Saturday, February 22, 2014

The years teach much which the days never knew.

The climbing rose at the front door,  painstakingly trained to grow twenty feet up into the wisteria, has had an accident. The stem and the root have somehow become severed.  Sophie is found lying on the kitchen floor contentedly chewing on a three foot long length of rose stem. A look of sublime achievement written on her face.  Coincidence ?  

'' It will grow again " says 'the font '. This is a philosophy of life that is much employed in the Rickety Old Farmhouse. The philosophy does not , however, work for rugs or shoes or curtains or laundry. These do not 'grow again '. 


  1. Oh Sophie … it really is the quiet ones you have to watch ;0)

  2. Just be thankful that this time it was something that will grow again...

    XXXOOO Bella & roxy

  3. Rugs, shoes and curtains are in general replaceable. A must loved dog, however mischievous, not so much. As I often remind Gail.
    Toodle pip!

  4. Oophs Sophie, you can't blame Bob if you're caught in the act !

  5. A musing………one looks at the second photo of the two Angels close together (as is so often the case)……..and one wonders. What - oh what! -would life had been like for them, if they had been separated and adopted out to two different families. Thank God for Angus and the Font…….who knew they belonged together. It was never a question. A midnight musing from the Westcoast of Canada.

    1. P.S. Angus - your Header Photo at the top says it all. Please do not change it.

  6. How does Sophie manage to chew on a rose stem without being harmed by the thorns....or is it one of the new "thornless" roses?
    No matter what she gets up to (sublime achievement), she makes me laugh out loud every time.
    Happy weekend to you all!

  7. Congrats Scotland !
    Belle journée Angus, the "Font" and the little angels.

  8. Ah, but these we "buy" again.
    Which is sometimes even more fun.

  9. We used to have lovely roses before Ozzy arrived into our lifes. He has discovered the wisteria which mercifully grows like weeds.

  10. I think I heard Sophie mutter something about circumstantial evidence only. It must have been someone else who decapitated the rose.

  11. i am laughingly recalling something said at the Westminster dog show recently when the little pon was being "shown"...
    paraphrasing but pretty close...
    "these little dogs are highly intelligent and very determined. you must get the upper hand early in their development... etc. etc. " LOLOL!!!
    oh bob. oh sophie.
    how cunning of you to get the upper hand on ongoose and the font so early! LOL. XOXO hug them for me angus.