Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Don't nourish your fears more than you nourish your hopes.

The little wrens nesting in the wisteria by the front door start to sing. Their chorus a minute or so earlier every morning. Bob and Sophie join in. Soon Angus is sitting on the doorstep one sheepdog on his lap, another on his right foot. Our morning ' everything's fine with the world ' chat.

Then they're off. Two balls of fluff hurtling across the lawn in pursuit of blackbirds. Tops of their tails visible as they crest the ridge and head off into the sea of harebells and slipper orchids that line the path to the stream. The wild gladioli , half pink half white, making a first appearance . Then they're suddenly back . Muzzles and paws wet from the waterfall , faces radiant with mischief. The word tentative doesn't appear in a young sheepdogs vocabulary.

Baguette crumbs from the bakers wife . Then home to break as many rules as possible.


  1. What a perfect way to start the morning.
    I think we love them so much because they are such spirited rascals.
    Have a lovely day.

  2. The pastries look delicious....but can't compare to the little dirty PON nose.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. You have painted a perfect picture of starting each day with Bob and Sophie.
    Angus, I would love to hear the combined PON and wren choir...say what you like, but I'm sure it's music to your ears, and you do enjoy it. The welcoming song of a new day.
    Wish I had 9.20 Euros so I could buy one each of those delicious pastries...oh the heart palpitations you've given me this morning with that photo.

  5. We just love your videos! Have a fun day, Bob and Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. The wonders if puppyhood, brought to us so beautifully each day. Thank you, Angus. :-)

  7. Ha ha ha! The "home to break as many rules as possible" line cracked me up! So true!

  8. oh good grief. i wanted that second video to go on as long as possible! terrible TEASERS! you give us! wonderful teasers.
    some wonderful day just do a long long one! i promise i won't be bored. i love even just watching them sleep!

  9. The second video makes them appear to be arm (paw) wrestling at the local pub. So cute. Poor Bob unable to fit under the bench, so unfair!!!

  10. I like the videos today and I would like to see the wild gladioli too.

    1. Tomorrow I'll take the i-phone with me and take some photos.

  11. Once again, delightful videos and photos Angus! As far as breaking rules, I think I would be breaking each one of them in the bakery!

  12. Sweet, lovely photos and videos. We enjoy the morning birdsong here in southeast Missouri, USA as well and later, I enjoy hound-song :). Have great fun every day - it's the job of puppies.

  13. Those two are just so bendy! And the energy! I wish I had half that. Or at least that bendy.

    I'll take two cakes for me tea please!