Wednesday, January 1, 2014


6.40 am on the morning of a beautiful, cloudless, New Years Day. Despite having been up late Bob and Sophie start the PON chorus at exactly the same time they always do. A sure sign that they are keen to seek out fresh adventures. Their heavy headed human companions are less keen. A trip to the cafe under the arcades for a coffee and an illicit half croissant is in order.

From all of us here a simple wish. May peace, health and happiness be your constant companions throughout 2014. For what it's worth Bob has already decided this is going to be the best year ever.


  1. We hope Bob's prediction stretches to us, too. Were the Absinthe and Beer crowd there to wish you a Happy New Year?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    1. Yes. I'd like to think they'd gone home after welcoming in the New Year .

  2. Très belle année 2014 Angus, tous mes voeux de bonheur, de santé et d'amour pour vous, the Font, et les adorables Bob et Sophie.
    Happy new year to you Anngus. My best wishes for happiness, health and love for you, the Font and the lovely Bob and Sophie.

  3. Bob, this year is going to be better than the best.
    Toodle pip!

  4. I agree Bob, best wishes for a really good 2014

  5. Happy New Year, Bob and Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. it's worth a LOT!
    happy new year to you four in deepest france profonde!

  7. If Bob has decided it's going to be the best year ever then it absolutely WILL be the best year ever!
    Love, inner peace and contentment in the new year.

  8. Happy New Year Bhub and Sophieeeeeeeeeeeee!! Be wild Be happy Be great. We still have much to learn from your stories.

  9. peace and happiness to you and the hounds this new year!

  10. Have a most blessed, fulfilling New Year for you and your family. I am sure the Pups will make their New Year full of rowdy fun, interesting eats and very hopefully, good health!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  11. So very fun to see the pups enjoying the New Year so thoroughly already, they're just darling!
    Blessings to all in 2014!!!
    xo J~

  12. Something is different that I can't put my finger on. Did you get a new camera? These photos have a different quality. Perhaps it is just that I have not visited you in a couple of days and all of a sudden I notice how large Bob and Sophie have grown. It is truly odd, almost overnight they no longer look like puppies. They are so strong, healthy and vibrant.

  13. I agree with Bob's's going to be the best year ever!!
    Happy Happy and Bestest New Year to you all!!!