie, wheat included version of his kibbles and reintroducing the gluten-free original. My fault entirely for making assumptions, poor boy. Not that I have tried them, but I suspect they are tastier too!
    x

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    1. Probably the warm weather. He gets almost no wheat apart from the illicit donations at the cafe or the bakers.

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  4. What do we see……..can it actually be……..in the last photo……….is that BOB kissing his SISTER SOPHIE? Or is he whispering something
    private into her ear? Only the two siblings know…… Just PON-dering on the Westcoast of Canada.

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    1. Would have to say that it's amazing how the two of them enjoy each others company .

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  5. The Bakery is so much better than a church yard. Especially if it has a generous baker.

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  6. Oh the bakers, I would love to be let loose in there !

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    1. 'The font' got a mousse mandarine.

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  7. Apple does that every September. We attribute it to something in the air that time of year. A few days of doggie antihistamines seems to do the trick.

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  8. Those pastry swans bring back happy memories of younger days. I'll take one! Bob and Sophie can have the wings.
    Do you think Bob maybe picked up a little dermatitis at the kennel?

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