Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fat, happy bees.


Out at first light. The mountains, still snow covered, shimmering blue in the distance. There are a few patches of frost in the valley but up here on the ridge the warm air is filled with the sound of fat happy bees drowning in pollen. A herd of deer watch us from the edge of the woodland. Bob heads off after the scent of a fox. He's called back and put on his lead. He accepts this restriction on his freedom with resigned good grace. By the shallow ford where the roman road crosses the stream he tries his hand at fishing. I sit on the grass bank and laugh. Wet, but unbothered, he comes to join me. One of those special '' this boy done good " moments. It goes without saying the fish have been undisturbed by his efforts.


After breakfast Bob and his sister head out into the garden.They catch sight of a squirrel and that, as they say, is that. Life lived at ear flapping high speed.

When you're two years old could there be any better start to a day ?

A quiet Sunday morning in deepest France profonde. Events in the life of a dog and its owner that are too unimportant for a diary but too important to be completely forgotten.

13 comments:

  1. So Bob, let's get this straight. You caught the scent of a fox and still came back when called? Wow. Gail is impressed. Me, less so.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Bob returns, Sophie wouldn't. Make of that what you will !

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  2. Ear-flapping high speed....you've caught the excitement right there.

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    1. Take off speed for ears - 6 mph.

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  3. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMarch 8, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Sounds like the start to another best day ever... Would Sophie have come back when called ?

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    1. Would Sophie come back when called ? Maybe. Eventually. Or maybe not.

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  4. Our canine friends sure do know how to make our day and keep us filled with laughter, without even knowing how much joy they bring to our lives.
    Good old Bob!!

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    1. Nothing like a sheepdog trying his hand at fishing to bring a smile to your face !

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  5. Whether you have two or four legs, it's a perfect start to any day!

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    1. The Presbyterian in me can't help but feel that the sun is showing up too early. A surprise snow storm can't be far behind. There again it will wait until the lagging comes off the outside taps !

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  6. Your PONs make me smile, especially the fishing dog Bob.

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