Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 756


A morning spent going to the supermarket ( the early temperatures still cool enough to venture out in the car ) , then onto the cafe under the arcades to share an illicit half croissant ( en route barking at the invisible large white dog on the balcony above the opticians ) before returning home to spend an hour charging round the garden.

In the afternoon the garden umbrellas are brought out of storage. No sooner have they been put up than a strong umbrella shredding wind springs up . Bob is very interested in what's going on. He christens each umbrella stand. Some are christened three times, others twice and those on the terrace once. There is presumably some canine rationale behind this. He wears his serious face.

The Old Farmer has bought a trailer. One of those two wheel, ex-Army surplus trailers with a canvas cover. He informs me that he can fill it with food for his journey to Belarus to tend his fathers grave. '' I'll fill it with vodka for the return journey " he adds.


Sophie barks at passing pilgrims. They laugh. Thankfully, she knows that when everything gets too much she can hold onto her big brothers paw and have a nap. He can be savaged later.


It's actually day 756 for Bob and Sophie. How I wish we'd bought this door mat.


17 comments:

  1. Long live the Old Farmer and his sense of adventure.

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  2. ANGUS: this doormat seems to be very popular, and very available by online mail order. Just go to GOOGLE, and put into your search:
    doormat, The Dog Day 751. Widely available, if you are truly sorry that you passed it up. Good luck! from the Westcoast of Canada.

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    1. Thank you. 'The Font' may, or may not, share my liking for 'novelty' doormats. There again what difference can one fun doormat make ?

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  3. The Old Farmer is making plans for another trip...you just can't keep him down....I love him....when I grow up I want to be just like him.
    Love the dog door mat, who comes up with this stuff??

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    1. 85 and driving across Europe. Must be something in the water.

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  4. Love the door mat. There's always a list of things we wish we'd bought. But it might have ended up in storage with your pottery.

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head.

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  5. Incredible that the Old Farmer will drive as far as Belarus. Not a journey for the faint-hearted, one most of us wouldn't attempt, and certainly not in a venerable motor home !
    Please wish him a safe journey from us.

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  6. Is the vodka for the cabinet or the drive back?

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  7. Hooray for the Old Farmer. Continuing long life to him and his wonderful sense of adventure and family loyalty.

    You could make your own doormats. I'm sure the Dynamic Duo would have much more interesting things to say, about barking at pilgrims and so on, than on any mass-produced mat.

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  8. We've had the mat for years. It's place is under the water bowls so that once our Jake and now Just Harry can read it at their leisure as they slurp water. And when it needs a scrubbing, I always get a new giggle. Well worth the purchase..

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    1. Time for me to arrange an Amazon mat shipment !

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  9. The decrepit motor home will now be towing a trailer?
    A somewhat frightening thought given both the condition of the rig and the age of the driver.
    He'll be carrying the cell phone, I presume....I hope.
    The mat would have looked lovely beneath the dog Michael Jackson clock.

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    1. Ah ! The Michael Jackson clock. Another Angus purchase that was greeted with enthusiasm and then quietly relegated to the cellar.

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    2. Motor home and trailer. Rather like those Quebecers you see heading South to Florida,

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