Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jet lag and kennel lag.
All seems well in the village. Late in the afternoon the Belgian lady comes to visit the old farmer. She announces her arrival with a loud '' Coucou mon petit chou ''. The Old Farmer opens his balcony window and demands to know what she wants. This less than passionate welcome can be put down to the fact that the old man is refusing to take his pain medication and is in a decidedly grumpy frame of mind.
Bob and Sophie watch from the front gate. Bob clambers onto his stump seat and barks. Sophie whimpers in frustration. She'd really like to be out and about amongst her devoted fans. The PONs excitement is fuelled by the fact that the Belgian lady is wearing a remarkable variety of metal arm and wrist bands with matching dangly ear rings. These clink, clunk and jingle as she approaches. The Cecil B Demille 'Pharaohs Daughter' approach to accessorizing.
Nine at night. The PONs radiate happiness. They seem to have survived their two weeks in the kennels with no harmful side effects. They are however both very tired.Their owners have jet lag, they have kennel lag. Bob does his best to stop his eye lids from closing.
Finally, even the most diligent of guardians needs to rest.
By ten the house is quiet save for the snoring of two inordinately happy sheepdogs.
This morning 'The Font' is up and about at three thirty. This means everyone else is up and about too.