Monday, April 7, 2014

He who loves, trusts.

Over the weekend the weather has turned from Spring into high Summer. Cloudless skies, the mountains bathed in brilliant sunshine,woodpeckers at the bird feeder.75 degrees by late morning. 80 plus in the afternoon.

Today we're up early to avoid the heat. Bob comes with me to the market. We order our usual Salers and Tome de Savoie from the cheese lady. We add some Tome Fermiere ( much better than the Reblochon or St.Nectaire she tells me ) and a pungent sheeps milk Pyramide for 'the font'. Bob is given tiny slivers of each. The cheese lady is either a good saleswoman or a dog lover. Perhaps both. Bob gives her his best ' I love you ' look . His tail rotates at high speed - a sure sign the boy is happy. Bob's ever waving tail , it must be said, is one of the worlds natural wonders. 

Shopping done dog and owner sit at the outdoor cafe watching the early morning shoppers. Bob slurps noisily from the bowl of water the waiters brought him . He then lets out a long contented sigh. The start of a new week in deepest, deepest France profonde.


  1. It seems that some PONs are natural bobtails, so we don't know whether Cherry's was cropped or not, but we are indeed very jealous of Bob's wonderful plume.

    1. Our previous PON's were cropped. These tails are a source of amazement to us.

  2. Bob as cheese taster. The speed or perhaps the duration of tail rotation as a precise indicator of quality?

  3. Would love some of that cheese....ours is so common place...not that we dogs mind that, but a change would be nice. Sampling would be nicer.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  4. What a wonderful change in weather....does this mean the beer and absinthe crowd are now back outside at the tables under the arcade?
    Bob's tail could easily be entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most wagged tail. I can see him enjoying those slivers of cheese with a big smile on his face....what a lucky boy he is!!

  5. Say the word 'cheese' and Merlin break-dances.


  6. Wondering what Sophie was doing while you and Bhub were charming the cheese lady?

  7. Ah, life is so beautiful! Trust and love! Best things in the Universe. Of course a delicious cheese rocks too! :)

  8. It's a dog's life.
    (How the meaning the old idiom has changed!)

  9. I can visualize Bob's tail, and it makes me smile.