Thursday, January 14, 2016

An aversion to salt water.


A quiet day.

Bob sits on his stump seat waiting for 'The Fonts' return.


Sophie is happy to sit in the kitchen ...


.... and in the barn while I stack logs.


Bob finally joins his sister in the important task of staring at their master.


The new television arrives. The delivery man insists on carrying it to the front door. Bob observes him from the vantage point of his stump seat but makes no attempt to become involved in the proceedings. Sophie sniffs the box in the hope that it might contain sausages. She's disappointed. 

A high tide, a car park by the edge of the ocean, an abnormally strong onshore wind and a rental Peugeot 308 with an aversion to salt water combine to derail 'The Fonts' travel plans. '' Didn't you see the flood warning signs at the entrance to the parking lot ? " I ask. ' What warning signs ? ' comes the reply. 


Bob and his full flock should be reunited this evening.





7 comments:

  1. It sounds as though 'The Font' will have exciting tales to tell ! Staring at master and mistress is a game played here too...

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  2. Having had a couple of scary flood-water related near misses on the drive to and from work this year, my sympathies are fully with 'The Font'.
    Wishing her a safe return.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  3. Just from reading your blog for the past few years I have decided the font is the most sensible and intelligent woman, ever. There were no warning signs.

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  4. Lisa and Cherry in TokyoJanuary 14, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    That's a very interesting set of water and food bowls!

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  5. I do hope the Font is okay and that she will be back home safely....Bob will be so happy.
    You made a wise choice on the tv...I have a Samsung 40" too.
    Is that a beautiful cloisonne bowl for Sophie Diva only or does Bob get to use it as well?
    Tomorrow all will be well again.

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  6. Catching up on your news -- I hope 'the font's' trip home is uneventful, it sounds as if that may be needed!

    And given past history, Is it too much to hope for that the TV is intact and in working order?

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  7. Good boy Bob.
    Note... we have the same television, I think. Very happy with it so far.

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