Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The only joy in the world is to begin.

A morning spent on the phone to the British driving license office in Swansea. After being passed from one department to another a man informs us that we're ineligible for a British license and will need to obtain a French one. '' You live there so you need one of theirs. It's the regulations. They're part of the EU so just ask them for a new one ". Why do I have the feeling that this isn't going to be as easy as it sounds ?

Sophie spends her afternoon in the kitchen with 'the font'. The most attentive sous chef on the planet. She sits head craned upwards, watching every movement. From time to time she lets a out a squeak of hungry frustration. Bob joins me in the garden lagging the taps and stop cock against the onset of winter. He finds that a roll of bubble wrap makes a satisfying 'pop' sound when chewed. This discovery keeps him happily occupied for half an hour. 

In the evening they have lamb with their kibbles for the first time. Their bowls licked until they shine. No steam cleaner could make the bowls sparkle like this. That stage in a dogs story when life is quite simply wonderful.


  1. Oh yes, kibble is greatly improved by lamb, for sure.
    Toodle pip!

  2. Who can resist bubble wrap??? It gets me every time......good for Bob.
    I know all about the sparkling dishes after a a cleanup licking....I sit and watch in admiration every time....never misses a spot my Brownie.
    Hope you get the license problem sorted out. It has been my experience with government departments that there is ever only ONE person that will give you the correct of luck.

  3. A few good deep breaths may in be in order before you contact whichever department it is that you need to renew your license. I wish you luck.
    Lamb with kibbles - lucky puppies!

  4. I think that the life of Bob and Sophie has been quite wonderful since the day you brought them home!

  5. Sounds like Bob will be sending Sophie to the kitchen more often if she cooks such lovely lamb for them.

  6. They are just beautiful and adorable and have such great dog parents - enjoy such a great life - thanks for sharing your thoughts - Kiri is back from Austria - meeting wonderful horses and dogs - from cold Southern Italy Susanne, DAisy and Kiri

  7. Wishing Bawb and Sophie a wonderful Thanksgiving from the distant Pacific Northwest of the USA. May a turkey cross their paths and escape fully feathered!

  8. Lagging the taps? How cold is it there?

  9. The kitchen may stop the digging!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Sardines make us sit down and lick our bowls.......heaven.

  10. Oh Bob!! I LOVE bubble wrap!!