Thursday, May 18, 2017

The face of mischief.


Out for our morning walk. The young garagiste rushes by in his 'boy racer' Ford. The school secretary follows soon after. Then it's the woman with the two six year old boys. She's holding the steering wheel with one hand while trying to brush two hyper-active tousled heads with the other. While Sophie searches for badger poo Bob and his master discuss Mr.Trumps claims that he has been treated more unfairly than any politician in history. Angus tells Bob about the Roman Emperor Valerian who was captured in battle,  made a slave, used as a foot-stool, forced to swallow molten gold and then for good measure skinned and stuffed. Bob ponders this tale in silence then looks at me as if to say ' Blimey ! That's unfair ' . 


After our morning walk the PONs carefully drag all their toys out of the house and scatter them across the garden.


In the greengrocers two women are rummaging through a pile of cherries. They find ones that are to their liking and pop them in their mouths. The women carefully spit the stones into the palm of their hands and drop them back among the fresh cherries. Angus finds the women's behaviour intensely unhygienic but being a foreigner says nothing. We pass on the cherries.


A quick trip to the bakers. The baker is in one of his uncommunicative moods. No choux pastry crumbs for the PONs.

Back at home the PONs get given some carrot sticks. Bob grabs his and rushes outside. He sees the back of the car is open and leaps in. A place to eat a carrot stick without being bothered by a permanently hungry sister. The face of mischief. The camera on the i-Phone barely quick enough to catch the male PONs look of delight .


16 comments:

  1. Love the look on Bob's blurry face.

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  2. What a cheeky smile!

    We are a bit grossed out by the ladies chowing down on the cherries, also they are really stealing as well as having no manners.

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  3. I love the action shot of Bob..

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  4. Adorable Bob! Umm, the cherry munching females are not lady-like. What would their Moms say? Yuck.
    I think that Mr Trump may want a couple of Big Macs and a bucket of KFC with his whine.
    It looks like Pence and Ryan are circling the drain along with Trump. The firing squad reserved for traitors is too good for them. A torch is being lit in the City on the Hill!
    Pam in NH

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  5. I knew this American president would make our country the laughing stock of the world! We did not all vote for him.
    Gross behavior with the cherry pits.
    Bob is better behaved than them. :)

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  6. What awful women, surprised no one came to admonish them. Perhaps it's as well that all our cherries come hygienically packed in plastic !
    Good evading tactics Bob - I hope you enjoyed your carrot stick in peace.

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  7. Ooooo that cherry experience. Disgusting!

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  8. Proof that the ROF influence is world-wide: I have just seen your comment on the Emperor Valerian repeated word for word in a thread at the book of face. It was a discussion of how a certain failed politician is whining that no one has ever in the history of forever been treated more unkindly. People are being mean to him, boo hoo.
    The cherry-snackers are nasty, as well as light-fingered. Bob and Sophie have much better manners.
    Love Bob's carrot-eating grin.

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    1. At least your head of state doesn't appear to dine exclusively on Cheetos and self-tanner. But yes--those of us who saw it in action in NYC years ago tried to warn the world, but no one listened.
      Not only are those nefarious French installing cabinet members who are experts in their fields, but they are including more than just a token woman.

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    2. Am I hallucinating or was there an Angus comment to which I replied, and which is now invisible? Hmmm. And I don't know how to delete mine.

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    3. Am I hallucinating or was there an Angus comment to which I replied, and which is now invisible? Hmmm. And I don't know how to delete mine.

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  9. Bob looks positively delighted with himself.
    Charming pictures of Bob and Sophie together, looking so attentive and well-behaved, and toys scattered roundabout.

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    1. I agree, great pictures of the dynamic duo! Bob with his carrot is a priceless picture of total happiness.

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  10. The start of another best day ever...

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  11. I would have passed on the cherries too - I wish we could pass on all the politics that fill our airways. This morning on "Morning Joe" John McCain said in response to Trump's feeling so mistreated,said ‘I’ve been worse-treated than President Trump’ -- He's of course right and it's not too difficult to come up with a list of politicians who were also treated worse, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan come to mind.

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