It pours with rain. The temperature falls from the 90's to the 60's. The PONs wait ( impatiently ) while I go into the house to find a jacket. Bob is clearly from the Hebridean branch of the PON family. He gives me his '' Get a move on. A wee bit of rain never harmed anybody " look. Not everyone has been as lucky with the weather : http://www.thelocal.fr/20160914/storms-leave-120000-homes-without-power-in-france
The humidity does nothing for Sophie's hair.
It starts off as a disaster and gets progressively worse.
The rain turns to sunshine in the afternoon. Bob and Angus set off in search of a new car. We find a Volkswagen version of the Skoda Roomster. A huge cargo area and a PON friendly backdoor that can be easily jumped into. The sort of vehicle, short of a tank, that is as close as you can get to being PON proof. After two hours of negotiation we agree on a price. It is one of those cars in a colour that doesn't fly off the forecourt so the price is a good one.
While Bob and Angus look at cars Sophie and 'The Font' head off to see the vet about Sophie's knee which hasn't improved. A full thirty minutes are spent examining her. Sophie loves the attention and her tail wags non-stop. It could be one of three things in order of seriousness. 1) She's torn a ligament and requires a knee operation. 2) It's arthritis 3) It's bone cancer. Of these 2) is unlikely because she's still young. #3) we refuse to think about which leaves #1). Further tests are scheduled at the large pet hospital in Toulouse on Friday. She's in no pain and is suffering from what humans would call 'mild discomfort'.
In the evening we go to hear this being sung in a local church. How beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDnr308PMKw
Another of those days with dogs where you think nothing special has happened until you sit down to write about it.