Thursday, April 3, 2014

Good humour makes all things tolerable.

In the morning we turn of the central heating. In the afternoon an unexpected storm comes thundering in from the Bay of Biscay. The temperatures plummet. The heating is turned back on.

Sophie finds a baseball cap. She eats it. She shares her joy by scattering shredded portions of it around the house.

The hyperactive mole is cornered.  Unsure of what to do next the PON duo look at it. Sophie howls, Bob yelps. The mole sensibly freezes. Alerted by the din, Angus rescues the little creature which is carried down to the side of the stream. It scurries into the undergrowth at high speed.

A delivery man shows up. '' I've got a dozen  tractor tyres here. Are they for you ? ". I assure him they're not. '' Are you sure ? ''. I again assure him that they're not. He looks disappointed. After ten minutes of fevered searching he finds 'the fonts' asafoetida and fresh curry leaves from London. '' I must get a better system " he says cheerily.

Bob and Sophie have chicken curry with their kibbles. Bob gives us his 'life just keeps getting better and better' look.


  1. OK, I'll confess. Until just now, you could have persuaded me that asafoetida was a brand of tyre….
    Cheers! Gail.

  2. Another wonderful day--according to the PONs. Hope they remembered to bark at the delivery man.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  3. Curry for their tea. Aren't you being very brave Angus ?

  4. I really dont want to know what that foetid mix tastes like ... the name just puts me off. Sad as it is possibly delicious - up there with Mountain Oysters.

  5. Baseball cap appetiser, followed by chicken curry. Merlin is jealous.

  6. Asafoetida? India must have really influenced 'the Font!'

    Bob is right--In looking at the photos, if you are a PON in deepest France profonde, life really does keep getting better and better!

  7. Dear Moley - he may not have survived a cat.

  8. Gourmet dogs - polish descent, french breed, swedish/scottish household, indian cuisine - american appetizers - peonies for dessert - really CAN life get any better with these HUMANS looking after them? Soon we will see them floating on the pool - for some inspiration:
    Have a good day in Southern France - Susie, Dasie, Kirie and Dandie

  9. Those muddy noses sure do tell the tale don't they.....what a wonderful day.
    The Font is really going all out with her Indian cooking to make it authentic....I have never used fresh curry leaves, only the curry powder...I tip my hat to her.
    I wonder if the Font can try rooting one of those stalks and see if it "takes" and make her own plant. Probably place it in some water for an hour or so and then into some rooting hormone and then plant it in some sand mixed with perlite and hope for the best that it roots.
    That mole is a lucky brute.

  10. What a pair. That muddy nose says it all.

  11. I had to look up asafoetida (or wotever!) - I've never heard of it before!!

  12. The chicken curry sounds a lot tastier than the hat!