Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Minus two.


Minus two this morning. Frost coating the grass. Frost + PON paws  =  A very lively start to the day.

Bob discovers another old toy in the depths of the laurel hedge.


His sister 'liberates' it.


Bob 'liberates' it back. This goes on for some time . 


Finally, the angelic duo are ready for their morning walk. In the little market town the workmen are only now removing the black ribbons from the flags. The three days of national mourning finished last Tuesday. Quite why they're only getting round to unfurling the flags now, a week later, is a mystery.  


The Old Farmer, resplendent in his green tartan lumberjack hat with ear flaps, is busy in his garden. Bob watches him, closely, from the stump seat. The Old Farmer piles up leaves and lights a fire. The fire crackles. A crackling fire , viewed from the safety of a stump seat, proves to be of great interest .


On Radio France a breakfast interview with an 'expert'. He informs us that France and Russia are leading the fight against ISIL. The Americans and the British, he opines,  are doing 'nothing'. A reminder that part of the joy of living abroad is gaining a different perspective on life. The 'expert' also says the Belgians are 'inept'. He seems quite democratic in his criticisms.


12 comments:

  1. It seems to us that the laurel hedge is a real treasure trove - who knows what Bob will find next ! Very chilly here, too.

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    1. If in doubt bury it in the laurel hedge.

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  2. Is minus two enough to freeze all the mud?
    Cheers,
    Gail.
    PS At least one cannot accuse the 'inept' Belgians of lacking a sense of humour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34897645

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    1. From the paw prints in the kitchen it can be said that mud doesn't freeze at temperatures of -2 . It just becomes easier to transport.

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    2. Cheers to the Belgians for their senses of humor!

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  3. Cold weather...found toy......just means fun!

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  4. Mud, leaves, ice and unearthed toys...this Autumnal day is just the best ever!

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  5. Bob is a good guard dog. Love his stump seat.

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  6. They do like the brisk weather, don't they. I've read that PON's have excellent memories. Do you think Bob actually discovered the toy or did he simply deceide to play with this particular toy?
    The same article said a PON's ability to outsmart you never ends.

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  7. I had a Bassett Hound that loved towels for toys. He would bury them in the back yard. After a hard freeze he would dig one up. It was amazing the contorted shapes a frozen towel could form! He would proudly run around the back yard displaying his frozen works of art!

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  8. Just the best time of the year for furry dogs.
    xx

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  9. Why your "expert" could pass for Mr. Trump!!! Thank God for dogs!!!

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